Faith (page 3)

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    French checks into Chick-fil-A controversy

    David French of National Review Online ties the latest Chick-fil-A controversy to a broader culture war. Every single time I grow even slightly more optimistic about the state of American polarization and the prospects for true American tolerance, I get disappointed. Every time I think that we could…
    Mitch Kokai, April 11, 2019
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    How 2019 could be like 1969

    World events from the failed Arab Spring to the elections of 2016 “should have mugged” conservatives to question the post-War “secular-liberal-technocratic consensus,” says New York Post Op-Ed Editor Sohrab Ahmari. In his First Things review of Max Boot’s memoir The Corrosion of Conservatism: Why I Left the Right, Ahmari sees parallels…
    Joseph Coletti, April 10, 2019
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    An alteration of the Bible

    I remember enjoying Robert Alter‘s translation of the biblical books of Ancient Israel several years ago. Now Alter has finished his decades-long project targeting the entire Hebrew Bible. Meir Soloveichik of Commentary magazine offers the final product a less-than-glowing review. This staggeringly ambitious project took three decades to…
    Mitch Kokai, April 1, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Gov. Roy Cooper set out his priorities during his recent State of the State remarks. Becki Gray watched Cooper’s speech and the response from Senate leader Phil Berger. Gray offers her analysis during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops compares the pros and cons…
    Mitch Kokai, March 8, 2019
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    Colorado and the baker end their fight

    Kevin Daley of the Daily Caller updates the Masterpiece Cakeshop story. Christian baker Jack Phillips and the Colorado Civil Rights Commission (CCRC) have resolved a legal dispute that set Phillips’ religious beliefs against the state’s public accommodations law. The deal, announced Tuesday afternoon, provides that the Commission will…
    Mitch Kokai, March 7, 2019
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    Keep your religion out of politics. Wait, I’m not talking about Moral Mondays.

    Freedom of religion is secured in the same First Amendment that goes on to secure freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and freedom to assemble and petition the government. Think about that. Think about it again.
    Jon Sanders, February 22, 2019
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    Federal court sees discrimination against Christian student groups

    Nicole Russell writes for the Federalist about a recent court ruling in favor of First Amendment rights on a flagship public university campus. On Wednesday, a federal court ruled that the University of Iowa had illegally targeted religious groups for requiring their leaders to follow their faith. As…
    Mitch Kokai, February 12, 2019
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    Martin Center column highlights Simone Weil’s educational approach

    Jessica Hooten Wilson writes for the Martin Center about a Christian approach to education. When I question students at my Christian college about how their faith affects their learning practices, they stare blankly at me or scribble a note about being motivated by the true, good, and beautiful. But…
    Mitch Kokai, February 1, 2019