Articles & Op-Eds

Fulton, Lewis & Crockett, Oh My!

August 17, 2014

This is a big weekend for historic births and essential Americans. On this day in 1807, an American farm boy named Robert Fulton changed the world as thoroughly as the Wright Brothers would a century later by sailing, …

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Was the American Revolution Sinful?

July 8, 2014
WORLD magazine

WORLD magazine’s Saturday feature, August 2, 2014. There is a recurring, albeit ill-informed, question in Christian circles regarding Romans 13 (which counsels dutiful subordination to legally established …

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100 Years Since Sarajevo: The Murder of the Old …

June 28, 2014

One hundred years ago today, the heir to the Austro-Hungarian imperial throne was assassinated with his bride in an open car in Sarajevo.  And the world began to burn. World War I (then called “The Great …

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Noah: Outstanding…and Not for Everyone

March 31, 2014
Movieguide

Auteur filmmaker Darren Aronofsky may well have produced his masterpiece in Noah, a cinematic and – astonishingly, for a self-proclaimed unbeliever – theological tour de force. But it’s not for everyone.  …

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Deal Hudson: Is Cultural Conservatism the Future …

March 14, 2014
Catholic Online

by Deal Hudson WASHINGTON, DC (Catholic Online) – After my column arguing that “cultural conservatism” should supplant social conservatism, the man whom I regard as the most important Catholic layman …

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On Temptation and Ordered Liberty

February 8, 2014

Our libertarian friends frequently take an “anything goes” approach to public morality, asserting that it is not the state’s business what an individual chooses to do, particularly so long as it does …

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My 10 Favorite Books of 2013

December 31, 2013

This is my end-of-year review of the best books I read this year.  They weren’t all published in 2013 (though some were), nor are they everything I read in 2013; but I did read them in 2013 and hope you will read …

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Rod's Blog

Physics Students Devise Concept for Star …

July 20, 2014

You read that right:  yet another sci-fi standby becomes reality.  (And if you never thought about it, surely you realize your iPhone is a tricorder, and your iPad is one of the “pads” from Star Trek: The …

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Now is the Time for Southern Baptist Churches to …

July 15, 2014

Do we have a culture that embraces young people? In many ways, No — beginning with the legalized killing of babies in the womb. My research director worked as a grocery cashier in high school: she expected a daily …

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The Scandal of Fiddled Global Warming Data

July 11, 2014

The subtitle in the original story reads, “The US has actually been cooling since the Thirties, the hottest decade on record.” And it turns out to be true. The high priests of climate change have not only …

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Ronnie Floyd: Who I Am

July 7, 2014

The essentials of our identity lie in whom we serve, our relationships — in our being and not just our doing. It is important for us to know these core aspects of our leaders. The fact that Ronnie Floyd …

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The Declaration of Independence

July 4, 2014

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected …

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How the PayPal Mafia Redefined Success in Silicon …

July 1, 2014

Being a part of this was one of the most incredible things I’ve ever done or will ever do.  I will forever be grateful to my dear friend Peter Thiel for including me in the journey.  And this is one of the best …

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Extraordinary Prayer for the Next Great …

July 1, 2014

Do we need a new Great Awakening? How could any believer say other than “Yes!” Is such a thing possible? In the words of my friend and our new SBC President Ronnie Floyd, when “the skeptics doubt and …

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