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Written by Jonathan Imbody, Faith Steps encourages and equips people of faith to winsomely engage friends and the culture on vital issues--not as partisans but as ambassadors. On issues such as marriage and sexuality, religious freedom, abortion, assisted suicide, stem cell research and human trafficking, we can communicate life-honoring and moral perspectives to secular audiences by appealing to self-interest, outlining the harms and benefits of choices. Comes with study guide to use with groups or for individual study.
Fueled by a faith that made him believe he could do something about it, Congressman Frank Wolf grew to champion human and religious rights around the world—from cracking down on gang-related crimes in the U.S. to relieving suffering from war, AIDS, and famine in places like Darfur, China, and Bosnia. In Prisoner of Conscience, he shares intimate stories of his adventures from the halls of political power to other dangerous places around the world, what he has learned along the way, and what you can do about it now.
As politicians, citizens, and families continue the raging national debate on the value of human life in the womb, resources like Randy Alcorn's Pro-life Answers to Pro-choice Arguments have proven invaluable. With over 75,000 copies in print, this revised and updated guide offers timely information and inspiration from a sanctity of life perspective. Real answers to real questions about abortion appear in logical and concise form. The final chapter -- "Fifty Ways to Help Unborn Babies and Their Mothers"-- is worth the price of this book alone.
Essays on topics ranging from the mundane (worms) to the sublime (Beethoven’s Ninth) will open doors for thinking about a Redemptive Education, an approach to teaching and learning that honors God and those created in His image.
What do the Bible and history say about the proper relationship between faith and culture? Twenty years ago, Chuck Colson's Kingdoms in Conflict became a bestseller, a must-read for people interested in politics and the relationship between church and state. Now, with a passion for truth and moved by the urgency of the times we live in, Colson has written God and Government, re-voicing his powerful and enduring message for our post-9/11 world. Revised and updated version of Kingdoms in Conflict.
Politics---According to the Bible is a readable, comprehensive political philosophy, arguing for Christian involvement based on biblical teachings and a Christian worldview. Covering over 50 specific issues relating to protection of life, marriage, family, economics, environment, national defense, internationalism, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and special interest groups … this sweeping resource is a must-read for today’s Christians.
Bestselling author and former agnostic Nancy Pearcey goes beyond politically correct slogans with a riveting exposé of the dehumanizing worldview that shapes current watershed moral issues. Pearcey then turns the tables on the media template that portrays Christianity as hateful. She makes a persuasive case that Christianity is holistic, sustaining the dignity of the body and biology. She engages readers with compassionate stories of people wrestling with hard questions in their own lives--their pain, their struggles and triumphs.
Professor George explodes the myth that the secular elite is the voice of reason. Conscience and Its Enemies reveals the bankruptcy of secular orthodoxy while presenting powerfully reasoned arguments for classical virtues. In defending what James Madison called the “sacred rights of conscience,” George grapples with today’s most controversial issues: same-sex marriage, abortion, transgenderism, genetic manipulation, euthanasia and assisted suicide, religion in politics, judicial activism, and more.
Ken Starr explores the crises that threaten religious liberty in America. He examines the ways well-meaning government action sometimes undermines the religious liberty of the people, and how the Supreme Court has ultimately provided us protection from such forms of government overreach. He also explores the possibilities of future overreach by government officials. The reader will learn how each of us can resist the quarantining of our faith within the confines of the law, and why that resistance is important. Through gaining a deep understanding of the constitutional importance of religious expression, Starr invites the reader to be a part of protecting those rights and to take a more active role in advancing the cause of liberty.
Derived from Wayne Grudem’s comprehensive Politics According to the Bible, this book highlights many of the social issues most debated during election cycles---including abortion, education, homosexual marriage, pornography, religious freedom, and more. It is an ideal resource for Christians thinking seriously about how to vote.
Something is going wrong on many college campuses in the last few years. Rates of anxiety, depression, and suicide are rising. Speakers are shouted down. Students and professors say they are walking on eggshells and afraid to speak honestly. How did this happen? First Amendment expert Greg Lukianoff and social psychologist Jonathan Haidt show how the new problems on campus have their origins in three terrible ideas that have become increasingly woven into American childhood and education: what doesn’t kill you makes you weaker; always trust your feelings; and life is a battle between good people and evil people.
“Defending Life,” America’s Pro-Life Playbook, is a critical tool that combines more than 50 pieces of Americans United for Life model law and policy with expert analysis and comprehensive state report cards into a powerful non-partisan guide for lawmakers and policy advocates across America to protect human life.
In “Defending Life,” Americans United for Life comprehensively addresses the human right to life through its Infants’ Protection Project, Women’s Protection Project, and Patients’ Protection Project; expertly tackles the law and policy challenges for the pro-life movement; and reports on recent legislative and courtroom victories, continuing progress toward protecting life in each of the 50 states, and emerging issues and trends.
Luke Goodrich offers a reasoned, balanced, gospel-centered approach to religious freedom. He applies biblical understanding to a number of the most hot-button cultural issues of our day. He also offers practical steps Christians can take to respond to religious freedom conflicts in an informed, responsible, and graceful way.
When Harry Became Sally provides thoughtful answers to questions arising from our transgender moment. Drawing on the best insights from biology, psychology, and philosophy, Ryan Anderson offers a nuanced view of human embodiment, a balanced approach to public policy on gender identity, and a sober assessment of the human costs of getting human nature wrong.
Andrew T. Walker, an emerging Southern Baptist public theologian, argues for a robust Christian ethic of religious liberty that helps the church defend religious freedom for everyone in a pluralistic society. Whether explicitly religious or not, says Walker, every person is striving to make sense of his or her life. The Christian foundations of religious freedom provide a framework for how Christians can navigate deep religious difference in a secular age. As we practice religious liberty for our neighbors, we can find civility and commonality amid disagreement, further the church's engagement in the public square, and become the strongest defenders of religious liberty for all.
In this classic, Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-59) writes from a foreigner's perspective on what made America great. This book that de Tocqueville wrote upon his return to France of his research in the United States is considered one of the most insightful treatises on democracy in America.
In the first book to respond to the Supreme Court's decision on same-sex marriage, Ryan Anderson draws on the best philosophy and social science to explain what marriage is, why it matters for public policy, and the consequences of its legal redefinition.
Attacks on religious liberty—predicated on the bogus equation of opposition to same-sex marriage with racism—have already begun, and modest efforts in Indiana and other states to protect believers' rights have met with hysterics from media and corporate elites. Anderson tells the stories of innocent citizens who have been coerced and penalized by the government and offers a strategy to protect the natural right of religious liberty.