Gordon in the News: last updated 06/29/2012

Reflections on the Occasion of the Nation's 236th Birthday

The Gordon community wishes you a happy and meaningful Fourth of July. Here are some reflections on faith and politics by several Gordon faculty and alumni: 

"Dual citizenship does not mean that Christians are led out of American politics, out of their national citizenship, to some 'higher' calling. Jesus is Lord over all precisely because his love for the world led him further into it."

"Jesus is Lord," by Paul Brink, associate professor of political science.


"In one of my undergraduate classes, we were asked to identify and rank the attitudes or behaviors that our culture considers to be vices. My group at once unanimously decided that intolerance was the gravest of sins in our culture today; intolerance is, paradoxically, simply not tolerated." 

"Humility as the Antidote to Intolerance," by Emily Boop '12.


"I wonder whether we have grown so accustomed to the right to vote that we no longer recognize it as a calling."

"The Significance of the Vote," by Hilary Sherratt '12. 


"Few scholarly works see the light of day outside the ivy-covered walls of the Academy. Those few that do emerge take a number of paths into the daylight. James Davison Hunter’s To Change the World (2010) is one of the few. It may not have flooded church cultures, but it is percolating through Christian intellectual gatherings, drip by drip, as one scholar after another engages the author’s argument." 

"Power and Justice to Change the World?" by Timothy Sherratt, professor of political science. 

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All essays from Capital Commentary, the weekly current-affairs journal published by the Center for Public Justice. 

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