• The Pursuit of Happiness by Ken Myers

    When Thomas Jefferson selected the phrase “the pursuit of happiness” to describe one of the unalienable rights of man, he was appropriating an idea with a very long history. Since the time of Aristotle and before, happiness was understood as …Read More

  • Life and Liberty by W. Robert Godfrey

    Life” and “Liberty” are terms that have powerful and positive connotative value to us. We are “pro-life” and “pro-liberty.” Such emotionally-laden terms can be definitionally evasive, however, since they stir our passions as well as our reason. As we consider …Read More

  • Coping with a Rapidly Changing Culture by Iain Campbell

    In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus compares His people to a city on a mountain (Matt. 5:14). It is a striking image, the point of which is that such a city, on such a prominent elevation, cannot be hidden. …Read More

  • A Kingdom of Priests by Kelly Kapic

    In February, a terrible beheading of twenty-one Egyptian Christians took place. They were executed because they were identified as “the people of the cross.” We are reminded of the possibility of martyrdom and the reality that this side of glory …Read More

  • Responding to Persecution by John MacArthur

    The signers of the American Declaration of Independence were just a few generations removed from the first European settlers, many of whom came to the New World to escape religious persecution. A commitment to freedom of religion was therefore woven …Read More

  • That Others May Live by Kevin Struyk

    One of the most elite special operations forces in the United States Air Force is the pararescuemen, often referred to as PJs. These men are responsible for going into hostile territory anywhere in the world and rescuing wounded soldiers at …Read More

  • What the Future Holds by Owen Strachan

    Religion in America takes no direct part in the government of society, but it must be regarded as the first of their political institutions; for if it does not impart a taste for freedom, it facilitates the use of it.” …Read More

  • What Shame Does by James Coffield

    In a moment pregnant with sorrow and hope, dignity and depravity, and su”ering and glory, a grieving mother stood before the mourners who had gathered to honor a man’s life and spoke the words, “Shame killed my son, Luke. Shame …Read More

  • Cultural Engagement by Russell Moore

    Early in my ministry, I served as a youth pastor, and like every other evangelical youth minister, I received all the advertisements from youth ministry curriculum-hawkers telling me how I could be “relevant” to “today’s teenagers.” The advertisements promised me …Read More

  • Into the World by R.C. Sproul

    I’ve long been fascinated with those moments in Jesus’ life when the veil of His human flesh gave way to a vision of His refulgent glory as the Son of God. What must it have been like to be one …Read More