Monthly Archives: November 2011

The Mis-Education of a Young Evangelical

For the past year, audiences of Christians in the United States and Great Britain have been treated to an anti-Israel extravaganza, With God on Our Side. Produced by Rooftop Productions in 2010, this 82-minute movie purports to be a documentary … Continue reading

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Perfect Christmas gift for your theologically-minded friends and family

“A truly impressive work. It is remarkable to find a comprehensive and insightful guide to all of Edwards’s theology in one place and in a volume that is a pleasure to read.” –George Marsden, author of Jonathan Edwards: A Life … Continue reading

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Nicholas Kristof and Toddlers: When You Really Need a Fact Checker

Who knew that the intractable global problems of “overpopulation,” poverty, carbon emissions, climate change, deforestation, civil wars, unplanned pregnancies, and abortions could all be solved by the simple expedient of more birth control? Nicholas Kristof, for one. http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2011/11/4265   Share … Continue reading

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Being Human in an Age of Unbelief

Bishop Charles Chaput Most of us here tonight believe that we have basic rights that come with the special dignity of being human. These rights are inherent to human nature. They’re part of who we are. Nobody can take them … Continue reading

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Aboriginal Rights of the Jewish People

“The Jewish people have forged a successful state in their historic homeland,” said U.S. President Barack Obama in his speech to the U.N. General Assembly on September 21, 2011. This theme of “people” and “historic homeland” has for centuries resonated … Continue reading

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George Will on Vanderbilt: Conformity for diversity’s sake

George Will Illustrating an intellectual confusion common on campuses, Vanderbilt University says: To ensure “diversity of thought and opinion” we require certain student groups, including five religious ones, to conform to the university’s policy that forbids the groups from protecting … Continue reading

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Catholics and evangelicals: The future of ecumenical dialogue

The second thing this “new form of Christianity ” is saying ts that the old ecumenism – the bilateral dialogues between Catholicism and mainline Protestantism – is over. Throughout the world, mainline liberal Protestantism is dying from its own theological … Continue reading

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The Pope and “Occupy Wall Street”

George Weigel After the last papal election, one wit, referring to gape-mouthed progressives who had convinced themselves that This Just Couldn’t Happen, observed that the senior cardinal deacon, announcing the election to Rome and the world, should have said that … Continue reading

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Authority in the education of a human being

Anthony Esolen The egalitarian ideology of our time, writes the philosopher Philippe Beneton, in Equality by Default, cuts the human heart and soul out of the profession of the teacher. “Why give priority to classic literature,” he asks, “when Pascal … Continue reading

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Should we do away with tenure?

What ails the modern university? Well, where should one start to catalogue its ills? Too many colleges and universities fail to provide their students with a liberal education in any meaningful sense—that is, an education that enables them to liberate … Continue reading

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