In God we still trust, right?

By |September 23rd, 2015|

(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|

(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 […]

Gay affirmation is now America’s state religion

By |August 20th, 2015|

(CCU Faculty) Now that Anthony Kennedy has decided to jettison the cultural precedent of thousands of years and affirm the right of gay men and women to get married we need to look at where this is taking us. In this blog let’s just look at step one. […]

A Libertarian view of Francis’ Laudato Si

By |August 1st, 2015|

(By Donald Devine, <em>’76</em> Contributor) Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si (“Be Praised”) has been acclaimed by the international media as a call to action on global warming, to combat its threat to world survival. It […]

Religious origins of the gay rights movement

By |July 26th, 2015|

(By Phil Mitchell, CCU Faculty) Many of my conservative friends are wondering how the gay rights movement won the court battles—and probably the battle for public opinion—all so quickly.  To understand this one must examine […]

Sexual revolution is cultural suicide

By |May 18th, 2015|

(By Phil Mitchell, CCU Faculty) It is astonishing the number of values we inherit from Western Christian culture but remain oblivious to their origins. Progressive/Leftists decry the mistreatment of women, apparently unaware that the equality […]

Easter is proof of heaven

By |April 4th, 2015|

While Easter TV movies and films always seem to focus on the blood-drenched agony of Christ’s lashing, torture and horrific crucifixion, the real story of Easter is the rest of the story — the part we don’t see. It’s reunion with God. The whole purpose of God coming down to earth […]

Christ and his cross have lessons for leaders

By |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 […]

Is Barack Obama a Christian and what difference does it make?

By |March 18th, 2015|

Over half (54 percent) of Republicans, 26 percent of independents, and 10 percent of Democrats, when asked in a recent poll which religion describes President Obama’s “deep down” beliefs, said he is Muslim. The poll was conducted in October 2014, by Alex Theodoridis of the University of California at Merced and released in February. Choices included Muslim, Christian, atheist, spiritual, or “I don’t know.” While 45 percent of Democrats said Obama is Christian, his stated belief, only 18 percent of independents and 9 percent of Republicans agreed. Many also responded “don’t know” – i.e., 47 percent of independents, 26 percent of Democrats, and 19 percent of Republicans. […]

From pagan to sacred and back again

By |March 5th, 2015|

For many years I have heard the reference that the United States is like modern day Rome – both in its glorious
achievements and also in its potential downfall. While Rome had many issues that affected its eventual demise,
the underlying one was moral decay. Some would argue that morality may also be at the center of whether or not
the United States will continue to achieve and prosper as a nation. I would argue that it is not just the United
States that will hinge on the morality issue. Indeed, across the globe, the myriad of concerns that we read, hear
and see on the news and social media, are mostly rooted in issues of morality. In some respects, while the globe
has progressed on many fronts since the Roman Era, in other ways, the world seems to be backsliding into a
previous time when pagan societies engaged in morally questionable and societally destructive practices. As we
scan the issues of the globe over many years, we seem to have spanned from pagan to sacred and back again. […]