A Subversive Appeal for Religious Reform
With religious extremism on the rise more than a decade after the attacks of September 11, 2001, the secular and Christian West is still looking for a solution. In “A Subversive Appeal for Religious Reform,” Associate Professor of History at The King’s College Dr. Joseph Loconte argues that, for extremist Christians, Erasmus of Rotterdam’s Catholic humanism is a good place to start.
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A Welcoming Immigration Agenda
“It’s a biblical principle,” Dr. Innes argues, “that when God has been good to you, you should bless others with the goods you have received.” This explains, in part, the virtue of hospitality, which Dr. Innes argues is essential to Christian life.
The doors to American citizenship, however, shouldn't be unhinged. With so many millions trying to come to America, writing a blank check could endanger America’s ability to remain hospitable.
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King's Debaters Return from Berlin
What do you get when over 400 debate teams and 300 judges from around the world converge on one city for a massive debate tournament? The answer is the Worlds University Debating Championships (WUDC). It is the largest, most competitive collegiate debating tournament in the world.
On December 26th, King’s juniors Josh Craddock and Noah Heinz and Coach of The King’s Debate Society Burk Ohbayashi departed New York City for the Technical University of Berlin, the host University of WUDC 2013.
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Taking Care of the Violent Mentally Ill
In the aftermath of the shootings in Newton, Connecticut, the national conversation has turned to gun control, with many calling for stricter guns and a re-imposition of an assault weapon ban. In "The Real Social Justice Issue: Taking Care of the Violent Mentally Ill," Distinguished Visiting Professor of Public Affairs Dr. Anne Hendershott argues that gun control laws are only part of the solution.
“While progressives claim the moral high ground in their calls for gun control,” Hendershott writes, “they tend to ignore the fact that progressive policies on mental illness may have contributed to this dark day in Newtown.” Indeed, for more than forty years, Hendershott writes, "we have been defining down the risks posed by the violent mentally ill.”
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