Worship as a Political Activity

Today many Christians in America will engage in the political activity of voting. But as Peter Leithart reminds us, worship is the leading political activity of Christians: Christians are engaged in political action just by being part of the church. Continue Reading...

Conscience and Christian Stewardship

I recently shared a lengthy excerpt from Faithful in All God’s House, highlighting the investment-return motif that appears throughout the Bible. “All of God’s gifts to mankind are as a divine investment on which the investor expects full return,” write Berghoef and DeKoster. Continue Reading...

Hollywood Gets Half A Million Dollars To Push Obamacare

It’s a bit hard to imagine. Maybe during your favorite medical drama, as the fictional doctors and nurses rush to save a life, one of the doctors will slip in a line like, “Thank goodness this patient is covered under the Affordable Care Act!” In an effort to pitch Obamacare to the masses, The California Endowment, a private fund, has given a $500,000 grant to ensure that Hollywood writers work the Affordable Care Act into television story lines. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.05.13

Supreme Court to review dispute over public prayers Bill Mears, CNN The justices on Wednesday will hear arguments over whether Greece, New York, may continue sponsoring what it calls “inclusive” prayers at its open sessions, on government property. Continue Reading...

NSA Proves Parody’s Point

Here’s one for the you don’t know whether to laugh or cry file: the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security have discovered and quashed an online shop’s attempt to parody the two agencies for behaving like Big Brother. Continue Reading...

Kant and Christian Theology

Today at Ethika Politika, I explore the relevance of the work of Immanuel Kant for conservative Christians: Immanuel Kant does not always receive the fairest treatment among self-styled conservative theologians. Continue Reading...