When Dr. Rosaria Champagne Butterfield spoke at FRC last year, she was well-received and her presentation was greatly appreciated. A former lesbian and person of the Left, she came to Christ, had a dramatic (what she calls a “train wreck”) conversion and has married a pastor with whom she has several children.
In our time, civil political discourse is difficult because the foundational presuppositions of the Right and the Left are so divergent as to be irreconcilable.
A new study by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) says that the Affordable Care Act “will lead to about two million fewer full-time workers by 2017."
Republicans are being criticized for looking passive or even dour during the recent State of the Union address.
This week we mark the 41st anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision to allow elective abortion on demand, Roe v. Wade. So it's worth noting that over the intervening decades, remarkable strides have been taken in the medical community to protect the lives of babies developing in the womb.
Economic need exists: this is indisputable. But in addition to the relative ineffectiveness of federally-based solutions for this need, (1) it often is mischaracterized and also (2) is not related to that most essential of all social and economic programs: the family.
Rather, we need a sense of perspective and proportion. Instead of feting ourselves quite so much, can we not sacrifice a bit more and thereby more effectively advance the spread of the Gospel?
The Christmas season is a tribute to the triumph of American prosperity.
Religious liberty as we have always known it is under attack. The Left wants to limit it to the walls of our churches, erecting legal structures that will impede people of faith from living out that faith in their public and professional lives.
Gratitude is more than listing things for which we are, or should be, thankful. It is an attitude combining thankfulness and humility from which flows verbal iteration of and intellectual reflection upon our blessings.
Conservatism is grounded in the beliefs that human personhood and its attendant rights come from God, and that we are both fraught with sin and imbued with the image and likeness of our Creator
To believe in something is not to be an ideologue. It is to have conviction, to hold to a set of principles that cannot be reshaped based on the spirit of the times.
God does not exist in history. He is not merely a part of the grand drama of human time and action like the rest of us. He participates in and guides it, even as he initiated and will consummate it.
Until Americans force themselves to confront fiscal reality, we risk becoming the statistics that compose economic tragedy for ourselves and those we love.
The only Americans who should be shocked anymore by our cultural debasement are those who have not been paying attention to the country we have become. There is very little left that should shock or surprise anyone.
We in America experience nothing like the physical assault, vicious imprisonment, unjust trials, torture, maiming and outright killing so many of our brothers and sisters in the Lord experience regularly. At the same time, here at home, we are witnessing the emergence of a sometimes subtle, sometimes overt bias against Christians who seek to live by their faith in the public square.
The Internet, with its detachment of the whole person from relational interaction, might not annihilate the individual but certainly can diminish his humanness. The Internet can also, with its capacity for fostering communication, link people and companies and communities in highly beneficial ways.
As Christians, our job is not only to advocate for natural marriage personally and politically, legislatively and in litigation, but to model it. Are we?
What does it mean to be a man? This is a particularly important question in society where self-evident gender identity is being intentionally, if absurdly, obscured.
What is the connection between vileness in our cultural expression and decline in our economic growth? One essential integer: The devaluation of human dignity.