The Power of Drudge (Infographic)

Iowa pastors play influential role in presidential race

Clear eyes, full hearts: Why we need Easter

Emerging countries say internet is bad for morality, study finds

Behold! What Shakespeare’s words on mercy can teach us about Internet shaming

Laughing at the death of our republic

Blaming the poor: The cruel speech of conservatives who don’t see

    Aleteia: Writing in the English newspaper The Guardian, Lucy Mangan tells of people reacting to her raising money for a home for battered women by demanding, “Why don’t these women just leave?” The obvious answer is that when you’ve been beaten for a long time and psychologically broken down, and have no resources, and are scared for yourself and your children’s safety, and fear you’ll be killed, and most to the point have nowhere to go if you do leave, you can’t.


  • Posted: 03/04/2015
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Lincoln’s best speech: A sesquicentennial

Common ground in the vaccine wars

Don’t avoid religious aspects in media coverage — rather, report with sensitivity and thoroughness

The myth of the harmless wrong

Religious entrepreneurs unveil web news site to unite divided conservatives

Survey finds major gender divide in religious beliefs in UK: Most men in 40′s are atheists, but twice more women believe in God

Getting the big thing right: MLK on his day

What Newsweek doesn’t get about the Bible

    First Things: Newsweek, in an article by Kurt Eichenwald, says that Christians who regard homosexual practice as sin (or who—horror!—favor prayer in public school) “are God’s frauds, cafeteria Christians,” “hypocrites,” “Biblical illiterates,” “fundamentalists and political opportunists,” and “Pharisees.” To support his slurs, Eichenwald first tries to undermine reliance on Scripture as a supreme authority for moral discernment and then to show how Christians, oblivious to the problems with biblical inspiration, ignore its clear teaching.


  • Posted: 01/16/2015
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This year, Millennials will overtake Baby Boomers

    Pew Research: This year, the “Millennial” generation is projected to surpass the outsized Baby Boom generation as the nation’s largest living generation, according to the population projections released by the U.S. Census Bureau last month. Millennials (whom we define as between ages 18 to 34 in 2015) are projected to number 75.3 million, surpassing the projected 74.9 million Boomers (ages 51 to 69). The Gen X population (ages 35 to 50 in 2015) is projected to outnumber the Boomers by 2028.


  • Posted: 01/16/2015
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  • Source: www.pewresearch.org

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The good news hiding beneath the headlines

Prudence > Courage

    Cardus: The language of prudence is particularly rare in evangelical discussions about how best to respond to the perceived decline in influence and stature that has determined their public discourse for (at least) the past decade. Evangelicals are, it is now commonly said, in “exile”—or at least we are now aware of the exile that we have always been in.


  • Posted: 12/12/2014
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  • Source: www.cardus.ca

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Conservatism after Obama

RESOLVED: Comments sections need to go

    The Washington Post: As someone who has spent almost the entirety of the last decade writing online, I’ve dedicated vast amounts of time trying to find a way to make the comments section of The Fix the sort of edifying conversation I always imagined it could be. And I am here to report that, at least when it comes to politics, comments section are not now (and likely won’t be any time soon) anywhere close to that ideal. In fact, eliminating comments entirely — a prospect I have always blanched at — may well be the best thing that could happen for the average reader of political news.


  • Posted: 12/01/2014
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Former UPS driver at center of pregnancy discrimination case before Supreme Court

Why the ‘war on women’ failed in 2014

Poverty, the rule of law, and human flourishing

What the midterms mean for social conservatives

How (American) Christians ought to respond to the midterm elections

West Virginia elects America’s youngest state lawmaker

A most pivotal election

What represents America in 2014? High school students answer

You can’t change anything from your living room

A Christian apologist and an atheist thrive in an improbable bond

Want to be radical? Invite a conservative to your college

The Rapture keeps coming back

Lazy cultural engagement: Can we stop proof-texting culture?

The problem of neutral rhetoric

Barbie as the Virgin Mary? Ken as Jesus? Italian Catholics are not amused

Will someone explain Christianity to The New York Times?

The lost art of political persuasion

List of ‘extremist’ Christians leads to death threats

    Newsbusters: Among those on the list were Independent candidate for governor of Massachusetts Pastor Scott Lively, Christian radio host and Townhall columnist Michael Brown, Liberty University Law School dean and talk radio host Mat Staver, Christian conservative blogger Matt Barber, National Organization for Marriage President Brian Brown, Concerned Women for America’s Janice Shaw Crouse, Benjamin Bull of the conservative Christian law group, the Alliance Defending Freedom and Jordan Sekulow of another conservative Christian litigation group, American Center for Law and Justice among many other smaller Christian and conservative groups and professors. – See more at: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/kristine-marsh/2014/09/22/gay-group-list-extremist-christians-leads-death-threats#sthash.eUpwPEdV.dpuf


  • Posted: 09/22/2014
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27,000 churches participate in national ‘Get Back to Church Sunday’ event

Is it still atheism?

The HRC is inciting fear and hate

What’s the problem with texting? Studies show that texting does not harm grammar and spelling

Jewish praise of Truett Cathy: Chick-fil-A founder and Sabbath observer

Why can’t men be friends?

Why Sweden’s election matters for American conservatives

The Wilberforce Academy experience: raising the next generation of Christian leaders

Christian Right not responsible for people leaving church, study finds

On storms and society

These lucky parents get to control their kids’ state education money

Regarded as ‘intolerant haters’: What’s new?

The mental virtues

    The New York Times: We all know what makes for good character in soldiers. We’ve seen the movies about heroes who display courage, loyalty and coolness under fire. But what about somebody who sits in front of a keyboard all day? Is it possible to display and cultivate character if you are just an information age office jockey, alone with a memo or your computer?


  • Posted: 09/03/2014
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  • Source: www.nytimes.com

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How to make a difference in 140 characters or less

Give us this day our daily brew

What the Emmy Awards could learn from ‘Full House’

    The Federalist: That is, in a sea of social liberalism dripping off televisions screens into Americans’ homes, how can Americans reclaim a strong sense of faith, fidelity, and family in pop culture? Where can we locate socially conservative principles—which used to be American principles, supported across ideological lines—in a deluge of cultural relativism?


  • Posted: 08/26/2014
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  • Source: thefederalist.com

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“The Giver”: A new kind of dystopian young adult film

The cruel optimism of modern compassion

    The Federalist: St. Augustine called it cruel optimism: our desire to comfort ourselves with silver-lined happy thoughts about life. Francis Spufford had an excellent description of it in his book, “Unapologetic.” A few years ago, atheist organizations in the United Kingdom ran a bus advertisement campaign. The atheist bus read: “There is probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life.”


  • Posted: 08/18/2014
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  • Source: thefederalist.com

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Finding God in secular Europe through film

    Aleteia: By any measure, Europe over the past forty years or so has become a vastly more secular place, certainly in comparison with the US. How strange, then, that just within the past decade, European filmmakers have produced some extraordinarily fine works with religious themes, works that make powerful statements about sanctity and martyrdom, sin and redemption, even about monasticism and pilgrimage.


  • Posted: 08/18/2014
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  • Category: Global: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: www.aleteia.org

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Tweeting without tenure

Contemporary Christian music’s sinking witness

    The Christian Post: Others have noted the “Jesus-is-your-boyfriend” style worship songs clogging the airwaves of contemporary Christian radio and Sunday morning worship sets lack depth and reverence to the Almighty. They’re right. But there’s an even bigger problem when contemporary Christian songs downplay, even scold Christian’s public witness for the sake of couch-potato Christianity.


  • Posted: 08/08/2014
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Moral feelings and the moral world

Law and morality in public discourse: How Christians can rebuild our culture

    Public Discourse: It’s in seeking Jesus Christ with all our hearts that culture is built and society is renewed. It’s in prayer, the sacraments, changing diapers, balancing budgets, preaching homilies, loving a spouse, forgiving and seeking forgiveness—all in the spirit of charity—that, brick by brick, we bring about the kingdom of God. Adapted from an address delivered August 6th at the Archdiocese of Toronto’s “Faith in the Public Square” symposium.


  • Posted: 08/07/2014
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  • Source: www.thepublicdiscourse.com

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Why aren’t more Americans atheists?

What atheists have to offer the right

Why do secularists hate kids’ imaginations?

    The Federalist: Churchgoing kids thought the “religious” (Biblical) stories sounded realistic, while secular kids called them fiction. Perhaps most interesting were the reactions to “fantastical” stories. The secular kids roundly rejected these as fiction, while religious kids were less sure. Is magic possible? How about talking animals? Religious kids were divided on those points.


  • Posted: 08/01/2014
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  • Source: thefederalist.com

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Learning from young atheists: What turned them off Christianity

Did a study really show that Christian kids are more gullible?

Like Cleveland, Mitt Romney may be on a comeback

World Vision under internal reformation after support of homosexuality?

Friends don’t let friends read Dana Milbank

The truth about Post-Christian America

    The Christian Post: But fear not, dear Christian. Like an athlete out of shape in the off-season layoff, it may take awhile for American Christians to awaken from our ‘most-favored-religion-status’ we have come to assume in this great country of ours, but I believe we’re up to the task. We’re not the first Christians to live ‘behind enemy lines’ nor will we be the last.


  • Posted: 05/27/2014
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Is the internet killing religion?

The Narcissistic Creed

Why liberals think conservatives are racists

Why Donald Sterling is not Brendan Eich