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The Author of Liberty

The Author of Liberty

Our fathers’ God, to Thee, Author of liberty, to Thee we sing. —Samuel Francis Smith, “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee” (1831)  Liberty consists in the freedom to do everything which injures no one else. . . . —The Declaration of ...

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The Best Way To Teach Our Children About Freedom

The Best Way To Teach Our Children About Freedom

There are a variety of definitions of freedom. Most often people confuse freedom with license, or more particularly licentiousness. They assume that their personal wants and desires can be pursued without boundary or at least as long as they are ...

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The Myth Of Neutrality

The Myth Of Neutrality

The plea for Christians to surrender to neutrality in their thinking is not an uncommon one.  —Greg Bahnsen, Always Ready (1996)  Man neither is nor can be “objective” and “impartial.”  All his thinking is from some fundamental starting point or ...

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Changing Culture By Tithing

Changing Culture By Tithing

Christians are only giving at 2.5 percent per capita, while during the Great Depression they gave at a 3.3 percent rate. —Mike Holmes, “What Would Happen if the Church Tithed?” (2013)  The Bible sets forth tithing as the principal means ...

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The Religion-Makers

The Religion-Makers

And Cause never was the reason for the evening Or the Tropic of Sir Galahad. —Dewey Bunnell, “Tin Man” (1974)   In every campaign, the religion of humanity has presented its current cause as the ultimate standard, the acid test ...

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Walls That Divide

Walls That Divide

There are two “cities” in which men on earth may live.  They must in fact live in one or the other. —Roderick Campbell, Israel and the New Covenant (1954) By night and alone Nehemiah surveyed the broken walls of Jerusalem.  ...

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What The Bible Really Says About Immigration

What The Bible Really Says About Immigration

Before I built a wall I’d ask to know/What I was walling in or walling out . . . —Robert Frost, “Mending Wall” (1914)  One mark of a free society is that strangers can flourish economically. —Gary North, Inheritance and ...

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Fervent Prayer and Hard Work

Fervent Prayer and Hard Work

Ora et labora.  —a Benedictine proverb  No, my friend, there is no contradiction between the sovereign decrees of God and fervent, believing prayer. —John Reisinger, The Sovereignty of God and Prayer (2002)  The Moment Of Crisis It was a calculated ...

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Tips For The Godly Rebuilding of America

Tips For The Godly Rebuilding of America

Ezra was a model reformer in that what he taught he had first lived, and what he lived he had first made sure of in the Scriptures. —Derek Kidner, Ezra & Nehemiah (1979) “Come, the New Jerusalem!” The true story ...

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