Faith (page 9)

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    Tax Reform and #GivingTuesday

    Tuesday was #GivingTuesday. Entering its sixth year, the day saw $177 million donated to charities around the world last year. About $70 billion will flow to churches and other nonprofit organizations between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, a quarter of the total for the year donated by individuals.
    Joseph Coletti, November 28, 2017
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Federal “equitable sharing” programs hurt the relationship between local law enforcement agencies and the people they’re supposed to protect. The programs also threaten private property rights. Jon Guze explains how during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops explains why he’s glad to see a new…
    Mitch Kokai, November 17, 2017
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    Hidden and Independent

    “Building freedom actually doesn’t begin in the media or Hollywood or academia,” writes Stella Morabito in a recent essay on The Federalist. “It begins in the ‘hidden sphere,’ as explained in Soviet-era freedom fighter Vaclav Havel’s essay, ‘The Power of the Powerless.’ This means that the nucleus of…
    Joseph Coletti, November 14, 2017
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    God, government, and guns

    Ben Shapiro devotes a National Review Online column to political fallout from the Texas church shooting. We know that the Texas church shooter should not have been able to own or obtain a gun under federal law. He had a long history of mental illness and criminal behavior.
    Mitch Kokai, November 9, 2017
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    Protestant Reformation’s continuing impact on our lives 500 years later

    Five hundred years have passed since the obscure German monk Martin Luther launched what became known as the Protestant Reformation. But that 500-year-old event continues to play a role in our lives, as Duke political science and philosophy professor Michael Gillespie explained during a presentation Monday for the John Locke…
    Mitch Kokai, October 31, 2017
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    Blind spots

    Ken Stern, the former CEO of National Public Radio, spent a year getting to know the rest of America. He explains what he learned in the New York Post and a new book. An NPR reporter responded that NPR isn’t really a liberal bubble. As if on…
    Joseph Coletti, October 26, 2017
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    Quiet listening versus raucous protest

    Christoper Jacobs uses a Federalist column to contrast two approaches to dealing with incoming information. [O]ne weekend last month, I went to church and heard a reading from the first book of Kings, one in which the Lord instructs Elijah to go outside on Mount Horeb and await…
    Mitch Kokai, October 3, 2017
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    Attacks on religious freedom

    Bill McMorris of the Washington Free Beacon highlights a new report that should trouble defenders of religious liberty. Attacks on religious liberty have increased 133 percent since 2011, according to a new report. Government agencies, businesses, and the military are cracking down on the devout through zoning laws,…
    Mitch Kokai, September 14, 2017