Did Christianity Cause the Crash?
by Hanna Rosin America’s mainstream religious denominations used to teach the faithful that they would be rewarded in the afterlife. But over the past generation, a different strain of Christian faith has proliferated—one that promises to make believers rich in the here and now. Known as the prosperity gospel, and claiming tens of millions of... Continue Reading
Putting Christ Truly In the Holidays
Every Christian household faces the same struggle every year, especially as they look back after New Year’s is over and wonder if their was anything, remotely “Christian” in their observance of the special days from Thanksgiving through Christmas to New Year’s. If you add up the preparation for these days almost six weeks is taken... Continue Reading
Obama’s Chinese Box: Where Does Religious Freedom Fit?
“Outside of Buddhism and Taoism, Christianity is the largest religious bloc, having grown exponentially from a few believers in the 1970s to perhaps 100 million today” Barack Obama arrived in Japan today, Nov 13, on the first leg of his first trip to Asia as president, a delicate week-long diplomatic swing which will confront him... Continue Reading
‘The Motive Remains Murky’: The D.C. Sniper, Fort Hood and the Post-post-9/11 Mentality
John Allen Muhammad, the “D.C. sniper” of autumn 2002, is no more. The commonwealth of Virginia put Muhammad to death last night, Nov 12, for the murder of Dean Harold Meyers at a gas station in Northern Virginia. Muhammad and his accomplice, Lee Boyd Malvo, were also convicted of six murders in Maryland and suspected... Continue Reading
We Are All Hindus Now
Commentary by Lisa Miller, Newsweek America is not a Christian nation. We are, it is true, a nation founded by Christians, and according to a 2008 survey, 76 percent of us continue to identify as Christian (still, that’s the lowest percentage in American history). Of course, we are not a Hindu—or Muslim, or Jewish, or... Continue Reading
Revenge of the Dirty Dozen: 12 Policies that Undermine Civil Society
by Katherine Bradley and Chuck Donovan Last April, The Heritage Foundation released a WebMemo titled “The Dirty Dozen: 12 New Policies That Undermine Civil Society.” Seven months later, many of these policies being advocated by Congress and the President have moved closer to becoming law. In addition, several new issues have emerged that deserve illumination.... Continue Reading
Dispatch from Cyprus
I’m not sure how to describe Nicosia on a Friday evening…and early evening by Cypriot standards. Although Nicosia is only a medium sized city (300K) it is very cosmopolitan. The downtown is alive and reminds me of Manhattan – probably somewhere between east 77th and 83rd – but with a moat and a 16th century... Continue Reading
These Guys Served? Who Knew?
You’d never know by looking at these four celebrities, but before they entered the limelight they all served in the U.S. military. Most of the stars on the list are known for their music, trend-setting or contribution to society, but their service to the country has largely gone unnoticed. In honor of Veterans Day, Military.com... Continue Reading
A Brief Look at How George W. Bush Became one of Our Most Evangelical Christian Presidents
By Terry Wimberley I believe that George W. Bush’s religious experiences transformed him from a close-encounter with life-long alcoholism and put him on the road that eventually took him to the White House. Regardless of whether you care for Bush or his policies or not, his religious transformation is an interesting and indeed a compelling... Continue Reading
“How Shall The Young?”
Commentary “The people dwelling in darkness have seen a great light, and for those dwelling in the region and shadow of death, on them a light has dawned” (Matthew 4:16). This prophecy from Isaiah 9:2 is applied by Matthew to the beginning days of Jesus’ ministry as he began to preach about the Kingdom of... Continue Reading