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Once again it’s time for the Tuesday linkfest. Kathryn Jean Lopez has written a beautiful and devastating essay on abortion, language, and conscience. Here’s a sample: That was not a pro-life screed but an objective observation from a position of bewildered surrender. Now we just seem, collectively speaking, to accept the subterfuge, to let ourselves manipulate language, using it like a drug to numb the pain, shutting down arguments, laughing
I’m a preacher who likes to cite chapter and verse from the Bible for everything I write or preach. As far as I know, what I’m going to write today is not encapsulated in any single verse, but I think you can find it running throughout the whole Bible. The other day, as I was contemplating how bleak the situation looks for the country, I was struck at how powerfully
Wednesday evening I had the privilege of speaking with about 25 percent of my readership, and he said the balance between duty to God and country is an easy one: God wins out. Period. He’s right of course. Still, it’s hard for me to do, given our current circumstances. Please let me explain. I was at my mother’s side when she died. From the day we found out she had
It’s time once again for the Tuesday linkfest! The first few links go along with yesterday’s post on some of the history behind today’s attacks on both Americanism and Christian values. Here, for example, is candidate Barack Obama’s promise of “fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” A minute-and-a-half collection of longer excerpts from the same speech are here. For a total of about a half hour of videos on
As we’ve seen, there’s a fundamental difference between an American worldview and a biblical one, but many American Christians often speak of them as essentially the same. Some go so far as to call the United States a “Christian nation.” This is an easy mistake to make, in large part because both Americanism and Christianity are now under attack in the arena of public discourse. To understand how this confusion
Thursday we looked at the tension between what could be called biblical and American worldviews. Today I’d like to suggest how American Christians can best navigate our responsibilites to both God and country. One way to approach this topic, as I may have mentioned here before, is by analogy to a Christian’s family. The New Testament makes clear that Christians have responsibilities to meet obligations to our families (1 Tim.
Perhaps the most basic tension for Christians who also believe in the constitutional foundation of the U.S. republic surrounds the issue of human rights. The United States Constitution is the legal foundation of the republic, and the Declaration of Independence is the philosophical foundation of the Constitution. Both are based on the principle of human rights granted not by government but by God. The second paragraph of the Declaration begins