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An Uncompromising Approach to Religious Liberty & Christian Life

February 2, 2016

Uncompromising integrity and intelligence are both needed as Christians move into the future in a world increasingly hostile to religious liberty.

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The Incarnation of God and the Stuff that Matters

January 4, 2016

The deepest mystery of Christmas isn’t how Jesus was conceived and born — it’s why.

Pope Francis makes a symbolic gesture by opening a "Holy Door" at Bangui Cathedral in the Central African Republic ahead of the start of a Catholic Jubilee Year, marking forgiveness and reconciliation on November 29, 2015. "Open for us the gate of your mercy," the 78-year-old pope prayed before opening the door. "We ask for peace for Central African Republic and for all people who suffer from war."  (Photo credit: GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP/Getty Images)

Why Not a Presidential Year of Mercy?

December 2, 2015

The upcoming Year of Mercy announced by Pope Francis coincides with our presidential election year. Could there be a connection between mercy and politics?


ISIS Aims to Alienate and Radicalize, So Let’s Celebrate Christ the King

November 21, 2015

Creating widespread panic, it seems, is child’s play, and the Paris attacks have produced the inevitable and predictable reactions.

Glory of God Bearing on the World

How to Defeat a False and Destructive World View

November 7, 2015

The only way to counter wrong and destructive worldviews is with a true and life-giving Christian worldview, something that demands we get beyond our individual encounter with Christ and personal piety into the battle for the minds and hearts of our neighbors and the culture.


Our Feelings are a Blind Guide

October 26, 2015

It’s about time that people in the psychology/psychiatry world began assaulting the therapeutic culture that holds Western culture and far too much of the Church captive.


Reimaging the Meaning of Marriage

October 9, 2015

“Molly and me and baby make three” is more than a happy sentiment from an old song. The human family is the image by which we glimpse the Trinity, our God who is a community of persons.


Review: “The Liberty Threat” by James Tonkowich

October 7, 2015

Hostility towards religion has never been more severe in America. But don’t give up hope, writes James Tonkowich. There is hope.


May the Pope Challenge Obama’s ‘Freedom of Worship’ Talk for the Sad, Watered Down Thing That It Is

September 27, 2015

All around us we see the attempt to privatize religion, to make it an entirely interior matter in order to reduce it to quiet obscurity.

In this Monday Sept. 7, 2015 photo, a sand sculpture pays tribute to three year-old Syrian boy Aylan Kurdi, whose haunting image hammered home the Syrian migrant crisis to the world. He died along with 5-year-old brother and their mother when their small rubber boat capsized as it headed for Greece. (AP Photo)

Keeping the Human in Humanity

September 10, 2015

Where we see crowds, God sees individuals. Each has a name and a face, a history and a future, a family and a purpose.


A Tale of Two Coasts: Religious Freedom and the Churches

March 21, 2015

Assaults on the religious liberty of religious schools are underway by the Washington, D.C. City Council and by parents, teachers, and others in San Francisco.

"N.I.C.E." from C. S. Lewis' "That Hideous Strength"

Is It Good to Be Nice?

February 7, 2015

Mean and nice are thoroughly subjective judgments. They say something about us and our feelings, but nothing about abortion, marriage, or any other moral question, public or private.