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Voting on the Faith Factor

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Faith & Theology / Political Commentary / Political Philosophy

He spent his teens as an Eagle Scout, lived two years as a foreign missionary, earned his B.A. in International Politics, became fluent in three languages, served four presidents and reached 90 percent approval ratings as a Republican Governor of Utah. Jon Huntsman has an uphill battle to climb with the GOP base, but if he plays his cards right, his¬†experience and centrist appeal just might place him among the most serious contenders this election […]

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 […]

Education in America, part II

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Economics / Education / Political Philosophy / Society & Culture

A report, published a few weeks ago, says that 74% of Detroit’s population is “functionally illiterate,” despite half of that number having a high school degree or GED. This alarming fact begs a few questions: how could so many students graduate without learning to read? Why would a school system allow it? And why would only half the population get a diploma or GED, in a society where education is paid for?¬†As surprising as this […]