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Thoughts on the HBU name change

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Houston Baptist University has invited its various constituents to a town hall meeting to “discuss the name of the University.” The notion of a possible change is now the hot topic du jour. As both a loyal alumnus and a member of the marketing staff (University Communications) I wanted to offer my perspective, and perhaps address a few of the fears and misconceptions that have surfaced. First, let me state my support for a name […]

New “Durbin Fee” on debit cards

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Economics / Education / Society & Culture

Several months ago I recall getting a letter from my bank, informing me that as a result of the Durbin Amendment to the “Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010” passed last year by the Democrat “supermajority,” I would no longer be getting rewards points for using my debit card. I looked up the amendment—which limits how much banks can charge other companies for debit transactions—and said to myself, “Wow, that’s really going […]

Purpose & Prosperity: Linking Christian Ideals with Sound Public Policy

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Economics / Education / Faith & Theology / Political Philosophy

C.S. Lewis wrote in Mere Christianity that God wants “a child’s heart but a grown-up’s head.” Followers of Christ are charged, by the ethos of our calling, with a high standard of practical reason, fused with compassion. When we carry our faith to the political sphere, we must do so with grounded understanding, not idealistic, emotive or superficial thinking. This means that the abdication of our duty to educate ourselves in the unsightly “secular” forces […]