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Theology of Politics | How to Refute the Ten Most Common Pro-Abortion Arguments

“While it’s appropriate for Christians to anchor their pro-life arguments in God’s special revelation, being pro-life is not an exclusively Christian claim. The truth of the natural law reveals the necessity of being pro-life as well.” –WILLIAM WOLFE On June 24, 2022, the Supreme Court finally released its official decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s...

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Theology of Politics | Guns and the Second Amendment

“Self-defense is a primary law of nature, which no subsequent law of society can abolish; this primeval principle, the immediate gift of the Creator, obliges everyone … to resist the first approaches of tyranny.” –Elbridge Gerry, Delegate to the Constitutional Convention It was a theological dispute, but the debate was taking place in the Arizona...

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Theology of Politics | Christian Love vs. COVID Conformity

“Whether or not Christian love requires our conformity to social expectations and political mandates depends first on whether these expectations and mandates align with truth.” –Dr. Tim Yonts “Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.”  –1 Corinthians 13:6 Over the past two years, Christian churches have faced a myriad of challenges...

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Theology of Politics | Critical Race Theory

“Critical Race Theory, like Marxism, espouses utopian ideals but in practice has little room for actual redemption and reconciliation.” –Dr. Sam Smith Philosophy and Purpose The term Critical Race Theory (CRT) is becoming ubiquitous in the American vocabulary. Still, some advance the pros and cons of CRT without adequately examining its historical and philosophical underpinnings....

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Theology of Politics | Church Tax Exemption

“Because of religion’s role in the lives of believers, the church, as the incubator and propagator of religion, deserves tax exemption.” –David Closson On June 28, 2015, New York Times columnist Mark Oppenheimer fired the opening salvo in the next chapter of the religious liberty debate by forthrightly calling for the removal of tax-exempt status...

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Theology of Politics | Voting Principles for Christians

“Christians should vote to exercise responsible citizenship, showing gratitude for the heritage of the American Revolution, and we should also vote because the biblical principles and commands for us to love our neighbor, exercise faithful stewardship, and seek justice compel us to vote.” –William Wolfe Why Should Christians Vote? From A Civic and Historical Perspective...

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Theology of Politics | Christian Nationalism

“Christian nationalism is an amorphous concept that is primarily used to tar Christians who are motivated by their faith to advocate for policies that critics don’t like.” –Mark David Hall In Cervantes’ great novel, originally published as The Ingenious Knight Don Quixote of La Mancha but now commonly known by the name of its main character, Don...

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“Proclaim Liberty Throughout All the Land”: Evangelical Reformers in Antebellum America

Progressives today regularly criticize Christians, especially evangelical Christians, for being conservative opponents of racial progress. For instance, in a widely praised book, The Color of Compromise, Jemar Tisby writes that “when faced with the choice between racism and equality, the American church has tended to practice a complicit Christianity . . . and in so...

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Slavery and the American Founding: Should 1619 Replace 1776 as America’s Founding Year?

The 1619 Project The New York Times’ “1619 Project” is a series of articles published in 2019 to mark the 400th anniversary of the first enslaved Africans to arrive in what became the United States. Jake Silverstein’s introduction to the series claims that slavery is sometimes referred to as the country’s original sin, but it...

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