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ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS

Illegal Immigrants

Recently, a “crisis” developed along the southern American border concerning illegal immigrants under the age of eighteen. In fact, since the start of 2014, more than ninety thousand minors have crossed over the border illegally, and this number represents a

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THE CONTRACEPTION MANDATE (PERILOUS HOBBIES II)

The Contraception Mandate by Bryancalabro 19 Feb 2012

At the end of last year, I wrote a post called “Perilous Hobbies,” wherein I detailed philosophical and ethical objections to a particular Obamacare mandate that demanded employers to pay for the contraception of their employees. The argument was based

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A JUST SOCIETY

Justice by Luca Giordano

What are the essential characteristics of a just society from a secular and a Christan standpoint? Justice, as defined by The New Oxford American Dictionary, means “just behavior or treatment; the quality of being fair and reasonable; the administration of

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ON SECULAR AUTHORITY

On Secular Authority

This week’s post was inspired by a recent book review on the site. On Secular Authority by Luther and Calvin is a very intriguing and thought-provoking text that addresses two basic questions: 1. For Christians, what role should secular government

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CHRISTIANITY AND IDEOLOGY

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In Mere Christianity, C. S. Lewis writes, If individuals live only seventy years, then a state, or a nation, or a civilisation, which may last for a thousand years, is more important than an individual. But if Christianity is true,

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MORAL CAPITALISM

Puzzle People

Does moral capitalism exist or does morality insult the concept of the free market? To me, it seems two words have won the war of dominance in the press since the start of 2014—populism and equality. According to the New

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PERILOUS HOBBIES: HOBBY LOBBY AND THE OBAMACARE MANDATE

Hobby Lobby

We have reached a pivotal juncture in America’s legal journey—one that will decide if the government has the legal authority to compel you and me to participate in behaviors that directly violate our religious beliefs. I find the conundrum paradoxical

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THE WORD, THE STATE, AND YOU: CHRISTIAN OBEDIENCE TO GOVERNMENT

Church-and-State

Question: What is the appropriate degree of Christian obedience to government? Is a Christian under any obligation to support whatever policies the governing authorities deem appropriate? Answer: Well, it depends … Certainly, I believe the answer is not to “be

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STAPLERS, DOLPHINS, AND GAY MARRIAGE

by Jeff Belmonte from Cuiabá, Brazil

Gay marriage is a hot topic nowadays, especially with the Supreme Court in the middle of deciding whether the laws adopted by various States that do not allow same-sex couples to wed are constitutional or not. Many wait in eager

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THE INEVITABLE SHORTFALL OF CHRISTIAN POLITICS

Church-and-State

Does the term “Christian politics” contradict itself? As a young man growing up, I was a left-leaning liberal and became even more so when I went to college; my experiences at the University of Pennsylvania solidified my views and pushed

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