Letter to a cadet: How Christianity sparked Western civilization

By |July 5th, 2015|

(By Phil Mitchell, CCU Faculty)  This is from a letter I wrote to a young friend from my church, now a cadet at the United States Military Academy in West Point.  Dear Arthur: You mentioned that your history professor at West Point downplays the role of Christianity in the development of Western culture. I would like to give a different view. […]

Freedom’s 800th birthday: Doing your part?

By |June 11th, 2015|

(By Douglas Bruce, ’76 Contributor) Tradition accepts June 15, 1215 as the start of limited government in Anglo-American law. Magna Carta (“great charter’) was signed under duress by King John. John was the brother and successor to Richard the Lion Heart, whose loyal subjects included that tax rebel, Robin Hood. […]

Still striving for freedom

By |June 11th, 2015|

Eight hundred years ago on 15 June 1215, the English people compelled King John to endorse the Great Charter – Magna Carta. The Great Charter confirmed the ancient rights of “all the community.” […]

Still striving for freedom

By |June 1st, 2015|

(By Peg Brady, ’76 Contributor) Eight hundred years ago on 15 June 1215, the English people compelled King John to endorse the Great Charter – Magna Carta.  The Great Charter confirmed the ancient rights of “all the community.”  So what?  Magna Carta is the foundation of America’s Constitution, our defense against tyranny, corruption and civil decay. […]

Resisting the spirit of lawlessness

By |February 22nd, 2015|

The attitude of Abraham Lincoln concerning respect for the law can be summarized as such: we should obey the laws, even bad laws, until we are able to properly fix them. This may seem somewhat trivial to most, or it may seem oppressive to those who are currently living under bad laws. Nevertheless, the wisdom of Lincoln should be considered. […]

Lincoln and the unfinished work

By |February 11th, 2015|

(Centennial Fellow) It’s Lincoln’s birthday tomorrow, and here’s why that still matters as we near the 150th anniversary of his tragic death: According to Lincoln, to understand America, you needed first to understand the Declaration of Independence […]

The new civil rights and the Republican Party

By |October 12th, 2014|

A new civil rights agenda is taking shape in America, and the institution best suited by history to carry this agenda forward is the Republican Party.  Look at the record of 160 years: […]

Great Britain in transition: From empire to devolution and beyond

By |July 22nd, 2014|

(London) The origins of Great Britain were humble- a beleaguered aggregation of newly Christianized tribes made vulnerable to Vikings and other marauders by the 5th century departure of the last Roman legions. […]

America hasn't peaked yet

By |July 17th, 2014|

(’76 Editor) “Contrition is BS.” Press secretary Ronald Ziegler’s acid tone shocked me – and he didn’t use the initials. It was 1973, a bad year in a bad decade for America. I was a young speechwriter in the Nixon White House, assigned to gather input from Ziegler and national security advisor Henry Kissinger for a TV address […]

Think Again: The importance of bearing witness

By |May 8th, 2014|

There are childhood memories so penetrating they run like movie reels in the mind’s eye, molding our character. […]