Three times in my life I have broken the law and been arrested. The charge? Trespassing. The offense? Rescuing unborn babies from being killed and their mothers from being objectivized and brutalized. I was exercising civil disobedience. The first time, I was arrested with about 120 others. They were teenagers to
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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. However, a secondary principle to the rule of law is
What makes nations thrive? In the previous post we highlighted six principles that lay under the founding of America. Today’s offering comprises the other four. 7. The Rule of Law Because all people are sinners, a healthy society requires the rule of law. The Bible reveals a just God who
In considering the problem of racism in America we would do well to study our history. Three Black men, brilliant and articulate contemporaries whose lives spanned the mid 1800s to the mid 1900s, were great leaders in America: W.E.B. Dubois (1868-1963), Booker T. Washington (1856-1915), and George Washington Carver (1864-1943).
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
Remember the “Just Say No” campaign? It was First Lady Nancy Reagan’s project in the 80s and 90s to “discourage children from engaging in illegal recreational drug use by offering various ways of saying no. Eventually, the scope of the campaign expanded to cover violence and premarital sex as well as drug use.” Mrs. Reagan’s campaign encouraged children
This is post 2 of 2 in the series “ruin of freedom” The Ruin of Freedom Demands the Rise of Courage The Ruin of Freedom Demands the Rise of Courage, part 2 The previous post included a quotation from Martin Luther King: Cowardice asks the question, is it safe? Expediency
Injustice matters to God. We have written before on the importance of civil disobedience in the Christian’s arsenal for engaging in cultures of corruption and injustice. – Civil Disobedience: When Law-abiding Citizens Should Break the Law – The Rule of Law in America: Is it time for civil disobedience? –
History is built by ordinary people. Last September we published The BERLIN WALL and the Unlikely Power of A Monday Church. The post described the role of Pastor Christian Fuhrer and his Saint Nikolai Evangelical Lutheran Church in triggering the fall of the Berlin wall. Recently, a friend read that post
As believers today, our struggle with a split concept of reality is often revealed in our dualism between the Old and New Testament. Jesus labors with our tendency towards this in Matthew 5: 17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not