By Mark Rodgers I have been watching with great interest the trajectory of two very different films that are deeply rooted in Christian language and (sub)culture.
The Humane Society of the United States has announced a new video series entitles, “Living Legacy: Faith Voices on Animal Protection” that will coincide with the celebration of the season of St. Francis. In this series, three modern-day faith leaders discuss three historical figures whose contributions to animal welfare stemmed directly from their religious convictions.
By: Wayne Pacelle I had a chance to interview one of the nation’s leading evangelical Christians, Dr. Ed Stetzer, and his daughter Jaclyn, a powerful duo advocating for animal welfare. The discussion is part of our larger Faith Outreach program at The HSUS, which seeks to engage religious leaders and scholars and to remind people of faith that […]
By: By Brandon Zaffini & Benjamin Kafferlin With his latest policy proposal, Representative Paul Ryan managed to reach across the aisle and strike a bipartisan chord on an issue that continues to divide. That feat alone is noteworthy and deserving of commendation. And though his plan is, at times, overly broad and generalizing, it will surely […]
By Mark Rodgers “Reason is the natural organ of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning. Imagination, producing new metaphors or revivifying old, is not the cause of truth, but its condition.” C. S. Lewis Several years ago (2005 in fact) I read a short story by author and romanticist EM Forster entitled The Machine Stops, a […]
Intro by Mark Rodgers Article by David Coleman, CEO, College Board I have had the privilege of working with David Coleman for almost a year, and have been deeply impressed with his commitment to listening and learning. As a result of a such a session at Wheaton last year, David wrote the following important essay for […]
By Knox Thames Religious freedom is under attack internationally. Recent studies indicate 75 percent of the global population lives in countries restricting the free and peaceful practice of religion. In this context, Christians of all denominations suffer from repression and violent persecution. But they are not alone – persons of different faiths and no faith […]
By Molly Connolly We join our friends at The Trinity Forum this month to celebrate the life of a man who is central to the mission of the work we do. William Wilberforce (August 24 24, 1759 – July 29, 1833) was a British politician, philanthropist and abolitionist who had an extraordinary impact on many […]
By Gary Schmidt for Examiner.com The Giver, the Newbery Award-winning novel by Lois Lowry, is absolutely one of the most important books in the field of children’s literature of the last fifty years. The original dystopic novel for young people (it turned twenty this year) The Giver raises still-timely, still-powerful questions that people of faith, young and old alike, […]
By Dr. Steve Garber Rest in peace, my friend. A good woman has come and gone, and the world is a poorer place. Last night, Karen Goodwin died, and those who know her, grieve. Not all of us leave our fingerprints on history in the way that she did-that could not be with our different […]