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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:

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.

Jim Wallace remembered with Centennial Institute award

James B. Wallace, the elder statesman of Colorado’s oil and gas industry and a founding member of Centennial Institute’s Board of Advisors, who died on November 5 at the age of 86, was honored with the 2015 Zebulon Pike Award at a reception on December 3.  “Jim Wallace was always there for us

Ten reasons I chose CCU

(By Branden Yeates, CCU Student) It’s pretty common for people to ask me why I chose to study at CCU, transferring here this fall as a sophomore. The subject makes for pleasant small talk; however, CCU is not a small talk university.

Hugh Hewitt’s 16 keys to the 2016 race

(By John Andrews, ’76 Editor) Much like a sportscaster providing “keys to the game” ahead of an NFL kickoff, author and radio host Hugh Hewitt suggested 16 keys to the 2016 presidential race at an issue forum at CCU last night.  The fervent Ohio State and Cleveland Browns partisan pled for audience sympathy

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

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.

Reloading, not retiring: What I told ‘Veritas’

Could I do it? Sum up twenty-five hundred days of the best job I ever had, in a few hundred words on the screen?  Stephanie Tatham, a junior communications major, varsity softball player, and reporter for CCU’s student newspaper, Veritas, learning of my upcoming departure from the Centennial Institute director’s chair, posed several questions

The brief for Ben

(By Charles Patricoff, ’76 Contributor) Of all the GOP candidates who spoke at Western Conservative Summit 2015, including Carly Fiorina about whom I posted admiringly last week, for my money it’s pediatric neurosurgeon Benjamin Solomon