All Articles by Laurence Vance

Politics

The Year of the Bible in Pennsylvania

Earlier this year, the Pennsylvania House passed a resolution by a vote of 193-0 declaring 2012 the Year of the …

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Politics

Time for a Drink

While eating in a restaurant in the Atlanta airport recently, I noticed that the restaurant’s bar was closed and — …

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Politics

Some Caliphate

At its height under Suleiman the Magnificent, the Ottoman Empire (1299–1923) – the closest thing to a global, Islamic caliphate …

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Christian Worldview

Should Christians Support the War on Drugs?

Televangelist and founder of the Christian Coalition Pat Robertson, with whom I have major theological, philosophical, and political differences, recently …

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Culture

The Problem with Public Education

In the wake of the shootings in Phoenix, Arizona, earlier this year, a bill was proposed in the Arizona legislature …

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War and Peace

Ron Paul is Right About United States Overseas Military Bases

“We don’t need to pay all this money to keep troops all over the country, 130 countries, 900 bases. But …

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History

The Real Reason Guantanamo Should Be Closed

It has been ten years now since the first “terrorists” arrived at the U.S. military prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. …

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War and Peace

Suppose We Followed the Golden Rule

“My point is, if another country does to us what we do to others, we’re not going to like it …

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History

Korea Shows All That Is Wrong With U.S. Foreign Policy

The tension on the Korean peninsula escalated late last year when South Korea began live-firing drills off its coastline. That …

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Politics

Is Ron Paul an Isolationist?

The word isolationist is a pejorative term used to ridicule advocates of U.S. nonintervention in foreign affairs, intimidate their supporters, …

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Idols of the Heart: Baptizing the War Prayer
Theology

Idols of the Heart: Baptizing the War Prayer

Since the bombs began to fall on Baghdad in March of 2003, churches, Christian leaders, religious organizations, and individual Christians …

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Economics

Statist Baggage on the Airlines

First it was the TSA; now it’s the airlines. In addition to getting their bodies squeezed by the TSA, airline …

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Theology

Theological Schizophrenia

It is bad enough that Republican warmongers like Mitt Romney, John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and Allan West are whining about …

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Politics

How to Reduce Military Suicides

Since the invasion of Iraq in 2003, I have been quite vocal in my opposition to most of what is …

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Book Reviews

“Republican Politics According to the Bible” Book Review

Review of Wayne Grudem, Politics – According to the Bible: A Comprehensive Resource for Understanding Modern Political Issues in Light …

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Christian Worldview

Should Christians cite the Pledge of Allegiance?

“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, …

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Politics

Murder Inc.

Murder Inc. was the nickname of organized crime groups in the 1930s that murdered for the Mafia. Although many of …

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History

Nuremberg, Eichmann, and Extra-Judicial Murder

Nazi Germany – the totalitarian rule of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party from 1933-1945 – is infamously remembered for …

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Libertarianism

The Supreme Court and Obamacare

The new term of the Supreme Court has just begun. All eyes are on the court, as it is expected …

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Christian Worldview

Romans 13 and National Defense

Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that …

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Christian Worldview

Are You an Imperial Christian?

The tenets of imperial Christianity include things like blind nationalism, belief in American exceptionalism, willful ignorance of U.S. foreign policy, …

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Libertarianism

Five Lies of the Religious Right About Ron Paul

Although I am a theological and cultural Christian conservative, I am not a member of the Religious Right and never …

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Book Reviews

A Simple-Minded Warmonger

Review of Mike Huckabee, A Simple Government: Twelve Things We Really Need from Washington (and a Trillion That We Don’t!) …

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History

Cursed Be Unconditional Obedience

“Like all members of the military profession I never had an original thought until I left the service. My mental …

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Economics

Freedoms I Wish the Military Were Defending

“Freedom itself was attacked this morning by a faceless coward, and freedom will be defended.” ~ George W. Bush, September …

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