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Bursting Our Bloated Presidency

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After watching the recent Republican presidential nominee debates and the fine documentary on the Roosevelts, I was amazed at how much the media has changed in the past 70 years. But I was even more impressed with how much personality and charisma define the presidency.

Tolkien, Hobbits, and a Free Society

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“The Lord of the Rings” has captivated audiences for over fifty years.  It is not just a story about good overcoming evil, but one about the fragility of freedom. No victory on earth is permanent. Battles are fought and won, but there will be no ultimate victory over evil until the return of Christ. Freedom needs to be both guarded and cultivated. In “The Ho[...]

Power's Deep Magic

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Friedrich Nietzsche once told us that all people secretly wish to maximize their individual power, which comes recurringly into conflict with the individual power-desires of everyone else.

Are Dead Men Ruling America?

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America faces an ever-rising tide of red ink. We prioritize consumption over investment—the past over the future—and lock these commitments in with automatic spending increases that consume an ever-greater share of our federal budget.

Why Power Is a Gift

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Power is a gift from God for the sake of human flourishing. This is the compelling—and controversial—theme that runs through Andy Crouch’s work “Playing God: Redeeming the Gift of Power.”