The following is an excerpt covering the writing of John Locke from my forthcoming book, The Light & the Rod. It uses writings of Machiavelli, Hobbes, Spinoza, Locke, and Rousseau to demonstrate the outcome of trying to reconcile Judeo-Christian ideas with pagan ones, particularly allowing government to put its hands on education. But this too is nothing new. We can trace this idea back to the period just before the Renaissance and Enlightenment. Pagan philosophy was only preparatory for Christian ideas; it is not consistent with them. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. Read More
Last year I wrote about the natural rights we possess, where they came from, and why we have them. But over the last several weeks, as I lay in a hospital, I had lots of time to think—and of course watch movies. There wasn’t much else I could do. What I noticed made me realize I’d missed an important point about our natural rights. This article addresses that omission. Read More
Well, we had two more mass shootings this past week. Both done by people who held very different beliefs. But their cause is the same. I believe there is a solution that solves both cases, if we are courageous enough a people to accept it and act accordingly. Read More
We hear today compromise is needed to get things done. But what exactly does this mean Surely compromise requires common ground This article explores some items likely to appear in the Left’s platform for this and next year’s elections, and why those items contradict our natural rights and biblical governing principles. While aimed at Christians, the arguments should matter to anyone who wants to truly remain free. Read More
Editor’s Note: Get your tickets NOW for the special event "Rescuing Our Children" from the Public Education System, on Thursday, May 30, 2019, here in Richmond at Grove Avenue Baptist Church and see the multiple locations, dates and times in Virginia are listed on the Foundation go to the American Christian Education website.
America’s public education faces many problems. But how did we get here, and more importantly, how can we fix it To understand how to fix anything, we must first understand the core problem. The core problem begins with today’s view of rights. Read More
The April third Virginia March for Life was a fantastic event. An estimated 6,500+ Virginians came from all over the state, representing all ages and races. They recognized the right to life’s importance, and duly concerned with events from this last legislative session. People shared their testimonies about why we should care, why recognizing life matters. This is all very good. Read More
Below is an unpublished letter to the editor submitted to Richmond's Times-Dispatch on March 8. It is a response to communications received from both Virginia Senator's to support the Born Alive Surviviors Protection Act. Neither Senator Kaine nor Warner supported the measure. Read More
What possible connection could there be between today’s society and a Star Trek episode Amok was a period during the Vulcan mating process where all their logic was cast aside. Raw emotion ruled their actions to such an extent they were willing to do anything to achieve their goal—because the end had to be achieved whatever the cost. Is our society any different today Read More
Reminder that the presentation "Ideas, Power, and Consequences" will be held at the Virginia Christian Alliance office at 2:00 p.m. on March 2. Register for the event here.
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