Category Archives: Freedom

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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The Rule of Law in America: Is it time for civil disobedience?

One of the principles of a free society is the rule of law.  A nation is to be ruled by law and not men standing above the law. Even the king or the emperor is to be under the law. … Continue reading

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Into Freedom or Bondage … Which Way the West?

Many Western societies, though founded on biblical worldview and principles, are now considered post-Christian. Europe is utterly atheistic; the United States is following suit. Sadly, the modern West lives in the present. Many Christians today function from near memory. They … Continue reading

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Ideas Have Consequences … A Columbus Day Reflection

Per the subtitle of this blog, we believe that truth has the power to transform culture. That’s why, a few weeks ago, we highlighted Dr. Marvin Olasky’s challenging piece Darwin Matters: The Influence of Evolutionary Thinking Far Beyond Biology. This … Continue reading

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Who Will Win the War of 9/11?

I was in the shower, listening to NPR, when the program was interrupted for breaking news: at 8:46 a.m. a plane had crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center. Quickly I wrapped a towel around myself and … Continue reading

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Economic Freedom: What Does it Look Like on the Street?

Chris Wassell recently sent me the brief video below. I thought well worth passing on to our readers. The video shows the contrast between countries with the greatest economic freedom and those with the least. It shows very clearly how true … Continue reading

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Freedom: God’s Gift, Man’s Longing

People and nations in north Africa and the Middle East roil under Islamic oppression. What drives this unrest if not the longing for freedom with which the Creator has hard-wired the creatures? As former U.S. president, George Bush, pointed out, to … Continue reading

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Freedom Born in a Black Tower

My good friend Bryan Barrett recently put me on to a story I had never read: the Tower of the Black Cloister. In this tower, the history of the world turned a profound corner. Most people view the Reformation as … Continue reading

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When is Truth Self-evident? Part 1 of 3

Recently two of my friends have challenged the affirmation in the United States Declaration of Independence, “We hold these truths to be self evident …” The first challenge came from my good friend, co-laborer and contributor to this blog site, … Continue reading

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The Freedom of Truth, The Slavery of Lies

Dr. Bernard Nathanson was an abortionist who later became a pro-life champion. His recent death comprises an opportunity to reflect on the contrast between self-authenticating truth vs. lies that enslave and impoverish. Dr. Robert George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence  at Princeton University, a … Continue reading

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