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Interdependence Day 2017

Lindsey Paris-Lopez will not celebrate Independence Day. Instead, she “will celebrate our interdependence, our need and responsibility for each other,” and “repent of the damage that individualism and American exceptionalism are causing at home and all over the world.” Happy Interdependence Day.

President Trump and the Cause of the Civil War

As critics scoff at President Trump's recent remarks suggesting an Andrew Jackson presidency might have prevented the Civil War, Dr. Tracy McKenzie points out the fairness of suggesting that the Civil War may not have been inevitable. But he also argues that the current president's stirring of the people's passions against the government would have been more likely to fuel than abate civil war.

Should Christians Be Patriotic Part 2: True Freedom

If patriotism means the freedom to pursue my own self interest at the expense of a common enemy, then Christians should not be patriotic. For Christians, true freedom is the freedom to love - especially to love our enemies. Paul explained that this freedom was achieved paradoxically through becoming enslaved to one another through the nonviolent and self-giving love of Christ.