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A Shocking Loss of Faith: Reflecting on the Closing of So Many Churches

December 6, 2018 25 Comments
A Shocking Loss of Faith: Reflecting on the Closing of So Many Churches

As I walk or drive through my Capitol Hill neighborhood here in Washington, D.C., I pass by more than twenty churches (all of them Protestant) that have been closed in the past decade. Many of them are grand and prominent buildings. (Click here to see four of them.) Most of the them have been converted […]

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We Weren’t Always So Secular – A Remembrance of Times not Long Past

July 30, 2013 18 Comments
We Weren’t Always So Secular – A Remembrance of Times not Long Past

The times in which we live are often described as “secular.” This word comes from the Latin “saecula” meaning “world.” Hence in saying our age is secular is another way of saying our times are worldly. We may think it has always been so but such is not the case. To be sure, it IS […]

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On the Religious Speech of Two Presidents and How the Modern Demand for a "Religion Free" Public Sector is Extremism

February 19, 2012 32 Comments

We live in an age of demanded secularism. If a religious utterance is made by the State or Government officials the cry goes up from an increasingly hostile minority and there are the usual platitudes about “Separation of Church and State,” a phrase that does not occur in the Constitution. Free Exercise Clause – It […]

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New Rule Excludes Religious Workers from Benefits Offered to Others. Another Example of Hostile Secularism in the Federal Government

February 16, 2012 44 Comments

As the recent battle for a proper understanding of religious liberty shows, our culture and many of our government leaders and organizations are becoming increasingly secularized and hostile to religion and religious practice. Yet another example of this is a recent rule change in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF). According to this program, a […]

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Cerberus, the Three-Headed Dog. An Allegory for What Ails Our Culture?

February 25, 2011 15 Comments

In ancient Greek mythology the dog Cerberus guarded the entrance to Hades (the misty and gloomy underworld, the abode of the dead), permitting anyone to enter but none to leave. Cerberus  is usually depicted as a three headed dog and some have tried to link this to his seeing the past, present and future. Cerberus’ […]

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Is the Abbreviation "Xmas" Really a Secular Slight of Christmas? Or is it Something Else?

December 12, 2010 49 Comments

Forty years ago, when I was in grammar School, the militant secularism of today was almost unknown. The war on Christmas so common today was lampooned in those days by cartoonish figures like the “Grinch who stole Christmas,” or “Scrooge” in Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.  Back in those days there were laments that Christmas was too […]

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