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Is Living Off The Grid Selfish?

Is Living Off The Grid Selfish?

When the managing director of an Australian power company last fall suggested that those who leave the electric grid and rely on solar power exclusively are “greedy and selfish,” a fair amount of off-the-grid enthusiasts balked. Paul Adams, managing director ...

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A Republic, If You Can Keep It

A Republic, If You Can Keep It

“But between a balanced republic and a democracy, the difference is like that between order and chaos.” —John Marshall, Life of Washington (1805) “At no time, at no place, in solemn convention assembled, through no chosen agents, have the American ...

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Can I Know God And Believe What I Want?

Can I Know God And Believe What I Want?

“Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle,” said President George Washington in his farewell address. But Washington’s words can be more broadly understood as a good representation of how ...

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The Puritans, Democracy and Freedom

The Puritans, Democracy and Freedom

For we must consider that we shall be as a city upon a hill. —John Winthrop, “A Model of Christian Charity” (1630) Democracy, I do not conceive that ever God did ordain as a fit govern-ment either for church or ...

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The Pilgrims And Liberty

The Pilgrims And Liberty

In times of cultural failure and upheaval, there are usually two kinds of extremists.  Those who abandon any established order as a thing beyond redemption, and those who remain within the system, hoping they can reform it.  New England was ...

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What Is The Church?

What Is The Church?

When you hear the word “church,” do you first think of a building or a people? Famous revivalist Leonard Ravenhill said: “In the church in Acts, the Scripture says they were all amazed, but today, everyone just wants to be ...

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