February 20, 2020

Last month I participated in a Civil Rights Tour put on by Taylor University.  Various leaders from Taylor led a group of alumni, faculty, staff, students, and other friends through the South to major points of interest related to the struggles for Civil Rights in America. I am always eager to learn new things, and I was excited to get a chance to spend significant time immersing myself in the iss...

October 25, 2019

The October 18 edition of the Echo featured two op-ed pieces about Res Publica. One of these, authored by student Taylor Burns, was particularly critical of our site. We do appreciate Mr. Burns’ concerns regarding the health of the Taylor community. This is certainly a concern that we at Res Publica share, and we also appreciate his initiative in taking the time to write his piece and stimulate di...

October 17, 2019

Evangelical Christianity in the United States has evolved in my lifetime, emerging from or alongside of what had been called “Fundamentalism” in the early twentieth century. By mid-century it had become a term that described many Protestant denominations and various movements within denominations that were not “evangelical” in their core identity. One might say it was an authentic ecumenical movem...

October 9, 2019

A little over forty years ago Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, the most influential—and at the time most respected—Russian man of letters was invited to give the commencement address at Harvard University. He was sent out of Russia four years earlier by the Soviet regime as the best way they knew how to diminish his influence in the Soviet Union. Because his literary works were known and widely read outsid...

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