Hope in the Pharisee’s Spiral

by Matthew Raley In 2012, I got a lengthy email from a well-known pastor endorsing Newt Gingrich for the Republican nomination. Gingrich was peaking at that moment and the pastor argued that evangelicals should consolidate behind him. This was the man to deliver victories in the culture wars. The email was lengthy because the pastor... Continue Reading →

Religious Liberty and the Ruling on Prop 8

by Matthew Raley Last week, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Prop 8's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional. No surprise there. The real question is what will happen at the U.S. Supreme Court, and what the implications will be for religious liberty. Some observations: 1. It is not clear how the Roberts... Continue Reading →

The Drug Ethic Under the Microscope

by Matthew Raley An opinion piece about A.D.D. medications by L. Alan Sroufe was published in the New York Times on Saturday. "Ritalin Gone Wrong" remained on the Times's most emailed list Tuesday. Also published on Saturday was "An Appointment With Dread", one of a series of online pieces about anxiety medications. The article by... Continue Reading →

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