'76 Blog

Steve Moore on how to unleash America’s prosperity

(By John Andrews, ’76 Editor) What industry all by itself generated the job growth to lift America out of the Great Recession of 2008?  But how much money did not flow into Americans’ pockets over the past six years as a result of our relatively weak recovery since 2009?

By |November 4th, 2015|Categories: Colorado Christian University, Economics & business, Taxes & TABOR|

Why not gay marriage? Here’s why not

(By Phil Mitchell, CCU Faculty) In my thirty-five years of college teaching I have been asked scores of times, “What do you think about gay marriage?” In this post I would like to give a […]

By |November 2nd, 2015|Categories: Culture Wars|Tags: , , , , |

As Carson comes calling, CCU students shine

Among the hundreds of Colorado Christian University students in the capacity crowd that heard presidential candidate Ben Carson spell out his vision for leadership at the CCU Event Center on Thursday morning, Oct. 29, were dozens who personally hosted Carson and helped […]

Big-name beat goes on with Cheney upcoming

Centennial Institute programs roll along at high intensity even as founder John Andrews hands the captain’s chair to former marketing director Jeff Hunt.  Scarcely is presidential front-runner Ben Carson done with his Oct.29 stop at CCU when the spotlight shifts to Hugh Hewitt on Nov. 5, Dick Cheney […]

By |October 28th, 2015|Categories: Centennial Institute, Events|Tags: , , , |

A way forward on traditional marriage

(By Donald Devine, ’76 Contributor) Ryan T. Anderson has written what will become the standard argument for traditional marriage. Truth Overruled: The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom is his rational explanation of what marriage is, why […]

Tax reform should take center stage at debates

(By Kelly Sloan, ’76 Contributor) A great deal has been made of the fact that in previous Republican presidential debates, the most conspicuous casualty has been discussion of serious questions of policy and that, by […]

By |October 27th, 2015|Categories: Economics, Politics|Tags: , , , , , |

Will union lies squash successful Colorado education reforms?

(By Joy Overbeck, ’76 Contributor) Colorado teachers unions are working hard to erase the gains in student achievement that parents want by trying to defeat reform-minded Douglas and Jefferson County school board members in upcoming elections with national implications for educational transformation. […]

By |October 23rd, 2015|Categories: Colorado, Education, Elections, Politics|Tags: , , , |

Jeffco school reformers face social-media lynching

(By Melanie Sturm, ’76 Contributor) As a giant marketplace of ideas, Facebook is an astonishing barometer, for better or worse. Its force-multiplying “likes” and “shares” can direct masses toward aspirational “Arab Spring”-type movements or incite mobs with false grievances, […]

By |October 22nd, 2015|Categories: Colorado, Education, Politics|Tags: , , |

Socialism doesn’t equal social justice, or vice versa

(By Sosamma Samuel-Burnett, Centennial Fellow) In November 1989, I was a junior at the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. I had come of age during the Cold War and the world was evenly […]

By |October 20th, 2015|Categories: Ideas, Politics|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Relay handoff: Hunt to take baton from Andrews

(By John Andrews, ’76 Editor) The appointment of my great friend and colleague Jeff Hunt to take the baton and run the next leg of Centennial Institute’s long relay for faith, family, and freedom is good news for the conservative cause. […]