Tag: American exceptionalism

History

Is America the Last, Best Hope of the World?

The idea that America is the last, best hope of the world is the spirit that animates a great deal of political activity in our country. The “last, best hope” is one of the most enduring rallying cries preached to garner support and enthusiasm for major government initiatives throughout American history. It has become such a widely accepted notion that its veracity and relevance for lawmaking and executive action is simply assumed, even among Christians.

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Libertarianism

Patriotic Services

For the past two weeks, the sign in front of a church near my house has advertised a “patriotic service” …

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Theology

Old Testament Christians

There is, of course, no such thing as an Old Testament Christian, since the disciples of Jesus Christ were “called …

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Libertarianism

The Cult of Statism

This guest post is by Rev. Donald Ehrke. He is a Libertarian, a former GOP campaign manager, and ordained minister …

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Book Reviews

A Farewell to Mars

I cannot overstate my excitement to promote Brian Zahnd’s latest book, A Farewell to Mars. I am passionate about the message …

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Theology

Militarism and Easter

On this Good Friday, Christians are focused on the sacrifice of Jesus Christ as a propitiation for the sins of …

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Book Reviews

The Antidote to Military Exceptionalism

This talk was given at the Authors Forum at the 2014 Austrian Economics Research Conference at the Mises Institute. I …

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Culture

If I were a pastor

I am not a pastor. I am not a minister. I am not a preacher. I am not a priest. …

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Politics

Is God Against Drones?

He is not, according to former CIA analyst and current Christian axis of evil candidate Mark D. Tooley, as long …

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Politics

Lies, Damn Lies, and the Republican Party Platform

At a breakfast sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor held just before the Republican National Convention began, House Speaker John …

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Libertarianism

Romans 13 and Obeying the Government

I said last year in my article on “Romans 13 and National Defense” that I had been asked many times …

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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

Christianity, War, and Ron Paul

This talk was given on August 20 at the Florida Liberty Summit 2011 in Orlando, Florida. Thank you Campaign for …

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Book Reviews

“Myths America Lives By” Book Review

A review of Richard Hughes’s book Myths America Lives By. Richard Hughes’s seminal book can be roughly described as exploding …

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