Religious Liberty

  • Guest Article: Lessons from My Childhood
  • When God is Not on Your Side: Exploring Spiritual Narcissism
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  • Supreme Court: State must include church in public funding scheme
  • Allysza Castile (Philando's sister) speaking outside the Ramsey County Courthouse in St Paul, MN after a not guilty verdict was reached in the trial of Officer Jeronimo Yanez in the killing of Philando Castile last July.
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Guest Article: Lessons from My Childhood

Guest Article: Lessons from My Childhood

"My Mom loved to read. She probably read one book a week. My Dad used to say that she always had her nose in a book. But her love of reading also translated into a love of the world of ideas."

 
 

When God is Not on Your Side: Exploring Spiritual Narcissism

When God is Not on Your Side: Exploring Spiritual Narcissism

So much time, effort money and talent is wasted attacking enemies whom God actually loves and whom He longs to redeem. Jesus died for sinners, even sinners who hate you because they hated Him first.

 
 

Supreme Court asks lower courts to apply Trinity reasoning to school voucher cases

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Supreme Court sends voucher cases back to the lower courts "for further consideration in light of Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc., v. Comer." 

 
 

Supreme Court to review right of private parties to deny services to same-sex couples

The Supreme Court will hear a wedding services case involving a bakery owner who refused to provide a cake for a same-sex wedding for religious reasons.

 
 

Supreme Court: State must include church in public funding scheme

Supreme Court: State must include church in public funding scheme

The Supreme Court decision in Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer changes 200 years of Establishment Clause precedent and puts churches at risk of regulation.

 
 

Op-Ed: Castile verdict is a nightmare come to life

Allysza Castile (Philando's sister) speaking outside the Ramsey County Courthouse in St Paul, MN after a not guilty verdict was reached in the trial of Officer Jeronimo Yanez in the killing of Philando Castile last July.
(Photo: Lorie Shaull. CC-BY SA 2.0.)

By Jason Hines – I’m sitting here without a plan. I do not even have a rough outline of where these thoughts will go. If I have a plan, it is simply to write because the Spectrum Blog needs a post for Thursday morning and there is nothing else I want to talk about. I sit here writing now not […]

 
 

Blessed are the Peacemakers: Why Adventist Clergy Stay Away from Partisan Politics

Blessed are the Peacemakers: Why Adventist Clergy Stay Away from Partisan Politics

  By Michael D. Peabody, Esq.   n a study released June 11, 2017, researchers from Yale and Harvard concluded that Seventh-day Adventist clergy in the United States are the most evenly divided between Democrats and Republicans when it comes to politics. The study also found that nearly half were not registered to either party. Based on these numbers it […]

 
 

Court may hear same-sex wedding cake religious exception case

Court may hear same-sex wedding cake religious exception case

There are several reasons why the Supreme Court may decide to hear this case when it declined to hear previous religious exception cases.

 
 

Court: Religious hospitals not subject to Federal pension protections

Court: Religious hospitals not subject to Federal pension protections

The pensions of employees of church-affiliated organizations are not subject to federal solvency requirements that apply to secular organizations

 
 

Texas church subpoena bill appropriately limited in scope

Texas church subpoena bill appropriately limited in scope

The bill prevents the state or local government from subpoenaing sermons but does not prevent criminal investigations or government review of sermons disclosed by other means.