Religion and Civic Life

Small flags of USA and China next to each other on a world map representing bilateral relations.
Small flags of USA and China next to each other on a world map representing bilateral relations.

Xi Van Fleet, a Sage for Turning Around a Troubled America

Outsiders often have more and better insights on societies and countries than native people. Such was the case with Alexis de Tocqueville, a Frenchman who traveled widely through America during 1831 and 1832. Read More ›
Florida State Capitol Building and Museum Tallahassee FL
Florida State Capitol Building and Museum Tallahassee FL

Can Florida Halt the Woke Revolution?

With the 2024 Florida legislative session being at its mid-point, Tallahassee still has a shot at passing solid historic preservation legislation that stops a key part of the Marxist cultural revolution in its tracks. Doing so will demonstrate real leadership by Florida and provide a role model for other states to follow. Doing nothing facilitates the continuation of the slow suicide of America. Read More ›
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Ten Questions to Ask When Evaluating a Christian College

As a former professor at an evangelical Christian university, I am sometimes asked by concerned parents to recommend a good Christian college for them to consider for their children. Because the spiritual health of specific colleges and universities can change radically over time, and because there can be a wide diversity of views even among different academic departments on the Read More ›

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Christmas tree outdoor with snow, lights bokeh around, and snow falling, Christmas atmosphere.

How Christmas Split Time in Two While Also Making Life Timeless

We are at a crisis inflection point in our present and future. And while evil encircles us on every side and at every level, the Christmas story has the power and truth to deliver peace while also providing the shield and sword to defeat those who would destroy our families, our freedom, our nation, and all that is good. Read More ›
Barcelona. Monument to Christopher Columbus.
Barcelona. Monument to Christopher Columbus.

Why Columbus Day Should Be Celebrated

Seen from the big picture, Columbus Day is worth keeping and honoring because it was foundational to founding a new nation by people who largely shared the core beliefs and the qualities of character that were also exhibited by Columbus. Read More ›
Memorial Day -Arlington
Memorial Day -Arlington

Removing the Reconciliation Monument From Arlington Cemetery—Illegal and a Disgrace

Why should Americans oppose the decision of the now disbanded “Congressional Naming Commission”  to remove from Arlington Cemetery the Moses Ezekiel Reconciliation Monument—one of the greatest works of art in that hallowed ground? Read More ›

Labor Day: Celebrating the Vision of Human Flourishing

For most people, Labor Day is a rather vague holiday without the clarity and meaning typically associated with other holidays. Yet in its most complete context, Labor Day should be recognized as the holiday that celebrates not only labor, but also the ideas, job creators, and institutions central to the flourishing of the United States and its people. Read More ›