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    Needed: personal community and role models

    David French, who joined Jonah Goldberg and Steve Hayes to create the recently launched Dispatch is ” convinced that the more we politicize the crisis [in community] rather than personalize it and spiritualize it, the more we’ll miss the mark.” “A functioning community doesn’t just provide love and resources,” French…
    Joseph Coletti, January 14, 2020
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    Attacks on Jews and threats to religious liberty

    Kristen Waggoner writes for the Federalist about larger religious liberty implications of recent anti-Semitic attacks in the United States. Imagine you’re in your home, surrounded by friends and family, peacefully celebrating your faith tradition’s most significant holiday. Suddenly an armed stranger enters and attempts to kill you and…
    Mitch Kokai, January 8, 2020
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    Exploring millennials’ faithlessness

    Joy Pullmann writes for the Federalist about recent research into young American adults’ declining religious faith. While conventional wisdom about young Americans’ increased faithlessness says many will come back to church when they marry and have kids, it’s likely many millennials will remain secular instead, suggests a recent…
    Mitch Kokai, January 7, 2020
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    Religious conservatives pay attention to what Democrats say, do

    Casey Chalk explains in a Federalist column why religious conservatives worry about Democratic politicians. “White evangelicals fear atheists and Democrats would strip away their rights. Why?” asks a recent op-ed in the Washington Post. The op-ed author, Paul A. Djupe, a professor at Denison University and scholar with…
    Mitch Kokai, January 2, 2020
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    Merry Christmas!

    We at the John Locke Foundation would like to wish you a Merry Christmas!…
    Brenee Goforth, December 25, 2019
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    Cancel culture turns to homeschooling

    Jenni White writes for the Federalist about a disturbing aspect of “cancel culture.” It involves homeschooling. If utopian tyrants whose vision for the world encompasses only theirs are continued to be allowed, like locusts, to devour every institution in their path, there won’t be even one left to…
    Mitch Kokai, December 19, 2019
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    National Review editor calls the Bible ‘our national book’

    Rich Lowry explains at National Review Online why he believes the fundamental American book is one that predates the nation. We rightly revere the Declaration and the Constitution, and study their influence on America, but we shouldn’t slight the absolutely indispensable influence of another document on our history…
    Mitch Kokai, November 7, 2019
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    Martin Center column examines independent Christian study centers

    Josh Bowman writes for the Martin Center about the role of independent Christian study centers. Local pastors, faculty, and others, though, have begun to pursue innovative ways to re-insert a Christian presence back into the life of universities while remaining independent of higher education’s bureaucracy. They have, instead, begun…
    Mitch Kokai, October 9, 2019