Anthony Edwards and his troubling decisions

Anthony Edwards is one of the best basketball players on the planet. The shooting guard was a first-round pick in 2020 by the Minnesota Timberwolves out of the University of Georgia. Edwards has already taken the NBA by storm, voted as a member of the NBA all-rookie team and selected to play for the United […]

Why Speaker Mike Johnson should allow a vote on Ukraine and Israel aid

After contentious debate, the U.S. Senate passed a $95.3 billion national security supplemental. The measure helps Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan defend against totalitarian regimes bent on their destruction and rebuilds American defense stocks. Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan are asking for the same kind of assistance that the French gave Americans during the American Revolution. Though […]

Is the Red Cross anti-Semitic?

Elma Avraham was taken hostage from her home in Kubutz Nahal Oz when Hamas unleashed its terrorist attack upon Israel on Oct. 7. She was held in captivity for 50 days by the terrorist group. She’s recovering in an Israeli hospital where she is said to be in critical condition. During her captivity, Avraham was physically mistreated and didn’t […]

The Pro-Life Movement’s Aspirational Moment

In the fall of 1973, horrified by the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision earlier that year, a lawyer in the Labor Department organized a meeting of a small group of women in her home. Nellie Gray, a Texan and veteran of the Women’s Army Corps during World War II, worried that the anniversary of the monumental decision would pass by without being […]

What hath Bethlehem to do with Washington?

It’s the time of year when Washington, D.C., sits largely quiet and empty, its inhabitants emptied out and headed home to their families. The politicians head home and even the most rabid partisans seek to escape the messiness of politics. Yet the real story of Christmas is inescapably political. The young virgin who bore Jesus […]

A Bridge To Nowhere

As someone who has been involved in conversations about civility and politics for a long time, I’m often asked by folks why this work can be so frustrating. We’ve been talking about breaking down walls, bridging differences, and crossing the aisle for a long time and yet Americans seem as polarized as ever. Are our […]

Let’s love America by loving God first

Christians First Though we may love to live in our country, patriotism must not get in the way of our identity as followers of Christ.   I’ll never forget the moment I first walked up the marble steps to the Lincoln Memorial and saw the immense figure of America’s 16th president. I was 10 years […]

Thank God Roe is Gone, Now Let’s Not Grow Weary

As expected, after the recent leak of Justice Alito’s opinion, the Supreme Court has reversed the Roe versus Wade decision. It’s hard to overestimate the significance of this decision, coming after almost fifty long, hard, excruciating years. Contrary to popular opinion, the end of Roe doesn’t mean every unborn life in America is protected, it […]

What it will take to tackle mass violence

It’s hard to know what to say, think, and feel after yet another horrific news cycle in which innocents are gunned down in cold blood. But here we are again, this time at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, west of San Antonio. Parents who dropped their kids off at school as part of a […]

5 Key Findings From the Land Center Survey of Americans on Abortion

On May 31st, 2022, the Land Center for Cultural Engagement and Lifeway Christian Research released a survey of Americans, measuring their beliefs about abortion. In the wake of a pending Supreme Court decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, it is important to study public sentiment in this way. This research, which surveyed 1,155 Americans, […]