The debate over the Syrian refugee crisis illustrates why President Obama has been as polarizing as any president in the history of modern polling.
Perceptions matter, and it has become clearly undeniable that in many places — Moscow, Damascus, Tehran, Jerusalem, Beijing — the president of the United States is perceived as weak, and that people in these places have behaved accordingly.
Vatican II was intended as a call to unity and evangelism, but its legacy has been an escalation of intra-Catholic wars. It is time to embrace John XXIII’s original vision.
I think we need to not be strangers to each other and to each other’s experiences and the more that we can become less estranged, the more there’s a possibility of change. It’s hard to hate somebody who you eat with regularly…
“Ask yourself did all of my work go for the benefit of people with less power than me? If the answer is no you’re screwing up.” – Arthur Brooks
Freedom must be earned in every generation. Absent a commitment to living freedom nobly and thus earning it, freedom decomposes into license at home (and becomes its own undoing), or freedom is conquered from outside by enslaving enemies, or both.
“It’s the first talk I’ve been to that I wish my kids could be here to hear it,” shared David Rennie from The Economist after listening to Dr. Raboteau’s presentation on “Forgiveness and the African American Church Experience.”
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