Author: Alex Christy

What is the Point of the Evangelical Movement?

The Evangelical movement, often considered one of the three legs of conservatism, seems to be in a state of disarray.  At the center of that disarray has been the Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore.  The Washington Post released a story in which four women accused Moore of sexual misconduct.  The youngest remembered: “That Moore kissed her, that he took off her pants and shirt, and that he touched her through her bra and underpants. She says that he guided her hand to his underwear and that she yanked her hand back.” On Monday, another woman came forward to accuse Moore of...

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A Lesson in Rushing to Judgement

Some of us on social media try to follow a simple rule in the wake of events like Sunday’s church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas. You should wait at least 24 hours before commenting on any policy ramifications from such an act of evil. In the aftermath of an attack in a town of less than 1,000 people that left 26 dead, half of which were children, many broke that rule. Many people–frequently on the left–had to get in their hot takes. First, it was the NRA’s fault, or it was Republicans who were to blame. (Never mind the fact that...

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100 Years of Horrors

This Tuesday marked the 500th anniversary of one of the most important events in the history of Western civilization.  Next Tuesday, however, will mark an event that ranks among the most disastrous in world history.  On November 7, 1917, the Russian Provisional Government fell, enabling Vladimir Lenin and letting the Bolsheviks take power in Russia. Viewing History Through Rose-Colored Glasses One hundred years later, the Soviet Union is gone. However, communism still persists. Unfortunately, so do the puff pieces written on tyrannies that emerge wherever communism spread.  The New York Times alone has published pieces praising Vladimir Lenin as a conservationist, East Germany as a...

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The Ninety-Five Theses: Luther’s Legacy of 1517

There are few historical events that can be described as turning points for Western Civilization.  Next Tuesday will mark the 500th anniversary of one of those events. On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed what would be called his Ninety-five Theses to the door of the All Saints’ Church in Wittenburg. A Turning Point Luther’s Ninety-five Theses marked a turning point in Western Christendom. Luther argued that the Catholic Church had been corrupted, and was being untrue to scripture. Those arguments immediately created deep divisions in the Catholic Church, which resulted in many religiously-motivated European wars. Luther railed against the selling of indulgences...

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To Kill A Mockingbird Shelved

Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, isn’t just classic literature. It’s one of the few remaining things that has the ability to unite Republicans and Democrats. But now, one Mississippi schoool district has pulled the book from its eighth-grade curriculum. Losing A Classic Text To Kill A Mockingbird teaches us that doing what is right is not always the same thing as doing what is popular. The story is narrated by “Scout” Finch, and tells the tale of Tom Robinson. Tom is a black man falsely accused of rape in 1930s Alabama, and Scout’s father Atticus is a local lawyer. Atticus faithfully performs his duty as...

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