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Thomas Jefferson: Statute for Religious Freedom (Passed)...


On this date in 1786, Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom passed. The preamble is a sweeping indictment of state-dictated religion, noting that “false religions over the greatest part of the world and through all time” have been maintained through the church-state. 219 more words

Church And State

Ambrose, the Saint Who Took on the Roman Empire—and Won

In my opinion, one of the most captivating figures in all of Christian history is the fourth-century Ambrose of Milan. His contributions to the literature of the ancient Church are tremendous, and his life story is packed with thought-provoking drama. 1,133 more words

Early Church

West Virginia Senate Prayer

I have had the opportunity for the past several years, to open the West Virginia Senate with prayer. I believe the exhortation of the Apostle Paul applies to the church today. 232 more words

Cultural Engagement

Johnson et al., "Ekklesia"

In popular discourse, the American Framers had one of two, mutually-exclusive positions on church-state relations: Either the Framers were Deists who believed that church and state must be completely separate, or the Framers were proto-Evangelicals who thought of America as a Christian nation. 409 more words

Scholarship Roundup

New Rhythmic Questions for 2018

It has been a long time since I have written. The reasons, however, are directly related to this project of rhythmic theology on which I have embarked. 614 more words


Alcohol Cannot Be Sold on Sunday, Say the Bluenosers

By Dom Nozzi

November 13, 2012

Excerpt from an article in today’s Gainesville Sun regarding the anachronistic, bluenose, theocratic, prohibition-like law that “progressive” Gainesville still maintains in the 21st Century (!). 220 more words


Louisiana Congressman defends Religious Freedom

In response to lawsuits and multiple controversies surrounding the separation of church and state, a Louisiana congressman has set the standard for defending religious freedom with the state’s attorney general. 213 more words