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Visiting the Freedom Tower on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11

I visited the Freedom Tower and the 9/11 Memorial on the 20th anniversary of 9/11. I was 31 years old, and it was my first time visiting the World Trade Center. Even though I often visit family in New York and recently moved to Manhattan, I avoided visiting the World Trade Center because I knew I …

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Reducing the Cost of Doctor’s Appointments at No Taxpayer Expense

As the national conversation around healthcare continues, there are few proposed solutions from the perspective of those of us who would like to see less government spending overall and less government involvement in our health care in particular. As Americans struggle to find ways to cope with the cost of health care, medical students struggle …

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Eliminating Race Categories to End Racism

The new Administration has made fighting racism a political priority. While it is debatable whether this is a task that should be entrusted to the government, the government can take a positive step towards eliminating racism by eliminating race categories.  Scientifically speaking, race does not exist. There is more genetic variation within a single race …

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Dear academia: If you want social justice, start by paying your adjunct instructors a living wage

American colleges and universities commonly promote social justice through their departments, curricula, policies, hiring decisions, and campus events. A scroll through campus news, events, course offerings, and scholarly publications will show support for dismantling racism, abolishing prisons, and using government policy to create a living wage. However, it is equally common for institutions of higher …

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“China’s War on Faith:” Human Rights Abuses in Xinjiang and What We Can Do About It

“China is at war with faith, but it is a war they will not win,” said Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback in his keynote speech on December 18, 2019, at a standing-room only panel discussion hosted by the Hudson Institute. The event, “China’s Human Rights Abuses in Xinjiang and the U.S. …

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Is John’s Second Letter Addressed to a Female Pastor?

The second letter of John is addressed “to the elect lady and to her children.” But who is the “elect lady” of 2 John? Is she a mother with kids, or something more? A look at the apostle John’s use of the word “children” in 1 John can help us understand who the woman’s children …

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Christians at Washington, DC Policy Day Predict the Fall of North Korea

On May 24, a number of concerned Christians, members of Congress, and key leaders from a variety of humanitarian organizations gathered in Washington, D.C. for a policy day. Hosted by International Christian Concern (ICC), the meeting kicked off a series of events that comprise The Bridge: The Annual Conference on the Persecuted Church. The conference …

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Why One-Way Submission Between Co-Heirs Is Dangerous

If you consistently follow complementarian theology to its natural end, the husband takes the place of God in his wife’s life. That is, the man’s relationship with God is a direct one—he makes ultimate decisions for his wife and family based on what he perceives to be the will of God. But in the complementarian …