The Magic of Words

The Magic of Words: this article on the nature of language and some recent research on words as abstractions or as labels of particulars can serve as a quick introduction to discussion on the astonishing capacity of language–a closed, finite system of words (though, of course, it is more than that–to arrive at meaning, communicate […]

Insurer: Non-SSM Churches Remain Covered

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Southern Mutual says churches that fear suits over refusing to host a same-sex wedding can get coverage under a special policy rider.  Following the Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges that legalized same-sex marriage across the country, church leaders are worried about the possibility of being sued if they refuse to host a gay […]

Religious freedom key to global security, experts tell Georgetown symposium

According to a recent Pew Research Center report, an estimated 77 percent of the world’s population lives in countries where religious freedom is “highly” or “very highly” restricted.  Speaking at the Religious Freedom Project at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs, Katrina Lantos Swett, head of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, “would make […]

Nevada Allows, Colorado Denies Christian School Vouchers

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Nevada Allows, Colorado Denies Christian School Vouchers  —  A new law in Nevada allows parents to use 90 percent of what the state designates for their child’s education, about $5,000, in whatever way they choose.  The Colorado Supreme Court has ruled that vouchers are unconstitutional because taxpayer funds were being used to pay tuition at […]

Catholic School Removes Religion Director in SSM

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Catholic School Removes Religion Director in SSM  —  This series of events at a Catholic elementary school may serve as a case study of ways to proceed and not proceed for Christian schools dealing with culture shift.  Elements of the case include the school’s identity, state funding, and balancing forbearance and doctrine.  For an analysis […]

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