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Semper Paratus: Always be Prepared - Advent - Hope
Semper Paratus: Always be Prepared

Considering our blessed lives as a people, in spite of all, we cannot give up on hope. Jefferson spoke for each one of us: “I steer my bark with hope in the head, leaving fear far astern.”

The Pilgrim's Constitutional Legacy - Daniel Dreisbach
The Pilgrim’s Constitutional Legacy

On November 22 in Washington, DC, Daniel Dreisbach of American University spoke about the legacy of the Pilgrims.

Cities of Men and Architecture of God: A Review of Philip Bess’ Till We Have Built Jerusalem
Cities of Men and Architecture of God: A Review of Philip Bess’ Till We Have Built Jerusalem

Till We Have Built Jerusalem is a challenging book for daring to discuss the connection between ethics and aesthetic theories of architecture and urban design, what Bess calls our “built environment.”

The Civil War Offers Public Diplomacy Lessons: A Review of Doyle’s The Cause of All Nations
The Civil War Offers Public Diplomacy Lessons: A Review of Doyle’s The Cause of All Nations

While most histories of the Civil War naturally focus on the drama in America, Don H. Doyle’s “The Cause of All Nations” explains how the conflict fits into broader world history and how events abroad affected the war.

How Christians Should Engage with Politics: A Conversation with John Barrett
How Christians Should Engage with Politics: A Conversation with John Barrett

In this interview, John Barrett answers several questions based on his book, “Evangelism and Politics: A Christian Perspective on the Church and the State.”

Man Will Prevail - Faulkner
Man Will Prevail

I believe that man will not merely endure: he will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance.

(Mis)Understanding American Islam - Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU) - The American Mosque 2020
(Mis)Understanding American Islam

Despite the questionable methodology, and the ISPU’s attempts to exclude entire Muslim communities, the data still plainly shows that the radicals are not the only voice within American Islam; there is a good chance that its future belongs to the moderates and reformists.

Red and Blue Christian Disunity: A Review of Yancey and Quosigk’s One Faith No Longer
Red and Blue Christian Disunity: A Review of Yancey and Quosigk’s One Faith No Longer

George Yancey and Ashlee Quosigk argue in “One Faith No Longer: The Transformation of Christianity in Red and Blue America” that the gulf between progressive and conservative Christianity is so great they are no longer the same faith.

9/11
Marksism – No. 63: 9/11 Christian Realist Reflections

In this week’s episode, the editors discuss 9/11.