A Conflict of Interests

[Jerusalem’s] heads give judgment for a bribe; its priests teach for a price; its prophets practice divination for money; yet they lean on the LORD and say, “Is not the LORD in the midst of us? No disaster shall come upon us.” Micah 3:11 (ESV) What people say with their lips can all too easily mask …

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Grace Frames the Law

An online survey about this art piece included 2,200 participants. They were asked to vote on what they saw. The results were interesting. Sixty-eight percent only saw a trophy with a total of 1,492 votes. The next group saw two faces with 635 votes reported. The last group neither saw a trophy nor two faces, …

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Revival in Northampton—Jonathan Edwards (1703 – 1758)

As pastor of the church at Northampton, Massachusetts, Jonathan Edwards was instrumental in bringing the Great Awakening to his nation. The town was beset by loose living and factional bitterness. Instead of turning away from these problems, Edwards addressed them directly. He preached personal holiness and doctrinal soundness. This first irritated the parties involved, but God blessed his incisive …

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The “Ministry” of Judas

1 Six days before the Passover, Jesus therefore came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. 2 So they gave a dinner for him there. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those reclining with him at the table. 3 Mary therefore took a pound of expensive ointment made from pure nard, and anointed the …

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Legal Criticism & Unsettled Precedent: Judicial & Scholarly Criticism of Roe v. Wade (Part 3)

Over its history, the Supreme Court has repeatedly looked to judicial dissent from its decisions and insightful criticism from the legal profession and scholars in considering the respect due precedent. Is a prior decision settled? If not, what factors have kept it unsettled? If settled, is there a compelling reason to reconsider it? Roe’s abortion …

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