Critical Issues for Lutheran Education

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Critical issues facing Lutheran schools in today’s political landscape: This two-part audio program focuses on the impact of religious liberty and civil rights disputes on Lutheran elementary and secondary schools. Topics included Title IX implications, Title VII employment discrimination issues and on accepting state and federal dollars and the implications.

Gallup: Moral Attitudes Remain Stable

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Gallup Moral Issues 2016 : With the exception of same-sex relations, public opinion on most of the usual moral issues has been fairly stable since 2001, when Gallup first began asking Americans annually about the moral acceptability of a range of social policy issues. See Gallup Moral Issues 2016.

String Theorist: Evidence for God

Noted physicist says string theory suggests we’re all living in God’s matrix: Theoretical physicist, futurist, and bestselling author Michio Kaku has developed a theory that points to the existence of God using string theory. “It is clear that we exist in a plan which is governed by rules that were created, shaped by a universal intelligence […]

Legally Secular Isn’t So Legal

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Generally Applicable Law & the Free Exercise of Religion: (one download allowed) Exempting secular but not religious activities that undermine alleged government interests deprives religious minorities of vicarious political protection and demonstrates a forbidden value judgment: the exempted secular activities are more valuable, more deserving of legal protection, than the unexempted exercise of religion. In the […]

A Legal Analysis of the Parable of the Talents

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The Parable of the Talents: (one download allowed) To the legal mind, the Parable thus raises some interesting questions: What was the relationship between the master and the servant? What were the servants’ duties? How do the likely answers to those questions map to modern relations, such as those of principal and agent? Curiously, however, there […]

Peter Thiel: Tech Christian Bankrupts Gawker

The Tech-Christian Apologoist Who Demolished Gawker:  This column offers a profile of Pay-Pal billionaire Peter Thiel that students can assess for point-of-view, gay activism, money and power, and personal agendas. “In coverage of the Hulk Hogan business, Thiel’s Christianity has mostly been a bemused sidenote. But Thiel’s statements about faith illustrate the way that techno-utopianism […]

Science Beyond the Higgs

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New Physics Beyond The Higgs? — When do scientists declare that something is “real”? that is, that something belongs to the collection of other particles we have found so far that make up all the material diversity we see?  The Large Haldron Collider compiles and analyzes data it generates, then interpret the whole thing takes not just […]

Churches’ Ministry Against Payday Loans

Full Faith and Credit: Christian Groups Unite Against Predatory Lending — A diverse coalition of Christians that unites conservative churches with liberal ones opposes predatory lending. One of these umbrella campaigns, Faith for Just Lending, includes, among others, groups of black Baptists and Latino evangelicals, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Salvation Army, […]

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