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Charles De Gaulle: A Life Of Consequence, Jack Van Der Slik Jun 2019

Charles De Gaulle: A Life Of Consequence, Jack Van Der Slik

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Why Vote, Jeff Taylor Nov 2018

Why Vote, Jeff Taylor

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"Voting makes a statement—whether I am on the winning side or losing side—about truth and justice, even though it is only a small statement."

Posting about exercising the right and privilege to vote from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/why-vote-2/


Citizenship, Identity, And Populism, Jeff Taylor Jul 2017

Citizenship, Identity, And Populism, Jeff Taylor

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"We can recognize that no party or ideology has a monopoly on truth, and that even our political opponents are right about some things."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­our fallen earthly kingdom from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

http://inallthings.org/citizenship-identity-and-populism/


Sphere Sovereignty And The Electoral College, Donald Roth Feb 2017

Sphere Sovereignty And The Electoral College, Donald Roth

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"Rather than just winning a majority of the popular vote of an undifferentiated populace, the President is actually elected by representatives of the States."

Posting about authority in government from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

http://inallthings.org/sphere-sovereignty-and-the-electoral-college/


Can We Be Pragmatic And Prophetic In The Age Of Trump?, Donald Roth Jan 2017

Can We Be Pragmatic And Prophetic In The Age Of Trump?, Donald Roth

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"I would urge Christians in America to maintain a pragmatic optimism while taking great care to preserve a prophetic presence in the social order."

Posting about moving forward after the recent presidential election from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

http://inallthings.org/can-we-be-pragmatic-and-prophetic-in-the-age-of-trump/


Why I'M Not Voting (For President), Donald Roth Nov 2016

Why I'M Not Voting (For President), Donald Roth

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"Choosing not to vote is not (necessarily) failing to engage the political system, and, while I hope I don’t feel compelled to do it again in the future, I am confident in my decision not to vote for a candidate for president this coming election."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­reasons for not voting in this year's presidential election from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

http://inallthings.org/why-im-not-voting-for-president/


Historical And Ideological Context Of Donald Trump, Jeff Taylor Oct 2016

Historical And Ideological Context Of Donald Trump, Jeff Taylor

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How do we explain the Donald Trump phenomenon? When he announced his candidacy for president, no one believed that he had a realistic chance to enter the White House. He was viewed as a joke candidate running an ego-driven campaign to promote his brand and his reality television show. He stunned everyone by defeating 16 opponents for the Republican presidential nomination—most of whom were respected professional politicians. He did this despite increasing opposition and hysteria from the GOP establishment, DC-based conservative pundits, neoconservatives, the Bush family, Fox News, the mainstream media, Wall Street, and the Democratic Party. He became ...


What Does Social Democrat Mean?, David Schelhaas Jul 2016

What Does Social Democrat Mean?, David Schelhaas

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"Social democrats see the state as playing a major role in creating a good and just society, often using taxes to pay for the public services and other social changes they desire."

Posting about the merits of a social democracy from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

http://inallthings.org/what-does-social-democrat-mean/


Courage In Politics: The Challenge For Christian Politicians, Egbert Schuurman Jun 2016

Courage In Politics: The Challenge For Christian Politicians, Egbert Schuurman

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Editor’s Note: This article was presented by Dr. Egbert Schuurman as the annual Groen van Prinsterer Lecture for 2011, sponsored by the ChristenUnie or Christian Union, a political party in the Netherlands. The lecture series is named after Guillaume Groen van Prinsterer (1801–1876), the father of modern Dutch Christian politics. Egbert Schuurman, P.Eng., Ph.D., was senator for the Christian Union in the Dutch parliament from 1983 through 2011.

This text was translated by Herbert Donald Morton and edited by Harry Van Dyke.


Aspiring To An Odd Job: The American Vice Presidency, Jack Van Der Slik Jun 2016

Aspiring To An Odd Job: The American Vice Presidency, Jack Van Der Slik

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Only Christians Need Apply?, Jeff Taylor Apr 2016

Only Christians Need Apply?, Jeff Taylor

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"Should Christians only vote for Christians? Is it ever appropriate, or even beneficial, for us to vote for a candidate who is not a Christian?"

Posting about what to value in a political candidate from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

http://inallthings.org/only-christians-need-apply/


Equality: A False Standard, Norman De Jong Mar 2016

Equality: A False Standard, Norman De Jong

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Reflections From A First Time Voter, Carlye Tazelaar Feb 2016

Reflections From A First Time Voter, Carlye Tazelaar

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"In a campaign fueled by hate, let’s slam on the brakes with love."

Posting about treating political candidates with grace from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

http://inallthings.org/reflections-from-a-first-time-voter/


Engaging In Politics: Christian Leadership In Every Capacity, Steve Kelly Jan 2016

Engaging In Politics: Christian Leadership In Every Capacity, Steve Kelly

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"Just as we apply our Christian principles to our families, academics, athletics, and churches, God also calls us to do the same in government."

Posting about how to get involved in the political process ­­­­­­­­from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

http://inallthings.org/engaging-in-politics-christian-leadership-in-every-capacity/


Religious Freedom And Presidential Politics, Chelsea Maxwell Jan 2016

Religious Freedom And Presidential Politics, Chelsea Maxwell

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"Considering religious freedom within the context of politics is important because of its implications on individuals, organizations, and society overall."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­engaging in the political process from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

http://inallthings.org/religious-freedom-and-presidential-politics/


Wasting My Vote: Why I Am An "Independent", Jason Lief Oct 2015

Wasting My Vote: Why I Am An "Independent", Jason Lief

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"What gives shape to my political views are issues of justice: caring for the poor, the widow, and the orphan."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­issues that influence our voting from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

http://inallthings.org/wasting-my-vote-why-i-am-an-independent/


Upholding The Inartful Drafting Of Obamacare, Donald Roth Jun 2015

Upholding The Inartful Drafting Of Obamacare, Donald Roth

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Posting about ­­­­­­­­a recent challenge to the national Affordable Care Act (ACA) from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

http://inallthings.org/upholding-the-inartful-drafting-of-obamacare/


Free Religion Is Not Free Discrimination, Donald Roth Mar 2015

Free Religion Is Not Free Discrimination, Donald Roth

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"When Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed Indiana’s version of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) into law on March 26, it kicked up a firestorm of controversy and is already seeing a wave of backlash... and a variety of other public criticisms sounding the same general concern that this bill is creating a 'license to discriminate' or that it is blatantly 'anti-gay'. But is the rhetoric regarding the Indiana law and the Arkansas bill justified?”

Posting about legislative action and gay rights from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection ...


Imagine A World Where Faith Was More Than Political Eye Candy, Scott Culpepper Mar 2015

Imagine A World Where Faith Was More Than Political Eye Candy, Scott Culpepper

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"What is troubling about Cruz’s appeal and the legacy of conservative evangelical political engagement he seeks to revive is the assumption that a particular set of political values are “Christian” values, that a particular political agenda rather than fidelity to Christian doctrine and ethical principles becomes the test of orthodoxy. For instance, how does a Christian who disagrees with the Senator about immigration issues fit into his definition of how born again Christians vote? Is there room under Cruz’s revival tent for a Christian who sees adoption ministry or sex education as a more effective means of aiding ...


Is The Letter To Iran Treason?, Jeff Taylor Mar 2015

Is The Letter To Iran Treason?, Jeff Taylor

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"Most Republican members of the U.S. Senate have signed a public letter to the Iranian government warning that any agreement with President Obama that is not approved by the Senate is likely to be transitory and counterproductive for all concerned. Under the pretense of helpfully schooling the Iranians on the American constitutional system, the letter is really designed to embarrass President Obama and hinder negotiations between the U.S. and Iran over possible nuclear weapon proliferation. The letter has attracted a lot of attention. Is it unprecedented? Is it treasonous?"

Posting about U.S. foreign policy and integrity in ...


As God Gives Me To See The Right: Gerald Ford, Religion, And Healing After Vietnam And Watergate, David Veenstra Mar 2015

As God Gives Me To See The Right: Gerald Ford, Religion, And Healing After Vietnam And Watergate, David Veenstra

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Why Vote?, Jeff Taylor Oct 2014

Why Vote?, Jeff Taylor

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"Does politics have anything to do with faith? Why should a Christian vote? How voting put in the proper perspective, and done with good intent, can be a God-glorifying, community-serving activity."

Posting about voting from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

http://inallthings.org/why-vote/


Hungering For A New Politics: Gerald Vandezande’S Reformational Gifts To Politics, John Hiemstra Mar 2013

Hungering For A New Politics: Gerald Vandezande’S Reformational Gifts To Politics, John Hiemstra

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This article is based on John Hiemstra’s presentation to the Conference: “Hungering for a New Politics: The Life’s Work of Gerald Vandezande,” February 18, 2012, held at Wycliffe College, University of Toronto, Canada.


Semper Reformanda In All Of Life, James W. Skillen Sep 2010

Semper Reformanda In All Of Life, James W. Skillen

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Dr. Skillen presented this paper at the Calvinism in the 21st Century Conference at Dordt College, April 10, 2010.


Interest Groups And Morality In The Public Square, Jack Van Der Slik Sep 2008

Interest Groups And Morality In The Public Square, Jack Van Der Slik

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Imperialism And Hegemony: Some Historical Reflections, Keith C. Sewell Mar 2008

Imperialism And Hegemony: Some Historical Reflections, Keith C. Sewell

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Evangelicals, Education, And Exile, Harold Dean Trulear Mar 2007

Evangelicals, Education, And Exile, Harold Dean Trulear

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Dr. Trulear delivered this paper at the Dordt College Convocation, January 13, 2005.


Defining "Public Justice" In A Pluralistic Society: Probing A Key Neo-Calvinist Insight, Jonathan Chaplin Mar 2004

Defining "Public Justice" In A Pluralistic Society: Probing A Key Neo-Calvinist Insight, Jonathan Chaplin

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Scientific Blind Spots: Did Philosophy Of Science And Religious Belief Cause Canada's Debt?, John Hiemstra Mar 2004

Scientific Blind Spots: Did Philosophy Of Science And Religious Belief Cause Canada's Debt?, John Hiemstra

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Acknowledgments: "I am grateful to The King’s University College and to Citizens for Public Justice for helping fund this unorthodox economic research project. Thanks also to Elsabe Kloppers for her careful and always cheerful assistance with the research."


Silencing The Silencers: Reclaiming A Public Voice For Christian Faith, Jonathan Chaplin Sep 2000

Silencing The Silencers: Reclaiming A Public Voice For Christian Faith, Jonathan Chaplin

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