By Mark Rodgers It wasn’t just Christmas music that pumped spiritual sentiments through your speakers in December. Four of the biggest songs on the airways were drenched with religious language, but reflecting and possibly furthering the growing sacred/secular split in our country.
By Mark Rodgers via Pittsburgh Post Gazette For 16 years I served as former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum’s top staff person in Washington, overseeing his personal office, leadership office and his election campaigns. Despite the monolithic view some have of him, Mr. Santorum was very much like William Wilberforce, the 18th-century member of the British […]
By Ben Kafferlin and Brandon Zaffini Today’s entrepreneur would benefit from an occasional history lesson. She would do well to heed the advice of ancient philosophers like Aristotle and Plato. Really.
The John Templeton Foundation, in partnership with the newly released film Unbroken and NBC Universal has released a 6-minute film that explores Louis Zamporini’s story further and amplifiesUnbroken‘s themes of faith, resilience, and the power of forgiveness. The film was directed by Oscar-winning director, Ross Kauffman and resides on a website the foundation created on the Power […]
Every December, Barna Group compiles its top findings and trends from research conducted in the past year. From legalizing marijuana to increasing secularization trends to America’s complicated relationship with sports—2014 was an interesting year.
Hope. It’s something we all need and something we all celebrate. This March, a powerful new hope-filled documentary comes to movie screens nationwide for a limited three-night engagement. The Drop Box is a hope-filled story celebrating the reality that every human life is sacred and worthy of love. Be sure to tell your friends, family, and […]
By Mark Rodgers Can questions be as important as answers in our pursuit of truth?
Sainsbury’s, the British online grocer released a poignant Christmas advertisement this year in partnership with The Royal British Legion. The ad tells of the unofficial “truce” that took place between troops on Christmas Eve 1914 during WWI. Joe Laconte, Associate Professor of History at King’s College, reflects on the history and meaning of this event in […]
Our friends, Sleeping At Last, have recorded a Christmas album that is available for free on NoiseTrade. As an added gesture of goodwill, they are donating all the “tips” they receive through NoiseTrade to St. Jude’s Children’s hospital. If you download the album let Molly here at The Clapham Group know and we will donate […]
By Joe Laconte In the throes of one of the most destructive and dehumanizing wars in world history, something extraordinary occurred, never to be repeated. It happened on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 1914.