Lubomir Martin Ondrasek is president and co-founder of Acta Sanctorum, Inc. After graduating from Zion Bible Institute and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, he earned degrees from Harvard University, University of Chicago, and Boston University, focusing on the study of Christianity and culture, religion and ethics (political, philosophical, and theological), and transformational leadership. He is the author or editor of seven books, including The Tunnel at the End of the Light (2021).
“Truth and love must prevail over lies and hatred!” is how Václav Havel ended his speech to a crowd of freedom-longing people gathered in Prague on December 10, 1989. This statement was one of the slogans of the Velvet Revolution and embodied the overall spirit of this unparalleled historical event.
Lubomir Martin OndrasekMay 26, 2022
The courage of Václav Havel was grounded in a sense of responsibility for promoting ideals and values that transcend material goods, confront human decadence, and endure beyond our earthly existence.
Lubomir Martin OndrasekApril 18, 2022
Living in truth was Václav Havel’s basic answer to the problem of falsehood, one of the defining characteristics of the ideology and regime that ruled Czechoslovakia until 1989.
Lubomir Martin OndrasekMarch 21, 2022
The prophet Václav Havel wants Americans to know that there is an important connection between remembering God and living in freedom.
Lubomir Martin OndrasekFebruary 11, 2022
Someone like me who once lived in a totalitarian society finds it surprising and troubling that so many American churches have defined their mission as “to work for peace and justice in our world” but have neglected the defense of freedom as an essential part of their public ministry.
Lubomir Martin OndrasekJanuary 18, 2022
In short, America—and good, decent people who live here—has allowed me to become who I am and gave me everything I have. I doubt my story would be possible in any other country, but even if it was, it happened here.
Lubomir Martin OndrasekDecember 20, 2021
Slovak and Czech politicians tell us that the mutual relationship has never been better, and there is no incongruity between their words and public opinion. This is part of the irony of Czechoslovakia’s history.
Lubomir Martin OndrasekJanuary 27, 2018
Jean Bethke Elshtain (1941-2013) was an American political theorist, ethicist, and public intellectual who made scholarly contributions to various debates, and especially on the just war tradition.
Lubomir Martin OndrasekAugust 11, 2017
In light of Reinhold Niebuhr’s writings, a realistic idealism can provide a basic approach to the refugee and migration crisis in Europe.
Lubomir Martin OndrasekJune 29, 2017
Slovakia’s new religious registration law violates the collective aspect of religious freedom by erecting barriers to religious groups’ registration and performance of their basic functions.
Lubomir Martin OndrasekMarch 1, 2017