Does Church/State Separation Apply To Black Churches?

According to World News Daily the federal government has enlisted black church denominations to enroll people into Obamacare. Enroll America, a Washington-based nonprofit staffed in part by ex-Obama presidential campaign workers, is leading the enrollment campaign which saw just over 100,000 people “sign up” in October. Continue Reading...

‘Wisdom & Wonder’: Two Reviews from the Emerging Scholars Network

InterVarsity’s Emerging Scholars Blog recently posted two reviews of Abraham Kuyper’s Wisdom and Wonder: Common Grace in Science and Art, one from Dan Jesse, the other from David Carlson. Carlson nicely summarizes some of the book’s key implications for the life of the believer: One does not need to do Christian science or Christian art to be a faithful Christian in those domains.  Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.15.13

Charity Should Be A Choice For Businesses Kathryn Shelton, AFF Doublethink Customers have every right to shop at businesses that support the charities they think are important, but to force companies to do this and to criticize other choices is to forget the purpose of business in our economy. Continue Reading...

Conservatives Need a Credible Alternative to ObamaCare

In today’s Wall Street Journal, Yuval Levin and Ramesh Ponnuru argue that conservatives now have a prime opportunity to offer a “credible alternative” to ObamaCare that would not only solve the serious problems of the healthcare system but would prevent a further lurch to the left if the current law fails: Seeing the pileup, Republicans might be tempted to step aside and let ObamaCare continue to disappoint and infuriate Americans. Continue Reading...

Richard Weaver on Liberty and Christianity

Painting of ‘Render Unto Caesar’ by Peter Paul Rubens.Richard Weaver, one of the great intellectuals of the 20th Century, and author of Ideas Have Consequences, published an essay in the early 1960s on Lord Acton (pdf only). Continue Reading...

U.S. Catholic Bishops Issue ‘Special Letter’ on HHS Mandate

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has issued a “special letter” regarding the Obama administration’s HHS mandate. The USCCB, meeting this month in Baltimore, passed the letter unanimously. Calling the HHS mandate “coercive,” the bishops state that they have tried to work with the current administration, to no avail. Continue Reading...