Christian Films to Remember, Part One

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Having written about the problems with poorly made Christian films, we turn to a more positive focus on what have been good examples of Christians making enjoyable and worthwhile films. These films aren’t blockbusters. Most had limited budgets, limited releases, and casts that didn’t have huge star quality. However, they made the most of what […]

An Open Letter to the Liberty Movement

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Dear Liberty Movement, Regarding Joel Kurtinitis’ open letter to social conservatives, it is only appropriate to reply with another open letter. I am as qualified to act as a representative for all social conservatives as Kurtinitis is qualified to represent the liberty movement. The first part of  his letter centers on what he perceives to be a […]

Book Review: Blue Collar Conservatives By Rick Santorum

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There’s no question that Republicans need to broaden the party base. Libertarians and the Party establishment have offered their solutions; in Blue Collar Conservatives, Rick Santorum takes his turn at bat. Santorum says that the reason why Mitt Romney failed to defeat Barack Obama was his failure to connect with working Americans. Santorum takes Romney to task […]

The Clueless Republican Establishment

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The defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor exposes far greater problems in the Republican establishment. The establishment has a wisdom about politics that really lacks practical understanding of how the political process works which leaves unable to take blame for defeat or understand what was behind its victory. We saw this with the now […]

Book Review: The Vision of the Anointed

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In his book Vision of the Anointed, Thomas Sowell offers key insights into how and why the American left has run wild in it’s attempts to change America. As the subtitle suggests, “Self-Congratulation as a Basis for Social Policy,” Sowell posits that the American left’s policies are egocentric exercises meant to establish themselves as saviors and their […]

God’s Not Dead: A Hit and Miss Effort

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God’s Not Dead is a well-intentioned film that responds to secular bias in academia and Hollywood. Unfortunately, like the secular conservative film American Carol (2008), God’s Not Dead got carried away with itself and drowned its own message. Freshman pre-law Student Josh Wheaton (Shane Harper) ends up in Philosophy 150 taught by Professor Radisson (Kevin Sorbo) a rabid atheist who […]

The Case for Conscience

Jonathan Merritt writes one of those misguided posts at the Daily Beast arguing that Christians professionals that involve weddings (excluding perhaps ministers) have no right to refuse to participate in same sex marriage: The backers of these laws claim that a Christian cannot, in good conscience, provide a good or service for a same-sex wedding because […]

Sherlock and Marriage

Last night PBS aired the second episode of this year’s season of BBC’s  Sherlock, a critically acclaimed show with a wide fan base that re-imagines  Sherlock Holmes as a man of the 21st Century rather than the Victorian Age. This week’s episode focused on the wedding of John Watson. A lot went on in the episode, […]

Haddon Robinson and Alice Matthews Leave Discover the Word

After twenty-three years operating as a daily radio small group Bible Study, change is coming to RBC Ministries long-running program Discover the Word. Lead Bible teacher Haddon Robinson, 82 has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease and is leaving the program along with fellow group member Alice Matthews. The series will continue with founding group member Mark De […]