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Jesus was a rabble-rouser, so why are today’s preachers silent?

By |January 20th, 2016|Categories: Politics, Religion|Tags: , , , , |

(By Joy Overbeck, '76 Contributor) Whether it’s Christian bakers, florists, photographers and even pastors being fined thousands of dollars or shut down because their Biblical beliefs don’t embrace gay weddings; Christian military chaplains reprimanded, demoted [...]

Christmas Message to Unbelievers: Just Take the Bet!

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

(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 [...]

Why Christmas matters

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

(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 […]

NY Daily News Headline: God Isn’t a Fixer, But Man Is

By |December 10th, 2015|Categories: Politics, Religion|Tags: , , , , , , |

(By Joy Overbeck, '76 Contributor) In just five laughably arrogant and masterfully idiotic words: “God Is Not Fixing This,” a newspaper crystalizes the great divide that separates Americans even more than does political party: the deep [...]

Schooling in America didn’t start out atheist

By |November 22nd, 2015|Categories: Education, Religion|Tags: , , , , , |

(By Ellen Densmore, ’76 Contributor) Inscribed on the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C., are Jefferson’s words, “The God who gave us life gave us liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secured when we [...]

A Christian vision of civilization

By |November 22nd, 2015|Categories: Politics, Religion|Tags: , , , , , |

(By John Morgan, '76 Contributor) The vision of Christianity is salvation and civilization. Salvation is for the individual soul to find rest in God and life in him for eternity. Civilization is for societies to find peace [...]

Anti-intellectual threat in academe isn’t from the right

By |November 18th, 2015|Categories: Culture Wars, Education, Ideas, Liberals & the left, Religion|Tags: , , , |

“Dear Professor: Is this course going to challenge my faith and make me feel uncomfortable?” While this is not a direct quote from one of Whitney Cox’s students at the University of Houston, it is the paraphrase that Cox used […]

Much atheistic ado about nothing

By |October 10th, 2015|Categories: Ideas, Religion|Tags: , , , , , |

(By Jay Ambrose, '76 Contributor) There’s a New Yorker article that has a provocative title — “All Scientists Should Be Militant Atheists” — but reading the piece makes you think something else, namely that all [...]

In God we still trust, right?

By |September 23rd, 2015|Categories: America, Christianity, Politics, Religion, Values, Youth|Tags: , , |

(By Ellen Densmore, CCU Student) Christians are increasingly frustrated by recent Supreme Court opinions and infringements on religious liberty in this country. What are we doing to alter the downward trend? A good way to start is by rededicating ourselves to America’s national motto. […]

Homosexuality: What the Bible says

By |September 4th, 2015|Categories: Christianity, Religion, Values|Tags: , , |

(By Phil Mitchell, CCU Faculty)     This is a tough time to be a Bible-believing Christian. Not only do people disagree with us—which they have done for a long time. Now we are called mindless bigots, and as one of our orthodox Jewish […]