Category Archives: Freedom

A Secularist Inquisition: Houston and Freedom of Religion

Does freedom of religion no longer apply in Houston? Is a secularist inquisition underway in America? Recently Pastor Steve Riggle of Grace Community Church was served a subpoena from Susman Godfrey, the lead counsel of the city of Houston. The … Continue reading

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How a Welfare Mentality Crushed the War on Poverty

In an earlier post I argued that America’s “War on Poverty” has been a dismal failure. Poverty has won the war! As I suggested, lack of money is not the root of the problem. Thus more money (and more government … Continue reading

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The Necessary Constraints of True Liberty

Freedom, like grace, doesn’t come cheaply. Nor is it maintained without appropriate limits. Our friend, Bob Osburn, Executive Director at Wilberforce Academy, has written lucidly about this and we are happy to share his insights here. * * * * * … Continue reading

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What Gaza Could Be But for Hamas

Exactly what is Hamas’ vision for Gaza? Is it the same as the vision of the Palestinian people who call Gaza home? Here’s an observation rarely noted in all the back-and-forth about the Hamas-Israel conflict: as (part of) the land … Continue reading

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ISRAEL and the Return of Anti-Semitism

The historic Jewish homeland has been variously called Canaan, Israel, Judea and Samaria, and Palestine. The Jews trace their history there to 2085 BC when Abraham followed “the Voice” into the promised land of Canaan. God promises that this would … Continue reading

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Hamas and Israel: Is There a Moral Equivalence?

In the modern world cultural relativism is the thriving standard. Cultural relativism holds that no nation better than any other. No culture is superior to any other. This leads to the concept of moral equivalency between competing systems, nations, and … Continue reading

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GAZA: What Does it All Mean?

As Gaza suffers, what are we to think about the conflict? One perspective comes from our friend, Randy, in his response to our recent post “Say No! to Injustice”: “Correct, I say NO to the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians and … Continue reading

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ISIS “deChristianizes” Mosul: Is the West Next?

Samer Kamil Yacub, age 70, was perhaps the last Christian to leave Mosul, Iraq, as reported by NBC News. Why does that matter so much? Because Iraq has had a continuous Christian presence since the Apostle Thomas brought the gospel … Continue reading

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Truth, Rhetoric, and Freedom: Words Matter

Truth matters in the real world. When John identifies Jesus Christ as the Word who “became flesh and dwelt among us,” he says, in the same breath, “and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from … Continue reading

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What Does Christianity Have to Do with China Rising?

A trio of surprising news stories about China came to light this week. In less than a generation, China is expected to have more Christians than any country in the world. In less than a year, China is predicted to … Continue reading

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