Faith & Society

J. I. Packer, A Tribute

The Institute for Faith & Freedom pays tribute to one of the major Christian spiritual leaders and writers of the last 75 years—J. I. Packer, who died July 17. Like many of us who are Christians, I first came in … Continue reading

What is Wrong with Minneapolis?

Earlier this week during a routine arrest Minneapolis police officers knelt on George Floyd’s neck for several minutes, finally killing him. This act fits a long and too-frequent pattern of incidents where police use substantial and often lethal force for … Continue reading

Ravi Zacharias: A Tribute

The apostle Peter instructs Christians: “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have” (1 Peter 3:15). Beginning with the disciples and the apostle Paul, countless Christians … Continue reading

Burying Memorial Day 2020

The streets were empty. No one marching. The bands weren’t playing. No music, no 21-gun salutes. Where were the old-timers hobbling along in their military uniforms? The flags flew at the courthouse and lined the streets, but the sidewalks weren’t … Continue reading

Stories of Faith & Freedom – Podcast

Welcome to our “Stories of Faith & Freedom” Podcast on SoundCloud! We invite you to listen to the episodes below: Episode One: Faith and Freedom · Stories of Faith & Freedom – Episode 1 Episode Two: Today’s episode looks at … Continue reading

Why Not Thank God? Andrew Cuomo and COVID-19

I recently published a piece on Andrew Cuomo and other pro-choice Democrat governors who fight for life in their states against COVID-19. This also includes Pennsylvania’s Tom Wolf, New Jersey’s Phil Murphy, Connecticut’s Ned Lamont, Michigan’s Gretchen Whitmer, and Virginia’s … Continue reading

Eerie Echoes of Influenza Epidemic

Editor’s note: This article first appeared at the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Exhibit 1: Elizabeth Sovel Flinn. Born in 1891, she died about this time 100 years ago, age 29, a victim of the catastrophic influenza epidemic of 1919-20, also known as … Continue reading

Higher Education in an Increasingly Diverse Culture

“The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life”                                                                                                                          Plato Howard Mumford Jones, an English professor at the University of Michigan and later at Harvard, long ago commented that American colleges and … Continue reading

The Faith of Troy Polamalu

Troy Polamalu, who played safety for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 2003 to 2014, has been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. He will enter the hall with Bill Cowher, who coached the … Continue reading