When Our Side Wins, Everyone Wins!

From First Thoughts

Readers may recall the World Vision flap from last month. One day the evangelical charity announced that it was changing its employment practices, to permit persons in same-sex relationships to work for it as long as they were “married” under some legal jurisdiction, and with all the . . . . Continue Reading »

Georgetown Religious Freedom Event

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Next Monday, March 24–the day before oral arguments in the Hobby Lobby andConestoga Wood Products cases–the Religious Freedom Project at Georgetown University’s Berkley Center will host an event, “Everybody’s Business: The Legal, Economic, and Political Implications of . . . . Continue Reading »

Identity or Temptation?

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I have been trying to think of whether to say something about the “gay Christian” debate that has sputtered rather intermittently into life around here. One does not want to give gratuitous offense. I have found myself strongly drawn to the arguments of Austin Ruse (who has written . . . . Continue Reading »

Again on the Soul and Dr. Krauthammer

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My friend Stephen Barr misunderstands me, I’m afraid. He writes, in defense of Charles Krauthammer, thatit is a truth accessible to reason unaided by divine revelation that human beings have a spiritual nature, in the sense of being rational and free and having a soul that is not reducible to . . . . Continue Reading »

Dr. Krauthammer’s Divided Soul

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There are few more gifted conservative columnists working in journalism today than Charles Krauthammer. On so many issues, from executive power to foreign policy to limited government, Krauthammer is reliable, insightful, and employs a gleefully sharp pen to eviscerate his adversaries. But every now . . . . Continue Reading »

The Human Face of Religious Freedom

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The Green family, owners of Hobby Lobby—whose religious freedom the Obama administration is attempting to violate with the HHS mandate—has posted a video where they speak for themselves, as business owners and Christians.  It’s worth watching to remind ourselves of the real . . . . Continue Reading »