Denison Forum

Denison Forum

The Privilege of Offering Hope to a Desperate World

As President Trump prepares to announce his Supreme Court Justice nominee, attacks on the religion of potential nominee Amy Coney Barrett have already begun. Whether you are a Democrat, Republican, or independent, and whether you are a Catholic or a Protestant, you should be concerned about antagonism toward a candidate’s personal faith. Such attacks clearly violate the Constitution’s guarantee that “no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States” (Article VI, Clause 3). And they illustrate the fact that Christian faith commitments are increasingly countercultural.

The Privilege of Declaring and Defending Biblical Truth

Consistent with the relativistic claim that truth claims are subjective and personal, Justice Ginsburg advocated a view of the US Constitution as "living" and thus subject, as Justice Antonin Scalia derisively noted, to "whimsical change by five of nine votes on the Supreme Court." Such "whimsical change" discovered a "right" to abortion in 1973 and to same-sex marriage in 2015.

The Death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Our Unique Role in God’s Drama of the Ages

As we will discuss tomorrow, I disagreed with Justice Ginsburg on a host of biblical issues, but I’m grateful for the way she inspired generations of women to know that they can accomplish their dreams. Like Moses, you and I are created in God’s image (Genesis 1:27) with a unique role he intends for us in the drama he is directing through the ages.