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Newdow remains undeterred. For 14 years, Michael Newdow, an emergency room doctor and attorney, has challenged what he sees as violations of the First Amendment’s protection against established religion. He works alone from his Sacramento home, his only tools a [...]
Biblical Archaeology Review: How December 25 Became Christmas. On December 25, Christians around the world will gather to celebrate Jesus’ birth. Joyful carols, special liturgies, brightly wrapped gifts, festive foods—these all characterize the feast today, at least in the northern [...]
This should be a surprise? The latest WikiLeaks revelation: 1 in 3 British Muslim students back killing for Islam and 40% want Sharia law. Read more.
My take: Why my church rebelled against the American Dream by David Platt. See here.
Bruce Bawer: Swedish Tolerance and the Times. In the wake of the Stockholm bombing, the New York Times, like most of the mainstream media in the U.S. and elsewhere, has remained depressingly true to form. Wednesday’s Times contained a news [...]
The end of tenure? Some time this fall, the U.S. Education Department will publish a report that documents the death of tenure. Innocuously titled “Employees in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2009,” the report won’t say it’s about the demise of tenure. [...]
‘Potentially Evangelical’ by Peter Wood. Martin Gaskell is an astronomer who specializes in super-massive black holes, such as the one that lies at the heart of own galaxy. He recently tripped, however, and fell into a different kind of black [...]
Christmas and Western Civilization by Carson Holloway. See here.
Peter Berger: Some Theologians Never Die—They Just Wait to be Googled. From the late 1940s to the mid-1960s, an unassuming and rather pedantic German scholar was at the center of passionate international debates in Protestant theology. Rudolf Bultmann (1884-1976) was [...]
Joe Carter: Being on God’s Side: An Open Letter to the Religious Right. See here.
RealClearWorld give their list of Top World News Sites 2010.
David Harsanyi: Save the Net. Because there exists no area of human activity that couldn’t benefit from more paternalistic attention … Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the Federal Communications Commission to your Web browser. Congressional Democrats cannot find the votes [...]
Harvard Magazine reviews Ratification: The People Debate the Constitution, 1787-1788 by Pauline Maier. You can browse inside the book here.
Francis Fukuyama: Left Out. The answer to the question “Is America a plutocracy?” might seem either trivial or obvious depending on how one defines the term. Plutocracy, says the dictionary, simply means “rule by the rich.” If the query is [...]
In light of today’s 3-2 decision by the FCC to begin regulating the internet, here’s an excellent (2008) report (pdf) by the Cato Institute, The Durable Internet: Preserving Network Neutrality without Regulation.
Harry Potter actress beaten by relatives. A Harry Potter actress fled her home after her father and brother threatened to kill her for going out with a Hindu man, a court heard yesterday. Afshan Azad, 22, who appeared in the [...]