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Academic Freedom and Intellectual Diversity: LeadershipU’s special focus addresses the issue of academic freedom, an important issue to faculty and students.
Resurrection Day 2008: Be Ye Dumbfounded: When Jesus rose from the dead that first Easter morning His disciples did something rather unexpected. They freaked out and then ran back into hiding.
Immanuel – God with Us?:Immanuel. A powerful word, by any estimation. This LeaderU Special Focus for Christmas 2007 examines a wide range of viewpoints and opinions about Jesus. We trust that this Special Focus will encourage our readers to give thoughtful consideration to who Jesus was…and is.
“The Golden Compass”:On December 7, 2007, the movie “The Golden Compass” was released to theaters in the United States. The movie is controversial on many levels. LeaderU exams the story, characters and the agenda behind this movie.
Ethics of the Environment: Modern-day evangelical Christians have largely abdicated the issue of environmental responsibility. In this Special Focus, discover three principles for environmental stewardship, see how an understanding of political theory places environmental responsibility directly in the individual’s hands, and join in the song of an earthly redemptive hope.
Tragedy at Virginia Tech – Evil, Forgiveness, and Healing: Immense tragedies such as this raise a host of questions. Where is God in all this? How could he allow this to happen? What kind of anguish would cause someone to randomly shoot people, and then commit suicide? What can we do as a society to prevent such tragedies in the future?
The Jesus Family Tomb?:James Cameron, director of the movie Titanic, and his documentary director Simcha Jacobovici, claim they have found the “Jesus Family Tomb,” the tomb in which Jesus, his wife Mary Magdalene, and their son Judah were buried, along with other family members.
William Wilberforce: Statesman, Politician, and Humble Servant of Christ: This LeaderU special focus looks at the life and motivation of Wilberforce, as well as the Civil Rights movement and how it is related to Christian principles.
‘Tis the Season: It’s that time of year again: Christmas and New Year’s, the busiest time, perhaps the most materialistic time, on the American calendar. This year, new controversies have erupted: can airports put up a Christmas tree without a menorah? How dangerous is it to wait in line for a PlayStation 3?
The Ethics of Genetics: As the science of genetics continues to grow, ethical questions continue to be in the news. Recently a genetic company claimed that it could harvest embryonic stem cells without harming the embryo. And in the recent midterm elections, the state of Missouri narrowly passed a proposition to allow state-funded research on embryonic stem cells.
Politics and Faith: Certainly Christian faith and practice have political implications. These classic articles attempt to delve into some of those implications, and what they might mean for government and democracy.
School Violence, Suicide, and the Problem of Evil: A recent plague of school shootings in Colorado, Wisconsin, and an Amish community in Pennsylvania are causing people to wonder what would cause these tragedies. Are they related? How can they be avoided? Are there factors in our culture that are contributing to the violence?
Character and Sports: Why is it that athletes in the spotlight are so tempted to jettison integrity? Just what is a Christian view of sport, and how is playing sports related to Christ, integrity and character? The classic articles here explore these timeless topics.
Da Vinci Code - The Movie: The Da Vinci Code phenomenon continues to gain steam with the release of the movie May 19, new books on secret Christian con-spiracies and the recent release of the Gospel of Judas. Dan Brown’s work of fiction, which has now sold 40 million copies (the new paperback has already sold 6 million), continues to fascinate some readers and frustrate others.
Vampires to Life of Christ — Anne Rice’s Christ the Lord & the Incarnation: Anne Rice has gone from writing vampire novels to authoring Jesus’ unauthorized biography in Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt. Does her reclaimed faith result in orthodox historical fiction? What questions does it raise on the incarnation, the human and divine natures of Christ?
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe & the Genius of C.S. Lewis: In an article posted October 3, 2005, Time magazine put forth a test for discerning if the upcoming Disney film The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is “Christian” or not: whether four key sentences from the C.S. Lewis classic fantasy book by the same name are left intact.
Dr. William Lane Craig – Christian Debater, Author, Apologist: Lecturer, author, arguably the world’s top Christian debater, seminary professor, double-doctorate holder, husband and father. All of these and more. Perhaps most important, Craig is a model of humility and love for truth, professional excellence, integrity and openness.
Worldview – History & Christian Application of Weltanschauung Theory: We humans seldom think of our worldview any more than the air that we breathe. Yet, one’s Weltanschauung digs the very channels through which the heart and mind run, according to worldview scholar Dr. David Naugle.
Islam & Jihad – Is Terrorism An Aberration?: Does terrorism represent Islam or does the jihad of radical groups like al Qaeda cut against the grain of the religion? What do the Qur’an and Hadith (sayings, life of Muhammad) say?
Divorce & Marriage (and Cohabitation): Divorce is such an integral part of our collective life that we can now point and click on the Internet to get one. Multiple marriages and cohabitation carry no stigma while some heartily recommend the lifestyles. So what’s the big deal?
Star Wars – Jedi Spirituality: A collection of links to articles and resources dealing with the latest Star Wars film which was released to theaters in May of 2005.
Euthanasia – Mercy or Murder?: A collection of links to articles and resources dealing with the medical and ethical issues surrounding euthanasia.
Is Intelligent Design Getting an Intelligent Hearing?: A collection of links to articles and resources dealing with the evolution vs. creationism controversy, as well as the idea of an Intelligent Designer for the universe.
Tsunamis, Suffering & Evil – How Can an All-Powerful, All-Knowing, Good God Allow It?: A collection of links to articles and resources dealing with the problem of evil from both a religious and philosophical perspective.
Science and Religion – Oil & Water?: A collection of links to articles and resources dealing with reconciling of modern empirical science and religion.
Dealing With Terrorism – A Religious Perspective: A collection of articles on other websites dealing with the terrorist attack on America.
Information About Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ”:A collection of resources about this controversial film.
Articles & Essays in The Religion Resource Center
- Thou Shalt Not Profane God — Public or Private?,
- Finding the Mark With Religion: America, Land of Divine Destiny
- Finding the Mark With Religion: Memories of Our Founder’s Faith
George J. Irbe
- The Genesis Declaration
- Finding the Face of God Through Mundane and Esoteric Science
- Why Religion?
- Finding God in Three Stages
Rabbi Daniel Lapin (Also see his archive in The Politics Resource Center)
- Passover Message: Why So Many Jews Are Liberal
- Why I Fight
- A Warning to U.S. Christians
- Making and Breaking Those Pesky New Year’s Resolutions
- Why So Many Famous Comedians Grew Up In Religious Jewish Homes
- An Open Letter to Heads of Jewish Organizations, Rabbis, and Other Jewish Leaders
- Why Does Time Magazine Ask – “Does God Want You To Be Rich?”
- Why the World Hates the Jews – Part I
- Family Money is Holy Money
- An Important Jewish Holiday
- Foie Gras
- The Bully Might Get Punched Back
- Why Everybody Needs a Passover Seder
- A Daughter’s Unromantic Wedding
- Tribal Politics Is Dead or How One Rabbi Excoriated Me as Anti-Muslim
- Misrepresenting the Holocaust
- Why Do “Jewish Organizations” Promote Hate Between Jew and Christian?
- Jack Abramoff and Toward Tradition
- Jews Fighting for Christmas: Remarks by Rabbi Daniel Lapin on December 1, 2005 at The National Press Club, Washington DC
- The Difference Between Spiritual and Religious, Or The Democrats’ Dilemma
- Merry Christmas is NOT Offensive: Jews Should Protect Religious Freedom for Everyone
- Pick-and-Choose Piety Makes Enemies
- ADL’s Foxman Warns of Efforts to Christianize America: But I Warn of Friendships Shattered by Efforts to Secularize America
- Why Jews Should Support the Nomination of Judge Samuel Alito
- Rosh HaShana – Jewish New Year: A Time for Self Evaluation
- God Causes the Problems — And all along you thought it was President Bush
- New Orleans — If God Didn’t Do it, Who Did?
- The Only Thing We’re Short of Is Time
- Religion & Business: A Jewish Perspective (An interview with Rabbi Daniel Lapin)
- Help! — A Jew And a Black Under Attack!, (With Pastor Ken Hutcherson)
- A Rabbinic Eulogy for The Pope
- What We Can Learn From Three Wife Killings
- Sex and Violence – Not All Bad
- Our Worst Enemy
- God Isn’t to Blame for Asian Casualties
- An Orthodox Rabbi Offers a Eulogy for a Great Man — Reggie White
- Chanukah: Two Times, One Story
- Sex and Violence — Bush and Kerry
- It’s Open Season on Christians Again: Bigotry is Bad! (Unless of Course, The Target is Christians.)
- Doesn’t Anyone Care?
- The Slippery Slope of Secularism
- Just Wait Till the Muslims See It
- Why Jewish Groups Passionately Hate Mel Gibson
- Why Mel Gibson Owes One To The Jews
- Praying for Rain!: Has the Governor Gone Mad? Or Just Anticipating Thanksgiving?
- Whose Side is God Really On?
- Update on The “Homosexual Mission” to Israel
- The Homosexual Mission to Israel
- Putting God Back into American History
- Circumcision: Source of Life or Death?
- Live and Let Live?: Only for Unmarried Homosexuals!
- The Truth About Religion and Homophobia
- The Destructive Force Driving Same-Sex Marriage
- Can America Survive Same-Sex Marriage?
- God, Shrimp, and Homosexuality
Mike S. Adams, Ph.D.
- Letter to a Secular Nation
- Is Atheism Only a Bundle of Sentiments?
- Understanding Atheism
- Get Up!
- How to Read the New Testament
- Judges 6:36-40
- I Don’t Have Enough Faith To Be An Atheist
- Revelations of Joseph Smith
- Charlatan’s Angels
- Visions of Joseph Smith
- Matthew 10:32-34
Donald Croft Brickner
Gerald A. Honigman
- Onward Christian Soldiers, by Mark Alexander
- Hagar The Egyptian – Not the Arab, by Gerald A. Honigman
- The Sound and Time of Triumph and Alarm, by Eugene E. Narrett, Ph.D.
- School Is In But The Bible Is Out, by Mark Alexander
- Fatherhood – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, by Mark Alexander
- Expelling God from the Academy, by Mark Alexander
- The Secrets of Judas, by James Robinson
- What a Difference a Decade Can Make, by Troy Newman
- Giving Thanks … For His Signal and Manifold Mercies: A Thanksgiving Remembrance, by Mark M. Alexander
Dr. Mortimer J. Adler’s essays in The Adler Archive
- The Great Idea of God
- Natural Theology, Chance, and God (Part 1)
- Natural Theology, Chance, and God (Part 2)
Missing the Mark With Religion, by Steve Farrell
A series of articles dealing with the question: Just what is the proper role of religion and morality in public life?
Articles & essays related to Religion elsewhere in The Radical Academy
- A Comparison between Manichean and Christian Views of Evil, by Kile Jones
- The Thoughts of Death, by Thomas á Kempis
- I Am Always In Your Midst, by Edith Stein [Teresa Benedicta of the Cross]
- Evolution and Its Discontents, by Dmitry Chernikov
- The Religious Wager, by Blaise Pascal
- On the Argument for God’s Existence from Miracles, by David Hume
- The Cause of Existing: God, by St. Thomas Aquinas
- On God and the Absolute, by Francis Herbert Bradley
- The Religious Hypothesis, by William James
- God is a Being of Great But Limited Power, by John Stuart Mill
- Five Arguments for God’s Existence, by St. Thomas Aquinas
- On the Argument for God’s Existence from Design, by David Hume
- The Knowledge of God has been Naturally Implanted in the Human Mind, by John Calvin
- God is All, by Jacob Boehme
- No Greater Being by St. Anselm
- On Sin, by Peter Abelard
- What We Are To Believe, by Saint Augustine
- God and the Evil in the World, by Jonathan Edwards
- The Damage Religion Causes, by Robert Green Ingersoll
- Immortality, by Josiah Royce
- The Moral Life, by Borden Parker Bowne
- Religion and Society, by William Penn
- Religion and Science, by Albert Einstein
- Science and Faith, by Max Planck
- Paul Tillich: the ‘Apostle to the Intellectuals’, by SARTRE
- A Reading List for High School Seniors, by Mike S. Adams, Ph.D.
- Believing, Disbelieving, And Suspecting – Disordered Thoughts On Religion, by Fred Reed
- Paine’s Christianity, by Steve Farrell
- When is Religion Forced?, by Steve Farrell
- Liberty Letters – Jefferson, Letter 8 – Jefferson on Eternal Life, by Steve Farrell
- Liberty Letters – Jefferson, Letter 7 – Jefferson on Finding God, by Steve Farrell
- Liberty Letters – Jefferson, Letter 6 – Led by God, by Steve Farrell
- Paine’s Christianity: Part 3, by Steve Farrell
- Paine’s Christianity: Part 2, by Steve Farrell
- Paine’s Christianity: Part 1, by Steve Farrell
- Religious Meaning as the Art of the Existential Experience, by SARTRE
- God and Washington, by Steve Farrell
- Bastiat’s Christian Defense of Morality in the Law, by Steve Farrell
- Christ Over Russia, by Steve Farrell
- Putting the Ten Commandments In Context, by Steve Farrell
- Muslims Must Declare War On Terrorists, by David Yeagley, Ph.D.
- The ACLU’s Assault on Religion and Morality, by Thomas L. Krannawitter