Category Archives: Politics

Your Mind is a Spin Machine

Our moral thinking is much more like a politician searching for votes than a scientist searching for truth.

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Our Moral Compass Is Turned Toward Self-Righteousness

Psychologist Jonathan Haidt believes “an obsession with righteousness (leading inevitably to self-righteousness) is the normal human condition”.

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President Obama’s Mythical 21st Century

If history shows us anything, it is that “the future” has often belonged to those who are passionate enough about their cause to destroy anything in their way in order to build something different.

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The Progressive Appeal to an Imaginary Calendar

To be a “progressive” implies that your primary impulse is to progress beyond the present and lead the way toward better days. But not everything we foresee in the future is worth pursuing.

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The Supreme Court Agrees with Hobby Lobby, But Your Neighbor Probably Doesn’t

You may be thrilled at the Hobby Lobby verdict, but there’s a good chance your neighbor isn’t. In fact, a growing number of Americans don’t see “religious liberty” as important.

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News Release: John the Baptist’s Beheading

Here is how people in Galilee and Jerusalem responded to the demise of this beloved and controversial prophet.

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Freedom of Conscience is a Beautiful Thing

It’s one thing to stand up for your own deep convictions. It’s an even better thing to stand up for the right of someone else’s deeply held convictions.

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Does Your Facebook Rant “Honor Everyone?”

For the Christian, it’s not about winning a culture war. We win through how we engage our neighbors. Our honor should be on full display… even on Facebook.

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Why Gay Marriage is Good (and Bad) for the Church

If we truly believe Romans 8:28, then even when the culture swerves in an opposing direction, we ought to expect the church to benefit in surprising ways. We ought to expect difficult challenges on the horizon as well.

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Should Christians Legislate the Meaning of Marriage?

A roundtable discussion with me, Collin Hansen, and Kevin DeYoung about “legislating morality” and why evangelical Christians support maintaining the traditional understanding of marriage as the law of the land.

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