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Could this pandemic Unite America?

No country is immune to major calamities. A calamity can strike any country at any moment spilling through borders and showing no allegiance to any flag.   In America, major calamities have always united us as a nation. The Great Depression brought Americans together under President Roosevelt’s leadership. Pearl Harbor, the first attack on American...

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ELLIS: The pandemic shows that we all value human life

The inestimable value of human life presents a constant policy debate between liberals and conservatives. Christians understand that because all human beings are made in the image of God, we each have inherent dignity and worth. There is no scale or metric determining who is more or less valuable, but simply because of the fact...

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Choosing joy in the midst of COVID-19

We often hear people using the expression to “pull yourself up by the bootstraps.” This idiom generally focuses on the straps and whether or not someone can succeed in life without the assistance of others.   In light of COVID-19, I don’t want to talk about the straps that one may use to prevail over...

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HARP: America’s Newest Superheroes Don’t Wear Capes — They Wear Masks And Gloves

Published by Daily Caller on April 1, 2020   In the midst of the worst part of the coronavirus outbreak, physicians, nurses and hospital staff are working tirelessly to combat the virus. The men and women that make up the American medical field are some of the bravest and dedicated among us. Our nation’s health...

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Five ways Christians can shine during the Coronavirus crisis

When I listen to news outlets or overhear people talking (from a safe social distance, of course), all I can think about his how Orwellian this all seems. And, amid the constant “breaking” reports of the medical, political, and economic impact of this pandemic, it’s easy to become overwhelmed and panicked. Uncertainty is the only...

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Religious Accommodations and the Common Good

This article was published on October 26, 2015 on Heritage Foundation by Mark David Hall   America has a long history of accommodating citizens who find their religious convictions at odds with government regulations and mandates. Starting in the colonial era, legislators, statesmen, and jurists have crafted accommodations to protect people of faith from neutral,...

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Did America Have a Christian Founding?

Originally published on June 7, 2011 by Mark David Hall on Heritage Foundation.   Abstract: Did America have a Christian Founding? This disputed question, far from being only of historical interest, has important implications for how we conceive of the role of religion in the American republic. Mark David Hall begins by considering two popular...

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Can you really save American lives by destroying the American economy?

Rahm Emanuel once famously stated, “Never let a good crisis go to waste.”   As of today, the total US cases of the coronavirus exceeds 79,000 with total number of deaths over 1,100. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) has lost over 25% of its value from its mid-February zenith of nearly 30,000 points. March...

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Government Is Like Fire, a Dangerous Servant and a Fearful Master

A popular proverb circulating in American Revolutionary days compared government to fire, which is a “dangerous servant and a fearful master”. Fire enables life, provides warmth, light, cooking, boiling of water, destruction of diseased items; yet it also burns the flesh, it can destroy a house in minutes, and at times has even razed cities....

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ELLIS: Why our natural desire to work evidences the image of God

The coronavirus isn’t the only thing in the past weeks described as novel. For most of us, the unplanned stay-at-home recommendations to help flatten the curve is a novel way of life we are temporarily thrust into. Many can’t work from home, and even those who can are limited. But the ingenuity of the human...

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