Sunday Visitor
by | Mar 29, 2020

Sam Brownback is worried. On March 20, the United States Ambassador at Large for Religious Freedom tweeted, Reportedly, the PRC forces #Uyghurs to work in environments that risk #COVID19 exposure. These actions are not in step with a nation acting…

by | Mar 28, 2020

Ronald Reagan was not the establishment’s candidate for president. He spoke eloquently on behalf of limited government and individual liberty. He sharply criticized expansive state regulations and programs. And he challenged the moral as well as practical infirmities of communism….

by | Mar 15, 2020

It was around 1973, and I was attending a small Midwestern college. This being the ’70s, the school was already busy debriding itself of its past Christian tradition and regenerating as a sort of flyover Dartmouth. I was in a…

by | Mar 1, 2020

Over many decades in America, we’ve observed a great shift in the manner by which society attempts to solve problems. Despite a governmental system designed by founders who were suspicious of centralized government power, we continue to fund a larger…

by | Feb 9, 2020

There is no more fundamental liberty than the right to respond to one’s creator. Belief in the transcendent obviously varies, which is good reason for the state to stand clear as people respond to something infinitely mysterious and powerful. When…

by | Jan 26, 2020

One of my favorite authors is the late British journalist, intellectual, and cultural critic Malcolm Muggeridge. I was reminded of Muggeridge as I followed competing Iranian protest reports on Twitter a few weeks ago. One narrative claiming that it was…

by | Jan 19, 2020

Shortly after the September 11 attacks, Osama bin Laden made a strange reference in a speech that he had carried out and released to Al Jazeera: We should raise again the unique flag of Allah on all stolen Islamic land,…

by | Jan 12, 2020

Christmas is typically a joyous time for Christians. But many believers were not able to celebrate their most important holiday this past year. Or any other. By numbers, Christianity is the most persecuted faith. For example, confronting a population with…

by | Dec 22, 2019

Chances are, if you learned about the history of modern political freedom in high school or university, you were taught that it advanced as the Western world retreated from religion. Freedom of religion meant freedom from religion. With intelligent people…

by | Dec 15, 2019

If you make it to the end of Moby Dick (it’s been done), Herman Melville starts the epilogue with a quotation from the Book of Job: “And I only am escaped alone to tell thee.” Melville’s readers at the time…

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