Ideas

Christ and his cross have lessons for leaders

March 31st, 2015|

(Centennial Fellow) The week that stretches from Palm Sunday through Easter is the most significant week of the Christian’s year. Historically and spiritually, this week marks Jesus’ triumphant […]

The Decalogue and its deniers

December 22nd, 2014|

(’76 Contributor) Western civilization has relied for over 3000 years on the code of belief and practice that Jews and Christians believe God gave Moses, the Ten Commandments. The Decalogue, as it is also called, […]

Why pluralism can't substitute for religious freedom

November 13th, 2014|

(Centennial Fellow) I recently read a series of articles that promote the idea that Christians should adopt a pluralistic approach in order to be relevant in present times. (See articles by law professor John Inazu in Christianity Today one from July 2014 here and one from October 2014 here). […]

Jeffco dramatizes US schools' history deficit

October 3rd, 2014|

(Centennial Fellow) Refuse to think, assume the worst, overreact, disregard laws and rules and then pronounce yourself someone standing up for the best in education. That’s what we’ve recently witnessed in Colorado’s Jefferson County, the scene of pretentiously delinquent student walkouts and teacher stay-at-home protests cheating young people out of learning. […]

Joan Rivers’ life lessons: Can we talk?

September 26th, 2014|

(’76 Contributor) God knows Joan Rivers had much to atone for every Yom Kippur, considering her trenchant wit, off-color jokes and celebrity takedowns — though sidesplitting. […]

A polymath aces the ultimate exam

September 10th, 2014|

(’76 Editor) I’m not sure what morbid exam fantasies haunt students today, but eons ago when I was in college, we used to laugh about the ultimate nightmare question on a final: “Explain the universe in 500 words or less and give examples.” […]

Defending liberty

July 22nd, 2014|

We exist in a vast sea of ignorance and lack of understanding in regards to history, politics, and ideology. Not to mention the implications of each upon our nation and civilization. Perhaps we should not be surprised that large segments of society can’t put the Civil War in the correct century or begin to find major countries on a map. There are entire political ideologies that rely on that mind-numbing, and sometimes frightening, misunderstanding and basic ignorance that a significant portion of society manifests as a source for their power and strength. […]

Carson: practical and passionate at #WCS14

July 19th, 2014|

Dr. Ben Carson may have separated twins conjoined at the head, but at the 2014 Western Conservative Summit he joined American patriots at the heart.

A characteristically practical and inspirational speech from Dr. Carson ended Friday night’s opening session and left audience members chanting “Run, Ben, Run!” as they were empowered with specific strategies for saving America’s future.

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Colorado politicians arrive in force at #WCS14

July 19th, 2014|

The Western Conservative Summit has proven in years past to be the event of choice for prominent Colorado politicians as well as candidates seeking public office.

As the Summit kicks off for 2014, Colorado’s conservative leaders have once again flocked to Denver both to speak with constituents and to educate themselves on current critical issues. […]

Hewitt to young conservatives: Here's how to exert influence

July 11th, 2014|

When 120 students aged 16-20 gather from across the country next week at Colorado Christian University for the Young Conservatives Leadership Conference, lead instructor Hugh Hewitt will offer them a toolbox for influencing the world spiritually, culturally, and politically. […]