Religion

The Decalogue and its deniers

By |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, […]

Religious liberty defended at debut of CCU's Wilberforce Society

By |December 20th, 2014|

(’76 Cpntributor) On March 21, 1804, Sister Marie Theresa, Superior of the Sisters of the Order of Saint Ursula in New Orleans, sat down to write a letter. The Sisters of Saint Ursula were an ocean away from the violence of
post-Revolution France, but they were aware of the plight […]

Why Christianity is exclusive and that’s good

By |December 7th, 2014|

Christians must embrace and defend the exclusive claims made by Jesus of Nazareth despite growing opposition in America from secularists, pluralists, universalists, and other religious worldviews, such as Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism. There is growing cultural pressure in America from pluralists and universalists to assert that all go to heaven, all behaviors are acceptable, no one can judge, and social justice (equal outcomes for all) should be a societal goal. Excepting the reference to heaven, secularists are typically congruent with these goals. As the claims of Christ differ substantially from the pluralists, universalists, and secularists of our time, it is prudent to examine the dichotomy of preference and truth claims, the laws of logic, and what Jesus actually said in an effort to speak truth to the world, represent Him accurately, and honor Him faithfully in word and deed. […]

To whom be the thanks?

By |November 23rd, 2014|

(’76 Contributor) The Grim Reaper once chased me across Arkansas in a dark rainstorm into the arms of an angel.I was driving alone to Atlanta to deliver my old car […]

Why pluralism can't substitute for religious freedom

By |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). […]

If Christians Don’t Vote, More Christians Will Be Persecuted

By |November 2nd, 2014|

Mike Huckabee said on his show recently that only about 40 million of the 80 million evangelical Christians in America are even registered to vote. Only about half of those actually vote in presidential elections and only half of them, about 10 million, vote in midterms like the important election coming up Nov. 4. His numbers seem pretty accurate according to various sources, yet nearly 80% of Americans say they’re Christians. […]

Government scrutiny of sermons should set off constitutional alarms

By |October 17th, 2014|

(Centennial Fellow) This week several news stories have covered a uniquely problematic situation in Houston, TX. Houston’s city officials subpoenaed sermons of local pastors who oppose an ordinance that provides certain protections for LGBT community members. The ordinance would ban discrimination against LGBT by businesses serving the public, private employers, housing, city employment and city contracting – including provision for transgender people who are denied access to a particular restroom to be able to file a discrimination complaint. 
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Economic freedom: What's the Bible say?

By |September 26th, 2014|

The Bible does not endorse American-style Capitalism, nor did the early church practice Communist central planning in the early chapters of Acts. You will not find Adam Smith prophetically foretold in the Scriptures, nor any allusion to Karl Marx. Republican Party economics is not a required part of Christianity. […]

Kerry goes biblical on global warming

By |September 5th, 2014|

Last Wednesday, at a ceremony to appoint Texas lawyer Shaarik Zafar to be special representative to Muslim communities, Secretary of State John Kerry said it was the United States’ Biblical “responsibility” to “confront climate change,” including to protect “vulnerable Muslim majority counties.” […]

Impeach a president? Check the Bible

By |July 30th, 2014|

Impeachment is the process by which an official of the government is charged with criminal action. Over 10% of the world’s nation have impeachment provisions.[1] The US Constitution established the process by which impeachment is conducted in the United States. Article One of the United States Constitution gives the House of Representatives the sole power of impeachment and the Senate the sole power to try impeachments. The Constitution defines impeachment at the federal level and limits impeachment to “The President, Vice President, and all civil officers of the United States” who may be impeached and removed only for “treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.”[2] […]