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The Easter Bunny, the Empty Tomb, or Both?

Apr 6, 2012 No Comments ›› John Eidsmoe

Genesis 3:17-19; Romans 8:18-23; Romans 1:22-25 The War on Easter Many of us are seasoned veterans of the War on Christmas, the campaign to drive the recognition of Christmas out of the public square, replacing Jesus with Santa Claus, "Silent Night" with "Please, Santa Baby," and the creche with Santa's workshop. Is there also a War on Easter?  ...

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Lutherans for Life on HHS: “Here We Stand!”

Feb 20, 2012 1 Comment ›› John Eidsmoe

Last Saturday 18 Feb 2012, during our Lutherans for Life Board of Directors meeting at Concordia Theological Seminary in St. Louis, MO, the Executive Director asked me to prepare a statement concerning the recent Health & Human Services directive requiring religious organizations to provide contraception for their employees. I drafted the statement, and with a ...

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Wendell Mitchell, RIP

Feb 15, 2012 No Comments ›› John Eidsmoe

The first time I met Wendell Mitchell was about 22 years ago. As the Dean of the Thomas Goode Jones School of Law, he was interviewing me for a professorship, and he asked me, "Could you fit into the South?" I assured him that would be no problem, because I was born in the South ...

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Response to “The Hidden Faith of the Founding Fathers” — Who Were They Hiding It From?

Jan 6, 2012 12 Comments ›› John Eidsmoe

Christian Pinto and Adullum Films have produced a DVD titled The Hidden Faith of the Founding Fathers in which they argue that America was not founded as a Christian nation. Rather, Pinto says, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were the products of Enlightenment thinking and the influence of Freemasonry, the Illuminati, and other ...

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The Angel of Hadley and Judges Cave: A Robust Thanksgiving Tale

Nov 23, 2011 No Comments ›› John Eidsmoe

Last weekend I made my annual “pilgrimage” to Plymouth, Massachusetts, for a Board meeting of the Plymouth Rock Foundation.  The hallowed landmarks continue to inspire: the statue of William Bradford, the statue of Chief Massassoit, the vault containing the bones of many of the pilgrims who died during the first winter, the Church of the ...

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Emory Folmar, RIP

Nov 16, 2011 1 Comment ›› John Eidsmoe

Around December 1984, the Air Force sent me to Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama for a week of reserve duty.  I brought my wife and children with me, as they had never been to Alabama. One night that week, we attended a community Christmas carol fest in Crampton Bowl.  Emory Folmar, the Mayor of Montgomery, opened ...

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Otto von Hapsburg: The Prince, the Professor, and the Sinner

Jul 19, 2011 4 Comments ›› John Eidsmoe

Otto von Hapsburg (Habsburg) (1912-2011), the last Crown Prince of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, died at the age of 98 on 4 July 2011.  After a 13-day period of mourning, he was entombed in the Imperial Crypt under the Capuchin Church in Vienna. The funeral embodied the dignity and regal splendor that befitted the heir of the ...

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Free Exercise of Religion Under The Knife in San Francisco

Jul 7, 2011 2 Comments ›› Site Administrator

Guest post from Foundation for Moral Law intern Jimmy Rich, a Covenant College alum currently in his second year at Jones School of Law, who plans to work in Constitutional Law. In 1791, our Constitution was amended to guarantee that Congress would never pass a law which stifled our liberty to worship God according to the ...

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Snyder v. Phelps — A Judicial Travesty?

Mar 14, 2011 6 Comments ›› John Eidsmoe

Last Saturday, after speaking for a Kansas Lutherans for Life Issues Conference in Topeka, my host drove me by the Westboro Baptist Church, the home base for Fred (I refuse to call him Reverend) Phelps and his band of deranged followers as they spew forth their hatred against practically everyone and everything. The building is quite ...

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Tashlan, or Chrislam?

Feb 15, 2011 10 Comments ›› John Eidsmoe

Many of us have read C.S. Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia, ostensibly to our children but secretly enjoying them ourselves. The Kingdom of Narnia, whose people and talking animals worshiped the Christ-figure Aslan, were a type of Christian Europe, while to the south of Narnia the Calormene Empire, whose people served the cruel god ...

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