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FACT Report: The Cure for a Fractured Society

Increasingly, society is breaking down into factions, and, consequently, some of them turn to civil government to force others to engage with them, as LGBT activists are doing with wedding vendors.

But when it came to whether individuals would engage in relationships with others, commercial or otherwise, our Founding Fathers thought liberty was required. They knew that when civil government assumes the power to mandate individual interactions, liberty is lost. And that, in turn, leads to factions—those who fear government-mandated interactions band together to protect themselves from those who may band together to mandate those interactions.

Ironically, if we want to mitigate the divisions in our country, perhaps we should be more concerned with how factions will use the coercive power of civil government than with what a vendor will do with his or her liberty.

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FACT Report: New Biblical Worldview Seminar, Restoring the Vision

What is the point of being a Christian? What are we are “saved” for? Is Christianity about more than piety in this life and heaven later?

FACT’s president, David Fowler, grappled with these questions at a crisis point in his life. And on November 11th, at FACT’s Restoring the Vision seminar, he will share the foundational scriptural principles that changed his worldview and altered the course of his life.

Restoring the Vision will not only give you the tools you need to see the world through a biblical lens, but also help you discover how your life fits into the overarching purpose of God for His creation.

Restoring the Vision will be at the Nashville School of Law on the morning of November 11th. Register for Restoring the Vision here.

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FACT Report: Mixing Politics and Religion

A Christian recently emailed us this question, “Do we want the legislature enforcing our faith-based views of how we live?”

It’s a great question because historically some ugly situations have arisen when civil government tried to control the ecclesiastical structures of the church and various ecclesiastical structures tried to control civil government.

But can we really keep God out of government? This Christian had a view about God, namely that God was irrelevant to civil government. That was the view of God he thought should inform our politics. So, it is not that this person really wants all of us to leave our views about God and religion out of government; he just wants to exclude those views that are different from his.

Remember this the next time someone tells you not to mix politics and religion.

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FACT Report: ‘Touchy-Feely’ Christianity in the Public Square

In his book The Future of Faith, Harvard theologian Harvey Cox argues that spirituality is now replacing formal religion, and experiencing God is much more important than maintaining correct beliefs about God. Simply stated, feeling is in and doctrine is out.

Sadly, too many Christian churches are floating along within that cultural stream. Doctrine is soft peddled for the sake of making sure church attendees have an “experience” that leaves them feeling better about themselves. Of course, believing experience is more important than doctrine is, itself, a doctrine.

But if Christianity becomes anchored in feelings rather than truth, then Christians will find that they have nothing to stand on when those in the public square reject and ridicule us. In those moments, the Sunday morning “feel good” may not be enough to overcome the Monday morning blues.

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FACT Report: When No News May Be Bad News

A recent blockbuster decision by the United States Supreme Court went largely unreported and the reason may be very telling.

Two years ago, it was huge news when the Supreme Court decided states could no longer define marriage based on the biological sex of the parties. But when the Supreme Court ruled at the end of June that the constitutional principles in that case must be applied to redefine motherhood and fatherhood,  most Christian news outlets didn’t find it newsworthy.

The Supreme Court said that the parent-child relationship is now a function of one’s marital status, not a person’s biological relationship to the child. This now completes the law’s deconstruction of God’s design for the family.

That it wasn’t newsworthy may be a sad indicator of just how quickly we’ve all accepted the redefinition to the family.

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