Archive: Jonathan Merritt
Americans are fed up with such rhetoric. Even before this tragedy, a Public Agenda Research poll showed that nearly 80 percent of Americans said that lack of civility is a "serious national problem." More than six in 10 agreed that social behaviors were ruder than in the past. These trends are stunting an already violent society, and, continue to coddle a culture that produces road rage, sports fan rage, cell phone rage, and yes, even raging maniacs like alleged Arizona gunman Jared Loughner.
By Jonathan Merritt | January 13, 2011; 12:38 PM ET | Comments (1)
Perhaps the the planners behind the Ark Encounter exhibit realized that their scientific skepticism doesn't necessitate environmental skepticism or perhaps they're reconsidering all the creation care passages in scripture. Either way, it is a welcome shift of biblical proportions.
By Jonathan Merritt | January 6, 2011; 08:24 AM ET | Comments (18)
Accepting that America is exceptional due to God's unmerited favor breeds the virtues of gratitude and humility. A belief that America is the recipient of divine favoritism, on the other hand, breeds arrogance and triumphalism.
By Jonathan Merritt | November 30, 2010; 08:58 PM ET | Comments (15)
Whatever the president decides to do about his visit to Amristar, let's get back to work on things that matter.
By Jonathan Merritt | November 8, 2010; 04:15 PM ET | Comments (0)