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The Ted Haggard of His Day

MARCH 2007: REVIEW by Peter Bratt Just a week before the 2006 midterm elections, the Reverend Ted Haggard, head of the National Association of Evangelicals, pastor of the enormous New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and reputed counselor to the president, fell into a media firestorm over revelations of his drug use and same-sex adultery made by a former male prostitute.Within a few days, one of the leading voices of evangelical Protestantism had to step down from his pulpit…
Peter Bratt
March 16, 2007
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The Dominion of War

Americans are not comfortable with their nation being associated with the term "empire." Despite its substantial numbers of troops and governing power in Afghanistan and Iraq today, the only persons calling the current American military and political exploits imperialistic are misty-eyed British commentators like Niall Ferguson, who urge Americans to accept their destiny to rule the world. In domestic discourse, the issue of empire has been ignored despite the fact that some 380,000 American troops are deployed today around the…
Peter Bratt
November 16, 2005