Category Archives: Culture

Why The Nation Needs the Family

by Dwight Vogt Here in the US it’s an election year and we’re constantly being reminded that the big issues are the economy (i.e. the health of business) and the role of government. Recently, a colleague shared a comment he … Continue reading

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Freedom Comes From Religious Education, But Not Just Any Religion

Mike Metzger’s recent essay, The Fourth R caught my attention. (As we wrote here, Mike is the Senior Fellow and President of the Clapham Institute. His weekly DoggieHead Tilt blog is a regular part of my reading.) Mike says the … Continue reading

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What Does President Obama Mean by “Equality of Women”?

In his controversial commencement appearance at the University of Notre Dame on May 17, 2009, President Obama tried to square his radical, pro-abortion, culture of death stance with the culture of life community as represented by the Roman Catholic church. … Continue reading

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One Geography, Two Nations: Why is America Becoming More Polarized?

The following post is offered in response to Ben Hoffman’s comments last week. I think most observers of American society would agree that we are becoming more polarized. We are a nation divided. In fact, we are actually two very … Continue reading

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Reflections on Social Justice – Where did the term social justice come from?

As we saw earlier, the term social justice, while not found in scripture, is clearly rooted in the Biblical cosmology and narrative. But where did the term originate? From its root in scripture, the concept of social justice travels through … Continue reading

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The Moral Poverty of the West, part II

A few weeks ago we wrote about the riots in England last summer. Since then we have seen more news related to the growing lawlessness in our societies. We are seeing more and more flash mobs forming in US cities to … Continue reading

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Reflections on Social Justice: First, Define the Terms

After Scott Allen’s recent post, What Exactly Do You Mean By “Social Justice?” our readers asked for more. So this is the first in a series we plan to publish on issues related to social justice. Many young Christians care … Continue reading

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God Plus Ordinary People = Impact

Over the years I have been struck by the fact that God inhabits the ordinary. The birth of a child is an everyday miracle. God often uses unknown people to change their community or world. Dallas Willard captures this concept … Continue reading

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Tim Keller, Young Leaders, and the Mission of the Church

A vigorous conversation is happening today around the question, “What is the mission of the church?” A few weeks ago, Tim Keller addressed the topic in this blog post on the Redeemer City to City website. In the article Keller … Continue reading

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The Villars Statement: Looking at Relief and Development from a Biblical Worldview

Almost a quarter century ago a group of scholars, relief and development practitioners, and missionaries gathered near L’Abri Fellowship in Villars, Switzerland, to discuss, debate, and reflect on the state of global hunger and poverty and the Christian response to … Continue reading

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