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The Fourth Branch and the Bible: An Odd Couple Part Two: Is Bureaucracy Evil?

July 15, 2014 by


A few days ago I wrote a blog on bureaucracy and promised to follow it up by addressing the question of the compatibility of this form of organization with Scripture. As Abraham Kuyper once said, there is not one part of the universe that God cannot call His (my paraphrase) and that includes our thinking […]

Quote for the Day–Hayek on Socialism, and how it applies to Hobby Lobby

July 2, 2014 by


In light of all the recent hoopla of Executive overreach, its important to know the broader agenda of the socialist mindset–it is much more than simply “economics.”  As Hayek says in The Fatal Conceit (p. 67) So, priding itself on having built its world as if it had designed it, and blaming itself for not […]

Curious Minds Really Want to Know

June 27, 2014 by


My Berean colleague Mark Smith wrote a very nice blog on the two cases decided by the United States Supreme Court yesterday.  I commend it to you. But we were really hoping, I think, to hear from  the Court on the Hobby Lobby case.  You remember it. The Affordable Care Act (now in effect four years) […]

Warning: Arcane Book Review of Work on the Nineteenth Century Economic Thought of Evangelicals

June 3, 2014 by


I just finished a very interesting, but somewhat difficult, book on the economic thought of Evangelicals in Great Britain between around 1790 and 1880.  Sounds really boring?  Well, it was a little bit of slogging at times, but it was worth it.  The author is Boyd Hilton, the title is The Age of Atonement:  The […]

Faith may be in action, but is the mind of Christ? Social gospel left demands higher taxes in Illinois

April 29, 2014 by


Pity the poor people of Illinois.  They have perhaps the worst government policies in the nation, and have less than 43 cents on the dollar funded of their pension liabilities for the large public sector.  The state settled with the SEC in March after it was charged with securities violations in fraudulent reporting of its […]

Palin Enters Pelosi Territory

April 28, 2014 by


Truth is sometimes uncomfortable, especially for those of us who want to cheer, sometimes uncritically, for one “side” versus the other. Fandom and devotion can be truth’s enemies, even in the political realm. Our preferred labels often override anything resembling objectivity. At its worst, this practice degenerates into a justification of “us” as we find […]

The Changing of the Gods: Religion and Modern Liberals

April 20, 2014 by


It isn’t widely reported, though religious liberties organizations are well aware, but religious liberties are under attack from a significant portion of the modern liberal political class.  More than that however, religion in general, specifically the Christian religion is being mocked by that same element.  Snickers could almost be audible when some public figure or […]