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Are We Distracting Ourselves to Death? | Karen Swallow Prior
When a reality that exists only inside our head—or our handheld devices—collides with the material, tangible world, we are entering the hyperreal.
Are Christian Colleges Better at Intellectual Diversity? | Thomas Kidd
No educational institution can be purely unbiased, or offer absolute ideological balance in their classes. And like many secular institutions, many Christian colleges need to attend to issues like ethnic diversity on their faculty. But I wonder: in an age where elites say they value diversity more than anything, are Christian schools often the most diverse at the level of ideas?
I Can No Longer Stay Silent | Michael Jordan
As a proud American, a father who lost his own dad in a senseless act of violence, and a black man, I have been deeply troubled by the deaths of African-Americans at the hands of law enforcement and angered by the cowardly and hateful targeting and killing of police officers. I grieve with the families who have lost loved ones, as I know their pain all too well.
Putin’s Party? | Bill Kristol
Donald J. Trump is the presidential nominee of the Republican party. But that does not absolve every Republican office holder, donor, and activist from the responsibility of satisfying himself that it is right to support that nominee for president. There are, in my judgment, many reasons to doubt this is the case. But one reason in particular hasn’t received sufficient consideration: The fact that Trump and his top campaign aide have many troubling connections with Vladimir Putin’s regime.
Dems Need to Reverse Moral Misstep on Abortion | Russell Moore
As taxpayers, our money goes toward all kinds of things we do not personally support. It is part of living in a pluralistic society. Even so, for 40 years, our government and our people have decided to respect abortion as a unique moral issue. The Democrats should reverse course and remove opposition to Hyde from their platform. Wherever you stand on abortion, forcing people to pay for it can’t be good for Democrats, or for democracy.
In Sickness and Health | Andrew Walker
A beautiful testament to true covenant love in marriage.
Classic Don Carson
Michelle Obama’s Speech at DNC 2016
I disagree with many Democratic policies, but this speech reflects the kind of decency we all should want in American politics