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Rendering Unto God and Unto Caesar

" values of freedom are right and true for every person, in every society--and the duty of protecting these values against their enemies is the common calling of freedom-loving people across the globe and across the ages." This righteous call to arms was proclaimed in 2002 by President George W. Bush in The National Security Strategy of the United States of America. Bush also decreed a "single sustainable model for success: freedom, democracy, and free enterprise" (187). What are Christians…
William Katerberg
May 16, 2005

Retrieving Hope

Over the last three decades a major cultural shift has taken place in the attitudes of Western societies toward the future. Optimism has given way to a sense of ambiguity; messianic and utopian modes of thought have capitulated before the drawing of apocalyptic scenarios. This shift is not just a fleeting mood...modernity's "culture of optimism," which emerged from pre-modernity's "culture of endurance," is giving way to a post-modern "culture of ambiguity." This culture of ambiguity threatens to stifle hope at…