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3 Questions Christians Should Ask About Civil Disobedience

Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

As a Christian in America, it’s easy to feel like an outsider. In a growingly-hostile environment, it’s not hard to see why Christians gravitate to tales of defiance and civil disobedience. But civil disobedience is a serious step, not to be taken lightly. Here are the three questions to consider when evaluating civil disobedience. 

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Should Christians Support the Death Penalty?

Should Christians Support the Death Penalty?

Clayton Lockett, who was sentenced to death after being charged with first-degree murder, rape, kidnapping, and robbery, writhed in pain and convulsed on his gurney for 40 minutes before dying of a heart attack. State officials are blaming an untested three-drug cocktail for an execution that many media voices are calling cruel and unusual – in violation of the Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. 

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Will We Earn the Honor of Future Generations by Standing for Truth and Justice?

Dr. Jeff Myers

French sociologist Alexis de Tocqueville visited America in the heyday of the 1830s and immediately saw the source of her strength: Americans, he wrote in Democracy in America, do not assume that government exists to solve their problems. Rather, they created flourishing institutions (families, churches, clubs, aid societies, and so forth) to solve those problems at the level closest to the problems themselves. 

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Limited Government: Not Just a Talking Point for Grumpy Conservatives

Limited Government: Not Just a Talking Point for Grumpy Conservatives

When big government becomes the primary place where people turn to have their problems solved — instead of families, churches, private charities, or private enterprise — then people who can help themselves through the common efforts of the community no longer help themselves. As they slough off ever more responsibilities, they become passive and increasingly dependent on the beneficence of the state. As radio-show host Dennis Prager frequently notes, the bigger the government is, the smaller the individual becomes. 

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What Did President Obama Say About Sin and Grace During the Easter Prayer Breakfast?

What Did President Obama Say About Sin and Grace During the Easter Prayer Breakfast?

Although the Los Angeles Times summary of the prayer event referred simply to “the life and death” of Jesus, President Obama noted that, during these holy days, we remember not only “the scorn of the crowds and the pain of the crucifixion,” but also “the glory of the resurrection – all so that we might be forgiven of our sins and granted everlasting life.” Interestingly, in an age in which the word ‘sin’ is rarely invoked, President Obama made use of the word twice in his short speech 

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