Guest Commentary

Guest Commentary

No, This Election Is Not a ‘Battle for the Heart and Soul of America’

The phrase “This election is a battle for the heart and soul of America,” is nothing short of misleading. Politicians claiming that a political election is for the heart and soul of the nation assumes that the heart and soul of the nation belongs to political parties, politicians or institutions of government. Nothing, and I mean nothing, could be farther from the truth.

History Isn’t Only Watching Kamala Harris; ‘History Has Its Eyes on You’

In the Broadway show Hamilton, as Gen. George Washington gives Alexander Hamilton his military command, he encourages and cautions the ambitious Hamilton:

“I know that we can win. I know that greatness lies in you. But remember from here on in, history has its eyes on you.”

Joe Biden's Vice Presidential pick, Sen. Kamala Harris, would be wise to remember this stanza — not with visions of grandeur or ego-puffing pride, but in humility-inducing reflection about her responsibility to the people of this land, the patriots that have gone before and the principles that make our united history all possible.

To Save Liberty University's Soul, Its Board Must Reject Jerry Falwell's Vision

Falwell’s chastening is a somber moment both for him and the school, and there’s much to be lamented about how the situation played out. But it’s a mercy, too — for Falwell and the school alike. For, rightly handled, it’s a moment that can be bathed in grace and hope, and veritably rife and redolent with redemption. Indeed, disruptions like this can throw what’s important into sharp relief. Worldly success is fleeting, yet it can be a powerful temptation to pride and can easily obscure what’s of ultimate value.