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What a debt we owe Washington and Hamilton

(By Bill Moloney, Centennial Fellow) With the new year comes a superb new book that sheds important light on what we often forget is the single most important period in all of our nation’s history. Washington & Hamilton: The Alliance That Forged America is a book you won’t want to miss. […]

By |January 19th, 2016|Categories: America, Books, History|Tags: , , , , |

I Have a Dream

(By Ellen Densmore, 1776 Student Scholar) Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy. Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice. Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood. Now is the time to make justice reality for all God’s children. One hundred years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the emancipation proclamation, Martin Luther King, Jr. led black Americans in the charge for civil rights. In the 1860s, they were freed from the literal bondage of slavery. In the 1960s, they sought liberty and equality legally and culturally—they sought to secure those rights that were acknowledged in the Declaration of Independence: […]

By |January 18th, 2016|Categories: 1776 Scholars, America, Centennial Institute, History, People, Race|

Let’s be the Backbone State

  (By John Andrews, Centennial Fellow) What’s a state? For starters, an expanse of territory, a resident population, and a sovereign government. But there’s a lot more, when you think about it […]

By |January 18th, 2016|Categories: Books, Colorado|Tags: , , , , |

Christian worldview faces growing opposition

(By Brad Hughes, Centennial Fellow) A majority of blacks, along with almost half of all Democrats, now believe that Christians pose a bigger threat to America than Muslims. A new poll from Clout Research, commissioned by [...]

By |January 14th, 2016|Categories: Christianity, Culture Wars, Ideas, Islam, Opinion|Tags: , , |

Beware, politics isn’t everything

(By John Andrews, Centennial Fellow) Who do you like for President? Many Americans this year seem inclined to answer that question with another: What’s today? The polls are volatile. We’ve already seen surprises, and we’ll see more. […]

Let’s Make Our Country Better

I believe we can create a better country if more conservative women are in leadership positions and active in their communities. 10 years from now - I would like key leaders in our political systems [...]

By |January 7th, 2016|Categories: Colorado, Colorado Christian University, Conservatives, Students|

Start 2016 with an everyday resolution

(By Helen Raleigh, Centennial Fellow) For my last column in 2015, I want to take a break from politics. Politics often make people feel bitter, hopeless and cynical. That's not how I want to feel [...]

By |January 4th, 2016|Categories: Ideas|Tags: , , , |

What if it’s not possible to be both a good Muslim and a good American?

  (By John Andrews, Centennial Fellow) Can a good Muslim be a good American? Brian, a constitutional scholar, put the question to Michael, a national security expert, […]

Christmas Message to Unbelievers: Just Take the Bet!

(By Joy Overbeck, '76 Contributor) Once upon a time in a galaxy right here and now the Creator God who made it all decided that although his man children had become nasty pieces of work [...]

By |December 29th, 2015|Categories: Religion|Tags: , , , , |

Why Christmas matters

(By John Andrews, ’76 Editor) Good news. Death is on defense this week. That’s a big reason for the excitement about Christmas and Hanukkah. It should make these holidays welcome even among people who don’t share the biblical […]

By |December 24th, 2015|Categories: Books, Ideas, Religion, Values|Tags: , , , |