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It’s Time for a Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, Again

This commentary was originally published as an op/ed column in the July 15, 2004 issue of the Biloxi (Miss.) Sun-Herald newspaper. As a native Mississippian, I am heartened to see a home-state political party officially on the record as committed to the sanctity of all human life and the defense of marriage as the union of one man and one woman for life. I am thrilled to see the Party

Does Father God Have Too Much Testosterone? Open Theism, Evangelical Feminism, and the Doctrine of God

It is a woman’s prerogative to change her mind. While that old saying is (rightly) considered a male chauvinist chestnut today, some sectors in evangelical theology wish to apply something like it to the contemporary debates over the power and foreknowledge of God. The growing alliance between open theists and evangelical feminists is pressing with increasing volume a new argument against classical theism: It is just “too male.” The latest

What Hath Jerusalem to Do with Hank Williams? Country Music and Evangelical Theology

Whenthe typical American thinks of Nashville, he is more likely to think of theGrand Ole Opry than the LifeWay Christian Resources headquarters. And yet, sociologically speaking, the multi-billion dollar country music industry shares some common roots with the various streams of southern religion. Thus, the worldview assumptions behind southern folk music and southern folk religion are sometimes bewildering, even to those familiar with both. How can artists like Willie Nelson

Dude, Where’s My Ballot Initiative?

A ballot initiative to legalize marijuana in Nevada was derailed this week when the pro-marijuana organizers “forgot” to file the 6,000 petition signatures. I don’t think there’s much else to say about that. Read Story (Fox News)

Senator Edwards and the Unborn

There was a time when newly minted Democratic vice presidential nominee John Edwards felt some compassion for an unborn baby.  As National Review’s Kate O’Beirne reports (view article), trial lawyer John Edwards stood in front of a jury in 1985 and “channeled” the thoughts of an unborn baby girl as he sued an obstetrician who failed to pay attention to the warning signs of a fetal heart monitor. According to

Don't Tell Mr. Roper

The current cultural rush toward gay marriage just might lead to polygamy. Can you say that? Well, it depends on who you are.  If you are a traditionalist Roman Catholic political leader, you’d better not, or you will be labeled a bigot stirring up fear with a “slippery slope” argument. Just ask U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania. On the other hand, if you’re a leftist activist with two female