If Republican leaders begin to act more like public servants and less like non-thinking fundamentalist soldiers, we might begin to repair our political system. If not, their absolutism will plunge us into unspeakable economic darkness.
Yes, the use of the word God in politics is always a claim about objective values. But it is not always or even usually a theological argument about whether God exists. The left needs to understand this.
Currently, New Jersey residents and local school boards have absolutely no say in whether or not a charter school can be established in their towns. The result is that the majority of students go without in order to pay for the pseudo-private education of a few.
The church cannot become the state, but the church has an obligation to bear witness to the state. To fulfill this role, evangelicals must rise above the typical left-right debate and learn to speak with a voice that is truly Christian.
It should be fairly evident that secularism is not simply the absence of religion. Rather, it is an active tradition its own articulations of the problems facing society, and its own solutions for making the world a better place.
Our nation faces many serious problems, here at home and abroad. Although the gravity of these issues may drive many to prayer, the way we will actually solve them is through the application of reason.
Twice in the last three decades, the Supreme Court has specifically identified that phrase as being void of substantive sacred meaning. If you are a believing monotheist, is that how you want God's name treated?