When Life Has Killed the American Dream

When I talk about my time growing up in Los Angeles with my mother, I often describe her motivations for going to Hollywood like this: “She wanted to be a movie star…which means she was a waitress.” That’s a pretty common experience in an industry as competitive and grinding as film. Continue Reading...

Government-Coerced Electric Car Demand

When progressive elites discover that the average free-thinking American does not live according to their sanctified vision for our lives, they will resort to using the power of government to coerce the rest of us into doing what they want. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.25.13

Where Government Drops Ball, People Must Take Up Elizabeth Scalia , The Anchoress People like having jobs; they like to be self-sufficient and feel like they have options in life. No one likes to feel powerless. Continue Reading...

Disestablishing Our Secular Schools

When it comes to public education, racial bias has not been acceptable for almost fifty years. So why is religious bias still tolerated? If we really want to promote religious liberty and educational reform, says Charles L. Continue Reading...

We Don’t Need a ‘Third Way’, We Need More Non-Profits

The problem with advocating for third way economic system between capitalism and socialism is, as Matt Perman notes, there is no realistic third way. Fortunately, a third way isn’t needed since capitalism can do everything that so-called “third alternative” (e.g., distributism) want their system to do. Continue Reading...

Cornerstone University Sues Feds Over HHS Mandate

Cornerstone University, a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Christian university, has joined the myriad of lawsuits against the HHS mandate requiring abortion-inducing drugs as part of employee insurance coverage. This filing is first and foremost an effort to preserve and protect our religious freedom as guaranteed by the First Amendment,” Cornerstone President Joseph Stowell wrote in an email Wednesday to donors and alumni. Continue Reading...

The Syrian Refugee Crisis: ‘Historic’

Recent events in Syria have created what The New York Times is calling an “historic” refugee crisis, with more than 2 million people leaving the country. In August, hundreds of thousands poured over the border to Iraq, describing “a campaign by jihadi fighters to destroy agriculture and cut power and water supplies in Syrian Kurdish areas.” Lebanon’s population has exploded by 20 percent due to Syrian refugees, and Jordan is trying to deal with over half a million people seeking refuge from Syrian conflict. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.24.13

Five Encouragements for Everyday Work Joseph Scheumann, Desiring God Far and away, those not getting paid to do ministry are collectively doing much more on the frontlines for gospel advance than those getting a paycheck. Continue Reading...

BBC: Should Religious Leaders Live a Modest Life?

Image Credit: BBC I had the opportunity today to take part in a discussion on the BBC program World Have Your Say, discussing the recent suspension by the Vatican of the Bishop of Limbu, Germany, Franz-Peter Tebartz-van-Elst, known in the German press as the “bishop of bling.” He is under investigation regarding expenditures of 31 million euros (roughly $41 million) for the renovation of the historic building that served, in part, as his residence. Continue Reading...