Articles on Citizenship

The death this week of conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly has renewed discussion of her role in defeating the Equal Rights Amendment. Here is what you should know about the proposed amendment and why the once popular measure was rejected by... Continue...

The 4th of July presents Christians with one of any number of temptations. Some of us will make too much of our earthly citizenship as Americans. Others, perhaps in response to the uncareful wedding of God and country, will make too... Continue...

For years, the United Methodist Church (UMC) appeared poised to follow in the footsteps of other Mainline Denominations toward liberal theology and declining cultural relevance. But the last few weeks have proved otherwise. In a shocking turn of events, the... Continue...

I was raised in a patriotic family. My Dad is a retired Marine. My father-in-law is a decorated Vietnam Vet. My brother flew B-52's in the War on Terror. When the flag goes up or passes by, I stop what... Continue...

World War I was not good to the world. No one wanted anything like that to happen again. So in 1928, leaders from the United States and 14 other countries, including France and Germany, gathered in Paris to sign the... Continue...

Tax Day 2016 is now upon us. While we may have grumbled when filing our taxes this year, did we pause to think that giving the government part of our income is a way we honor the Lord and express... Continue...

Part of the Christian calling is to meet human needs. This goes all the way back to Jesus himself. A crowd once spent three days with Jesus. They didn’t even take the time to find something to eat. The Apostle... Continue...

The following sermon was delivered at Kettering, Northamptonshire in 1803. From the Complete Works of Andrew Fuller, vol. 1, ed. Joseph Belcher (Sprinkle publications): 204. Seek the peace of the city. The term rendered peace signifies not merely an exemption from wars and insurrections,... Continue...

Martial-arts trained priest provoked dissent from his bishop for encouraging parishioners to take concealed pistol license classes at his church last month. Rev. Edward Fride has since cancelled the classes, but the ministers’ differing approaches to neutralizing personal threats of violence... Continue...

My grandfathers were men of tools. One was a plumber and builder of houses, the other an interior craftsman and designer at a department store. I have the head of the latter’s hammer displayed on a shelf in my home... Continue...