Archive: John Mark Reynolds
Congress does have a duty to legislate against enemies foreign and domestic. Investigating our enemies is one thing Congress should be doing.
By John Mark Reynolds | March 7, 2011; 06:11 PM ET | Comments (5)
Put simply: medical decisions sometimes involve ethical decisions. Ethical decisions cannot be left to amateur ethicists, such as most medical doctors. That doctors wish to do a thing, can do a thing, and even want to do a thing, does not mean they should do it.
By John Mark Reynolds | March 1, 2011; 01:11 PM ET | Comments (7)
he best hope for Egypt is that Islamic, Coptic, and Jewish Egyptians can revive the marriage between private piety and public liberty that Locke envisioned. They must do so in a way natural to Egyptian language and costumes, and the great monotheist faiths have the resources to do this job.
By John Mark Reynolds | February 15, 2011; 12:43 PM ET | Comments (1)
Born on our frontier and nurtured in our wilderness, American values are Mormon values.
By John Mark Reynolds | February 9, 2011; 07:29 PM ET | Comments (41)
Egypt was Christian before she was Muslim. She retains a significant Christian population. American Christians, including political candidates like Mike Huckabee, should not endanger those brothers and sisters in Christ through rash statements.
By John Mark Reynolds | February 3, 2011; 06:30 PM ET | Comments (6)
America has a serious problem. Those that feel qualified to be our rulers, those credentialed in the right places, have decided that traditional morality must go, but many continue to cling to these worn out notions.
By John Mark Reynolds | January 27, 2011; 03:45 PM ET | Comments (4)
If the politicians could ban free will in the citizens, then they might end evil, but they should not try to do what God Himself will not do. So long as men are men, there will be tragedy in this life
By John Mark Reynolds | January 13, 2011; 01:00 PM ET | Comments (4)
Christmas is not for Christians, it is for the Lord Christ, and Jesus is merry. He loves all people, so if you are not a Christian: "Welcome to the party." God is not insecure, so even Richard Dawkins is welcome to celebrate the feast if he can loosen up enough to forget himself.
By John Mark Reynolds | December 21, 2010; 02:51 PM ET | Comments (103)
When the government forces Scrooge to do what it thinks proper, it removes the ability of Scrooge to freely repent and do what is good himself.
By John Mark Reynolds | December 13, 2010; 07:53 PM ET | Comments (21)
Recent surveys showing growing numbers of Americans are not that into marriage tell us something interesting about us, but nothing about love and marriage.
By John Mark Reynolds | December 10, 2010; 02:36 PM ET | Comments (13)
There is no human being in the entire world that is unloved or forgotten by God. Every human being is created in His image and has a remarkable chance at redemption.
By John Mark Reynolds | December 2, 2010; 03:08 PM ET | Comments (12)
Barack Obama is not a Muslim and anybody who can delude themselves that he is cannot be helped. Opposition to our president has driven them mad. They cannot be reached by Barack Obama and he should not try.
By John Mark Reynolds | November 8, 2010; 07:40 PM ET | Comments (8)
Morality cannot be decided by polls.
By John Mark Reynolds | November 2, 2010; 02:25 PM ET | Comments (2)
Not everybody who says in his heart "there is no God" is a fool, but everybody who says in his heart "we have a corner on reason" is a fool: including Christians.
By John Mark Reynolds | October 26, 2010; 02:16 PM ET | Comments (11)
We cannot know what a man or woman really thinks without asking hard questions . . . and those questions will include religious ones.
By John Mark Reynolds | October 19, 2010; 05:49 PM ET | Comments (6)
Sexual vice is bad, but hatred is utterly devilish.
By John Mark Reynolds | October 12, 2010; 06:29 PM ET | Comments (18)
O'Donnell believes in God, limited government, and the vision of the Founders for this great nation. Her thinking is sound, though early in her life she had difficulty integrating that sound view with the world.
By John Mark Reynolds | October 5, 2010; 05:34 PM ET | Comments (25)
Pew has released a study that shows if the average atheist and the average theist appear on religious Jeopardy, the theist is in trouble. However, wisdom and understanding are different from "just the facts." It is good to know facts, but that doesn't mean you get it.
By John Mark Reynolds | September 29, 2010; 02:43 PM ET | Comments (67)
The Tea Party crowd will be religious and have traditional values, because most Americans are religious and have traditional values. When government grows too large, it saps the strength of other parts of society.
By John Mark Reynolds | September 21, 2010; 03:56 PM ET | Comments (20)
If there were no religion in the entire Middle East, bigotry would still exist.
By John Mark Reynolds | September 14, 2010; 07:23 PM ET | Comments (53)
The nation has not healed from the attacks on 9/11, because an act of war is not a wound or a disease. Terrorists attacked our nation and killed Americans on September eleventh motivated by a radical form of Islam. Until we win the war against terrorism and make radical forms of Islam as unattractive as we have made Nazi ideology, we will not have finished the job that 9/11 started.
By John Mark Reynolds | September 7, 2010; 07:43 PM ET | Comments (2)
Most American Christians are thankful to live in a land where they can practice their faith. They wish for a government small enough to make social stability possible, because it does not make religious or philosophical decisions best left to families, religious groups, and societies. Beck mostly gets this and so, hard as it is for an academic to admit, Beck is mostly right.
By John Mark Reynolds | September 2, 2010; 01:51 PM ET | Comments (9)
If Americans are to believe in a Western Islam, they have a right to be reassured that the past experience of Christians in Islamic lands will not be repeated.
By John Mark Reynolds | August 24, 2010; 07:10 PM ET | Comments (1)
If Muslims choose to build near Ground Zero, they should be allowed to do so. The reaction of the majority of the American public demonstrates that doing so is not wise in the short-term, but it is up to the funders of the Islamic center to decide if the immediate public relations disaster is worth it.
By John Mark Reynolds | August 16, 2010; 07:28 PM ET | Comments (9)
The most obvious fact that is routinely ignored is that external change cannot make you happy. A saint can make something noble of a life in the gulags, but a miserable man cannot manage joy in Disneyland.
By John Mark Reynolds | August 12, 2010; 12:18 PM ET | Comments (1)
You cannot love Jesus and hate His Church. One can be an eccentric follower of Christ, a few eccentric folk even end up as prophets, but nobody can be alone.
By John Mark Reynolds | August 6, 2010; 03:37 PM ET | Comments (0)
Marriage is hard school for souls. A man and a woman, different from body to soul, come together in an explosive union so powerful that it always has the potential to create new human life. A true romantic remembers both the bliss and the pain that will come from such a risky maneuver. To enter into this state with deep disagreements on the most fundamental questions complicates it.
By John Mark Reynolds | July 30, 2010; 02:59 PM ET | Comments (4)
Most great religions are mostly right, but "mostly" is not good enough. Christianity proves to be the best explanation for the world as it is: both the metaphysical and the physical. Or so it seems to me.
By John Mark Reynolds | July 8, 2010; 02:03 PM ET | Comments (19)
The death of any human being is an awful thing. It is momentous and sacred. Reporting on it requires thought, compassion, and a human touch. This is why it was wrong for a government official to "tweet" the news of an execution.
By John Mark Reynolds | June 24, 2010; 06:40 PM ET | Comments (4)
An aborted female baby is the victim of a false faith or of faithlessness to the truth. A feminism that rejects the rights of unborn woman is a false and wicked faith and discounts at least some women.
By John Mark Reynolds | May 20, 2010; 06:15 PM ET | Comments (11)
The death of the Protestant Establishment in the United States is nothing to mourn. They tried to beat ideas with power, but they failed as such people always do. In 2050 Evangelicals will be the "new" group that will appear on the Court.
By John Mark Reynolds | May 13, 2010; 06:00 PM ET | Comments (51)
We have constantly expanded the tent of America, but it may be time to consider if the tent has become so broad that the cloth is stretched too thin.
By John Mark Reynolds | May 7, 2010; 03:21 PM ET | Comments (2)
The sensible religious majority of this nation should do all it can to avoid offending their secular neighbor, but good manners must give way to good policy. Prayer is good policy.
By John Mark Reynolds | April 28, 2010; 07:59 PM ET | Comments (17)
Beck starts discussions about social justice that illuminate our common concern that institutions be just, but also that the means used to achieve institutional justice do not become unjust to individuals. Institutions and society must be just, but this call for justice cannot be used as an excuse to expand government at the expense of our liberty. That is the deep truth in the jests of Beck about social justice.
By John Mark Reynolds | April 14, 2010; 03:16 PM ET | Comments (13)
The Devil hates Easter for good reasons, but some Christians worry about it for bad reasons. Some worry that Easter is really a pagan holiday. It is not.
By John Mark Reynolds | April 1, 2010; 05:55 PM ET | Comments (15)
In Heaven, I will see God through Jesus, the God-man. He is not just an image of God, an icon, but Very God and looking at Him in His human nature will lead me to as much of God as men can see.
By John Mark Reynolds | March 26, 2010; 03:52 PM ET | Comments (4)
No human created in God's image should be denied basic health care. What is hard is the detail. Who should provide this health care? How much care is "basic" and how much is a luxury? Whose fundamental job is it to provide this basic health care?
By John Mark Reynolds | March 25, 2010; 08:23 PM ET | Comments (1)
It is the great mistake of the age to think that the believers are the ones invested with certainty. We are people of faith and living by faith is sure evidence that we don't claim to know, if by knowing one means being beyond doubt.
By John Mark Reynolds | March 18, 2010; 02:46 PM ET | Comments (7)
Freedom of religion includes the ability to argue for the truth and even necessity of your beliefs. If you are right, it is a moral necessity to tell your friends they are ruining their chances at true happiness. If you are wrong, then expressing your beliefs is a good way to test them.
By John Mark Reynolds | March 5, 2010; 03:42 PM ET | Comments (21)
The problem with American foreign policy is that it never considers that a particular religious belief might be true or that some beliefs might be false. We don't argue with religious folk, we attempt to placate them.
By John Mark Reynolds | February 26, 2010; 04:55 PM ET | Comments (12)
Americans too often worry more about what we call people than how we treat them. The term "retarded" has outlived any usefulness, having turned into an insult, but the more important problem is how we treat differences in mental acuity.
By John Mark Reynolds | February 19, 2010; 03:35 PM ET | Comments (14)
Nothing, not a plague of Biblical proportions or a President John Edwards, would harm the Republic more than allowing a handsome football quarterback and his mother to give a Super Bowl commercial celebrating life.
By John Mark Reynolds | February 3, 2010; 07:17 PM ET | Comments (44)
When it comes to religion, I fear that a good-hearted ignorance prevails in many newsrooms. Reporters don't know what they don't know and so repeat errors.
By John Mark Reynolds | January 14, 2010; 01:02 PM ET | Comments (231)
Roberts was a complex man who lived a long time and it would be unfortunate if he only receives hagiography or dismissal. Roberts did much that was good, but it came at a very high theological and intellectual price.
By John Mark Reynolds | December 16, 2009; 02:53 PM ET | Comments (14)
Despite the fact that use of Christian symbols has been a consistent practice of every administration since the founding of the United States, it is never too late to worry about this problem.
By John Mark Reynolds | December 11, 2009; 03:03 PM ET | Comments (10)
It is sad commentary on the state of Europe and America that a few minarets not built will generate more outrage than a dead priest. It is wrong to keep someone from building a place of worship, but it is worse to kill their religious leaders to silence them.
By John Mark Reynolds | December 1, 2009; 05:57 PM ET | Comments (14)
All Christians, including those of us who are not Catholic, must be thankful for the present stand of the bishops against this abuse. They favor health care for all, but they do not favor death for any.
By John Mark Reynolds | November 20, 2009; 04:54 PM ET | Comments (2)
Muslim citizens have been and are loyal members of this nation. They have served capably in the past and will do so in the future. Sadly, just as was the case with secularists during the Cold War, they will have to endure increased scrutiny since a substantial minority of their fellows has turned against American values.
By John Mark Reynolds | November 13, 2009; 03:12 PM ET | Comments (38)
Islamic people and nations contributed to the formation of the West, to the creation of modern science, and have produced works of enduring beauty and importance. The violent forms of Islam have produced nothing but misery and ugliness. It is time to end the confusion between the two and protect our nation, including its Muslims, from the wicked.
By John Mark Reynolds | November 6, 2009; 06:32 PM ET | Comments (19)
Sarah Palin was right to worry about "death panels," because good intentions often go bad when government is involved.
By John Mark Reynolds | November 6, 2009; 03:13 PM ET | Comments (4)
Some of the most ethical people I know are atheists and agnostics. One can certainly be moral without believing in God, but this is because men can surely breath without being aware of the existence of oxygen. God is the cause of moral goodness, but nobody has to recognize the cause in order to get the benefit.
By John Mark Reynolds | October 30, 2009; 03:03 PM ET | Comments (78)
God exists, but what God? I mean the God that is all-powerful, all knowing, the God who is the Creator of the cosmos. By definition if such a God exists, there is only one God, because only one being could logically be omnipotent.
By John Mark Reynolds | October 24, 2009; 11:17 PM ET | Comments (0)
Millions are now alive because of the United States nuclear weaponry and millions more are free. The United States has not borne the nuclear sword in vain.
By John Mark Reynolds | October 1, 2009; 01:24 PM ET | Comments (11)
Political talk has had an ugly side, but things are getting worse. Hateful talk is no longer underground, but practiced openly and shamelessly. Mainstream politicians are more willing to tolerate association with fringe rhetoric. So what should Christians do?
By John Mark Reynolds | September 18, 2009; 02:56 PM ET | Comments (8)
Church is not generally the right place to celebrate our civil rights, though we may thank God for them, but it might be the right place to urge citizens to exercise them to protect the innocent.
By John Mark Reynolds | September 10, 2009; 01:55 PM ET | Comments (43)
Given our long-term strategy of making education as ineffectual as possible, placing the Bible in schools may do to religious comprehension what we have done to mathematical literacy.
By John Mark Reynolds | September 3, 2009; 04:13 PM ET | Comments (9)
Every Christian longs to see medical care for all of God's children, but not at the cost of loss of liberty, crushing reasonable minority opinions, and giving too much power to the state.
By John Mark Reynolds | August 21, 2009; 12:11 PM ET | Comments (13)
It would be foolish to reject new social media tools to speak to those who are distant, but it would be equally foolish to abandon person-to-person ministry.
By John Mark Reynolds | August 13, 2009; 01:06 PM ET | Comments (4)
Religion without the stability provided by reason is toxic, but so is reason without the information that only God can provide.
By John Mark Reynolds | July 28, 2009; 04:48 PM ET | Comments (5)
The courts should exercise great caution in undermining a family's rights or disallowing any lifestyle.
By John Mark Reynolds | May 29, 2009; 01:42 PM ET | Comments (1)
The President spoke as if the controversy centered on his appearance at Notre Dame and speech when in reality it centered on his being honored despite his views.
By John Mark Reynolds | May 18, 2009; 12:04 PM ET | Comments (354)
Roman Catholic views of the priesthood may or may not be correct, but Western people lack the prudence and moderation to decide.
By John Mark Reynolds | May 14, 2009; 12:37 PM ET | Comments (14)
Torture is incompatible with a great nation and with the beliefs of the Christian majority of that nation. We must act as the Prince of Peace would act and not as Caesar did.
By John Mark Reynolds | May 11, 2009; 02:19 PM ET | Comments (23)
Christians like President Obama govern as Christians without forcing others to be Christians. We know a good bit about President Obama's values, for good and bad, by knowing the form of Christianity he embraces
By John Mark Reynolds | April 16, 2009; 12:12 PM ET | Comments (26)
An American cult is what happens when radical individualism meets religion and philosophy.
By John Mark Reynolds | April 1, 2009; 05:11 PM ET | Comments (63)
Satan's existence is suggested by human experience and the Bible and is confirmed by reading the Washington Post.
By John Mark Reynolds | March 26, 2009; 12:19 PM ET | Comments (47)
If American history is any guide to the American present, we are on the edge of a great revival of traditional Christianity.
By John Mark Reynolds | March 23, 2009; 02:20 PM ET | Comments (6)
President Obama, through presidential fiat, decided experimenting on potential human beings will expand. Without study and by proclamation, the President has created a monstrous policy that has no precedent in American history.
By John Mark Reynolds | March 17, 2009; 12:01 PM ET | Comments (2)
Without study and by proclamation, the President has created a monstrous policy that has no precedent in American history.
By John Mark Reynolds | March 10, 2009; 04:17 AM ET | Comments (3)
Forced charity is bad for us because in removing our liberty to choose between goods it makes us perpetual dependents. By cutting everyone a check or putting everyone in "one size fits all" programs it is radically inefficient and often harms the giver and the recipient.
By John Mark Reynolds | March 9, 2009; 07:13 AM ET | Comments (5)
We cannot create a powerful and beautiful institution without creating vulnerable spots that the wicked will exploit. Sadly, the very ideals of marriage have caused many to forget those necessary checks and balances to married love that exist in a healthy society.
By John Mark Reynolds | February 27, 2009; 05:53 AM ET | Comments (63)
Since the Bible is a collection of very old books, they are best understood when they are read in a community of active learners. It is good to read and study them alone, but with the caution that they were written to a people (Israel) or to a group (the Church) and not just to you.
By John Mark Reynolds | February 23, 2009; 06:55 AM ET | Comments (2)
If government must be in the business of charity, it would be wise to fund diverse approaches with competing moral assumptions.
By John Mark Reynolds | February 11, 2009; 07:40 PM ET | Comments (2)
By talking to the fool and offering to restore communion to him, the Pope appeared to make light of the wickedness and folly. The Vatican had to quickly acknowledge this danger and clarify that no bishop could be in full communion who wickedly denied the reality and horror of the Holocaust.
By John Mark Reynolds | February 6, 2009; 03:47 AM ET | Comments (2)
President Obama was right to reach out to the Islamic world at his inauguration. Given his background, Obama has a unique chance to promote what is good about the United States while distinguishing those virtues from our problems and failures.
By John Mark Reynolds | February 5, 2009; 12:24 AM ET | Comments (13)
Obama is a great speaker cursed with bad speeches that are the product of an inadequate view of God. The God of the Liberal Christian can produce a great episode of Barney, but the platitudes of the purple dinosaur are not enough to move nations to greatness.
By John Mark Reynolds | January 26, 2009; 06:51 AM ET | Comments (236)
Mr. Obama soon will be my president. As head of government, I will pray for him daily and honor him. When he acts as head of his party, I will act as the loyal opposition. Like all Americans, I am delighted that Mr. Obama is acknowledging the religious traditions and roots of our nation.
By John Mark Reynolds | January 19, 2009; 04:42 AM ET | Comments (7)
Rick Warren is a sensible man who represents the center of American Christianity. Christian ideas and culture are part of the genetic makeup of our nation and appealing to them is vital to tapping into the American story. President-elect Obama was smart to pick Warren, and Pastor Warren was right to accept.
By John Mark Reynolds | December 27, 2008; 05:47 PM ET | Comments (26)
Over the last half-century, the American Church has become an embarrassment to the global Church. They ceased to be Anglican in any meaningful sense, or in some cases even Christian, and the rest of the Anglican world finally decided to clean house. Certain people hijacked the American Anglican "family name," but had no real ideological connection to the historic faith.
By John Mark Reynolds | December 22, 2008; 12:37 AM ET | Comments (9)
President Elect Obama is smart enough to recognize that the problem with terrorists' beliefs is not that they are religious, but that they are false and wicked. Terrorists must be opposed intellectually and morally, but Obama must pick the right arguments.
By John Mark Reynolds | December 5, 2008; 06:27 AM ET | Comments (22)
God does not need a presidential proclamation of thanksgiving, but the nation does. Thanksgiving reminds us that our success is not all in our hands. Our leaders, even the ones who mean well, do not control all events. Best reason and best experience shows that cosmic history is complicated.
By John Mark Reynolds | November 23, 2008; 05:50 PM ET | Comments (34)
Opposing a call to compassion feels like kicking a puppy with a broken paw, but it isn't. A call to compassion is not actually compassion.
By John Mark Reynolds | November 14, 2008; 07:32 AM ET | Comments (29)
It is glorious that an African-American has been elected President of the United States. Slavery was the original sin of the Republic and racism remains the bitter experience of too many Americans. The election of Barack Obama will not end racism in the United States, but it is a positive, symbolic step forward.
By John Mark Reynolds | November 5, 2008; 08:29 AM ET | Comments (6)
Christians can disagree about this prudential call, but the Republic seems safer at this time with a divided government.
By John Mark Reynolds | October 31, 2008; 02:57 PM ET | Comments (17)
Christianity is good for both men and women, even when it does not empower us. Americans often carry the illusion that empowering a person is always a good thing, but a moment of reflection clears up that optimistic fantasy. Bad people should not be empowered and good people already are.
By John Mark Reynolds | October 27, 2008; 04:57 AM ET | Comments (6)
Many of us are taught to worry globally, and behave parochially, so we can avoid meaningful change locally. By worrying about the global economy, I can ignore my own wasteful use of personal resources. I rage against Wall Street, when in reality I should go cut up my credit cards.
By John Mark Reynolds | October 20, 2008; 01:29 AM ET | Comments (13)
It is not bigotry to reject a candidate because one is concerned about the political implications of their ideas, even their religious ideas, if those ideas are fairly examined.
By John Mark Reynolds | October 2, 2008; 01:47 PM ET | Comments (13)
Roe should be overturned because by judicial fiat it hallows killing the innocent as part of our Constitution. In a just society there can be no right to do evil. Not every evil should be illegal, but no evil action should be hallowed as a constitutional right.
By John Mark Reynolds | September 25, 2008; 11:32 AM ET | Comments (22)
Liberty requires good men and women, so friends of liberty would do well to pray for a genuine religious revival on Wall Street and in government.
By John Mark Reynolds | September 19, 2008; 11:39 AM ET | Comments (23)
Palin was expressing her convictions about the pipeline, that it was the right thing to do, and asking for prayerful support. In the context of the religious dialect of her church, it is a gross misunderstanding to think she meant more than that.
By John Mark Reynolds | September 11, 2008; 12:35 PM ET | Comments (37)
When traditional Christians vote for Palin, as I will, they are not being inconsistent. They are, in fact, being true to the best part of their heritage. This heritage helped liberate women without denying distinctions between the sexes.
By John Mark Reynolds | September 4, 2008; 06:02 AM ET | Comments (63)
Mitt Romney, the man I backed for president, was no more qualified by government experience to be president than Sarah Palin . . . if we only count their time in politics.
By John Mark Reynolds | September 2, 2008; 08:27 AM ET | Comments (101)
I don't know if John Edwards is sorry for his sins, but I do know that only a fool or a saint can afford to be unmerciful or delight in his fall.
By John Mark Reynolds | August 26, 2008; 08:30 AM ET | Comments (3)
The good news is that all of us can relax. Both Obama and McCain are mainstream American politicians.
By John Mark Reynolds | August 20, 2008; 06:54 AM ET | Comments (56)
John Mark Reynolds | Tax policy can be debated, but not the right to life. Evangelicals want a candidate to defend innocent human life at every phase.
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By John Mark Reynolds | August 14, 2008; 02:37 PM ET | Comments (349)
The rich, as Jesus pointed out, may trust their riches to bring happiness. Even if wealth has not done so yet, a certain kind of fool believes it will do so soon if only there was a bit more. My grandmother knew better.
By John Mark Reynolds | August 5, 2008; 10:21 AM ET | Comments (3)
Alexander Solzhenitsyn was a great man, but not a man of our age. Like Jeremiah, he spoke hard truths and uncomfortable words that made him sad. Solzhenitsyn, who died Sunday at age 89, always told the truth even when his...
By John Mark Reynolds | August 4, 2008; 10:11 AM ET | Comments (76)
Racism is a horrifying sin against the command to love our neighbor as self. God creates people in His image, so racism is also blasphemy. It is also stupid since it prevents us from benefiting from the great goods that God would bring through other people.
By John Mark Reynolds | August 2, 2008; 11:37 AM ET | Comments (8)
Too much “official religion” is dangerous, but the ACLU are ideological extremists in seeing danger in old and workable public accommodations to the overwhelmingly religious desires of Americans. They are theocrats in reverse.
By John Mark Reynolds | July 24, 2008; 11:48 AM ET | Comments (77)
What this study should do is produce the (traditional Christian) virtue of modesty about being "right" intellectually. Having the right idea is good, but not enough.
By John Mark Reynolds | July 8, 2008; 08:13 AM ET | Comments (21)
If atheism and Communism were the gods who failed Russia, the new gods are becoming the softer secularism of greed.
By John Mark Reynolds | July 2, 2008; 09:18 PM ET | Comments (3)
Whatever my views on human relationships as a book lover I am definitely polygamous. I was asked for one book, but I love too many books to list just one.
By John Mark Reynolds | June 30, 2008; 07:47 AM ET | Comments (3)
Studies show such stereotyping does negatively impact public perception of groups (such as Evangelicals and Hindus) who are subject to frequent, unbalanced social ridicule and stereotyping, so it is not as if there is "no harm done" in all the mockery.
By John Mark Reynolds | June 19, 2008; 03:07 PM ET | Comments (8)
There is more to understanding God’s creation and how we should relate to it than the nutrition label on the back of your “food product” can tell you.
By John Mark Reynolds | June 11, 2008; 02:30 PM ET | Comments (19)
It is difficult to understand how Senator Obama could attend a church for twenty years, defend it in one of the most eloquent speeches I have heard, and then suddenly have an epiphany about the nature of the place where he trusted his own and his children’s spiritual well being.
By John Mark Reynolds | June 8, 2008; 11:51 PM ET | Comments (22)
The greedy man exploits the system to satisfy his desire.
By John Mark Reynolds | May 29, 2008; 10:45 AM ET | Comments (9)
The chief problem with gay “marriage” is providing state sanction for vice. It is not so much libertarian as libertine. While most Americans see wisdom in allowing some vice to simply be legal, the law need not actively support it.
By John Mark Reynolds | May 27, 2008; 08:42 AM ET | Comments (23)
The revival of Evangelical faith inside the academy (witness the explosive growth of Evangelical colleges and universities) is breaking down old misunderstandings through exposure of both communities to each other.
By John Mark Reynolds | May 19, 2008; 01:09 PM ET | Comments (45)