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The Three Amigos

I’m a perpetually optimistic fellow, but it can be disheartening to reflect upon how disinterested in anything deemed “old” so many of my generation are.  Mention the writings of our Founding Fathers in an important text like The Federalist Papers and...

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The Rewards of Faith

Many of us are used to hearing Christians talk about the spiritual bounty available to those who believe. Throughout the Gospels, Jesus asks for our obedience while also promising us some kind of reward. But whether these rewards are immediate or eventual, many...

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First Principles

The mid-term elections of 2010 have come and gone, and while I am generally pleased with their results, my primary concern before the elections remains my primary concern after: the re-education of America with free market principles.  I say “re-education”...

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Reflections on the Elections

My fiancée and I were recently asked to share some brief thoughts on the midterm elections, which, in terms of modern American history, were cataclysmic—the worst losses since 1948.  People say they are fed up with the status quo in Washington.  A mere two...

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Transformation Pays

Throughout the gospels, Jesus consistently frames things in ways that make us think. To highlight this point, most people point to his parables, each of which left Jesus’ listeners scratching their heads in puzzlement.But although Jesus wants to get us thinking, this...

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An Evening with Jim Wallis

Thursday evening I had the distinct honor of attending the much-anticipated debate between AEI President Arthur Brooks and social justice advocate Jim Wallis at Wheaton College. The discourse was thought-provoking, the participants engaging, and the event as a whole...

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Christian Vocation

What is the life to which Christ has called us?  How are we most authentically and joyfully human?  What is the Christian vocation?Most profoundly, it is a vocation to love and truth, goodness and beauty, justice and freedom; to work and responsibility,...

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Ayn Rand v. Jesus

I first encountered Ayn Rand as a sophomore in college. At the time, I didn’t quite know what I was getting into. I was just beginning to have an interest in politics, and the title of her book jumped out at me. My introduction to Rand came as simply as that.The title...

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