Jesus Christ: He Can Control Corruption Inside Us and Within Our Societies (Part Two)

In Part One, we discovered the central fact about corruption, namely, that it lies within each human being by virtue of the reality of original sin. Thus, efforts to control and bridle this global “beast” will not succeed if we merely rely upon policy, economic, or...

The Secularists’ Dilemma

By Daughter#3 – Cecil, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=42030099© 2016 Robert OsburnRemember Cecil the Lion?  After killing Cecil in Zimbabwe, the hunter, a Minneapolis-area dentist, was forced underground for several months...

John Locke and Religious Freedom

© 2016 Robert OsburnAfter setting aside the stories about the valiance of Revolutionary Wars heroes, most of us learn a very simple narrative about America’s founding: The new nation transcended the old and bloody religious intolerance of Europe, thanks to secular...

Why the Rule of Law Makes the Rule of Christ Necessary

U.S. Air Force photo by Carol Lawrence [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Copyright 2016 Robert Osburn  A version of this essay was first delivered before a group of international students at the University of Minnesota in 2011.  When I took my first drivers...