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...

Planned Parenthood: Why Our Struggle Is Harder than Wilberforce’s

© 2015 Robert OsburnThe videos are relentless, wave upon waving crashing upon the public consciousness. One senses the growing popular tide that favors protecting unborn children from organized violence in the name of women’s rights.  Eric Metaxas, for one, is...

Read, Cheer…Then Weep

The Academy’s executive director, Dr. Robert Osburn, recently reviewed, for First Things (widely considered America’s most important journal on religion and public life), Professor Tim Clydesdale’s new book The...

Christianity, Nihilism & Islam

© 2014 Bob OsburnA friend in Indonesia reported that, morally and spiritually, the nation is rotting.  I responded by saying that Western modernization/globalization, which is really a material bastardization of Christianity, has spread like gangrene into much of...