Resources on Legislation And Policy

Immigration reform is one of the most incendiary topics in U.S. politics right now and, like many debates on the American stage, the argument is being waged largely as a battle between political conservatism and liberalism. Regretfully, for some conservative... Continue...

According to the defenders of the Obama Administration’s contraceptive coverage mandate, employers and health insurance plans are simply required to cover basic preventive health services for women. The mandate, however, represents so much more. In the mandate, the Administration legislated... Continue...

Today’s question: How should a pastor direct his church to interact with legislation on the life issue? Well, you know it’s kind of like parenting and child-rearing issues. If someone were to say to me, “How should I raise my... Continue...

In its recent Town of Greece v. Galloway decision the United States Supreme Court ruled that local governments do not violate the First Amendment when they open their meetings with prayer, even if those who lead the prayer do so... Continue...

A new twist in the battle by same-sex marriage advocates occurred in North Carolina this week. The United Church of Christ, three ministers in the United Church of Christ, a Lutheran pastor, two Universalist Unitarian ministers, and the openly lesbian... Continue...

What if every member of your church tithed? How much more ministry could your church accomplish? For most churches, the circumstance of universal tithing is a pastor’s dream, but it is beyond the power of a pastor to accomplish it... Continue...

Apostles of Reason: The Crisis of Authority in American Evangelicalism Molly Worthen Oxford University Press, 2013 In 1972, an assistant professor at Ohio University named John Lewis Gaddis published a book that caused a stir for Cold War historiography. In... Continue...

The second session of the 113th Congress is likely going to be a very difficult period legislatively. Between election year jockeying and the ongoing political rancor it will be hard to find a path forward for many of the bills... Continue...

Today, we released our legislative agenda for 2014. The agenda is organized principally along three major topics—Sanctity of Human Life, Religious Freedom and Marriage and Family. The most important legislative issues we need to engage this year are related to these... Continue...