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One Life, Two Choices

Life is filled with choices. Should I study or go play? Should I stay in school or drop out? Should I take this job or wait for a better one? Should I move or stay where I am? Should I seek marriage or remain single? Some choices are trivial. Some

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To Be a Pygmy Is To Be Made in God’s Image

  Pygmy. The name evokes varied images, not all favorable. In fact, Pygmies have not always esteemed themselves. That’s why a recent story about a Pygmy community in the Congo is so compelling. They came to see for the first time what it means to be made in the image

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The Magna Carta: 800-Year-Old Taproot of Christian Freedoms

British historian and author Philip Quenby has just finished a five-part documentary to celebrate the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. The series examines Magna Carta and its legacy in politics, science, society, law and warfare. “Magna Carta Unlocked” can be streamed here. Quenby argues that the development of modern civil

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Out of the Mouth of Bono: Economics and Freedom

    By Web Summit, CC BY 2.0 What do Bono and Milton Friedman have in common? As everybody knows, Bono is a celebrity rock star. Maybe not quite as many readers are aware that Friedman was an economist. Which one of them said, “There’s no such thing as a free

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SCOTUS, Meet American Principles

Last June 26 the US landscape fundamentally changed. On that day SCOTUS announced its majority opinion that “same-sex couples may exercise the fundamental right to marry in all States” and that “there is no lawful basis for a State to refuse to recognize a lawful same-sex marriage performed in another

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“Safe Spaces”: Converting Students to Jihadis on University Campuses

Unlikely as it may seem, a jihadi doctrine is growing among non-Muslims in the Western world. The growth of this doctrine is leading to the demise of the West. Western universities used to be “liberal” places (as in “liberal arts”), centers of critical thinking, free speech, freedom of conscience. People of different views

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Love is Better than Tolerance, part 2

This post is the continuation of “Love is Better than Tolerance.” When Jesus departed the Gerasenes he was exemplifying neighborliness. He didn’t have to leave; he was the Lord of every place, as He is today. But a gentleman doesn’t push in where he’s not wanted, and Jesus is a gentleman.

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Love is Better than Tolerance

How is the Christ follower supposed to think about tolerance? Is tolerance a Christian virtue? Many people would say Yes, Jesus was tolerant. They might point to the story in Luke 8 about the demonized man in the country of the Gerasenes. Jesus cast out the demon and the man’s

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Ben Carson, Dan Quinn, and Sharia Law

A vigorous debate is underway in the United States over two different but related subjects. First was the observation raised by US presidential contender, Dr. Ben Carson. He said he does not believe that a Muslim who subscribes to Sharia law should be president. His statement raised a firestorm among

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How American Women Have Blessed the World

Throughout his book Democracy in America, Alexis de Tocqueville identifies the things that have made the United States a unique and, yes, an exceptional nation. But what is the most important thing Americans have done? What has led to the great flourishing of this nation? De Tocqueville concludes it is

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