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...

A Tired Stroll Down Memory Lane

© 2015 Robert OsburnWhen most of us turn 60, or thereabouts, memory fires up at thoughts of college days: romantic walks about campus, inspiring professors and books that opened our eyes, big games against rivals and stirring calls to “come help change the...

In Memoriam: William Monsma (1942-2015)

Robert OsburnRevised 7/21/16I have only fuzzy, hazy memories of our first meeting on the University of Minnesota East Bank campus in front of Coffman Union almost 30 years ago.  I had just departed a part-time pastorate among farmers in the wheat fields of...
What’s Missing in the University of Minnesota’s Strategic Plan?

What’s Missing in the University of Minnesota’s Strategic Plan?

© 2014 Robert OsburnThe latest Strategic Plan for the University of Minnesota soars enough to elate most visionaries. And since I tend to that end of the spectrum, you would think I would be a happy Minnesota camper.  But, alas…The key phrase in the document,...