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How Should Christians View World History?
R.C. Sproul, Ligonier Ministries

The grand difference between the ancient view of history and that found in Scripture is the difference between what is called “cyclical” and “linear-progressive.”

Invisible Cliffs and Chesteron’s Fence
Adam Gurri, Sweet Talk

What I like about Chesterton’s fence is that, unlike a lot of formulations of traditionalism, it isn’t a categorical ban on crossing a given line. It’s simply stacking the burden of evidence on those arguing against tradition in a given case.

The Last Gasp of the Cradle Christians?
Chris Seiple, Christianity Today

The American church has a key role in rescuing, restoring, and returning Christians and other religious minorities who have fled ISIS.

Introduction to the Bill of Rights
James Madison, The Imaginative Conservative

I will state my reasons why I think it proper to propose amendments, and state the amendments themselves, so far as I think they ought to be proposed. If I thought I could fulfill the duty which I owe to myself and my constituents, to let the subject pass over in silence, I most certainly should not trespass upon the indulgence of this House.

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Joe Carter Joe Carter is a Senior Editor at the Acton Institute. Joe also serves as an editor at the The Gospel Coalition, a communications specialist for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and as an adjunct professor of journalism at Patrick Henry College. He is the editor of the NIV Lifehacks Bible and co-author of How to Argue like Jesus: Learning Persuasion from History's Greatest Communicator (Crossway).

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