Category: Culture Watch

Culture Watch examines current cultural issues from a Christian worldview, inside and out! We analyze world events to see if the influence of Christians is – or isn’t – effective. This evaluation is vitally important!

The National Anthem

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There’s been a lot of talk lately about the national anthem and what people say and do during its playing. Tradition dictates that one stands during the national anthem (also known as The Star Spangled Banner) as a sign of

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How To Think About Vladimir Putin – Part 2

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The following [How To Think About Vladimir Putin, by Christopher Caldwell] is adapted from a speech delivered on February 15, 2017, at a Hillsdale College National Leadership Seminar in Phoenix, Arizona. When Putin took power in the winter of 1999-2000,

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How To Think About Vladimir Putin

Hillsdale College campus plaza in mid-summer, with walkways between the buildings and green grass laws in the foreground, There are large trees in the center of the picture, flanked by large buildings on the right and left sides, and a bright blue sky overhead.

The following [How To Think About Vladimir Putin, by Christopher Caldwell] is adapted from a speech delivered on February 15, 2017, at a Hillsdale College National Leadership Seminar in Phoenix, Arizona. Vladimir Putin is a powerful ideological symbol and a

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The 2016 Election and the Demise of Journalistic Standards-Part 5

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The following [The 2016 Election and the Demise of Journalistic Standards, by Michael Goodwin] is adapted from a speech delivered on April 20, 2017, in Atlanta, Georgia, at a Hillsdale College National Leadership Seminar. Ronald Reagan’s optimism is often expressed

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The 2016 Election and the Demise of Journalistic Standards-Part 4

Hillsdale College campus aerial view of the main plaza with an American flag prominently displayed in the foreground. Walkways between buildings frame the grass-covered lawn and there are numerous trees with bright green foliage scattered across the landscape.

The following [The 2016 Election and the Demise of Journalistic Standards, by Michael Goodwin] is adapted from a speech delivered on April 20, 2017, in Atlanta, Georgia, at a Hillsdale College National Leadership Seminar. The Times’ previous reputation for having

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Social Justice Warriors

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The scene may change but the activity of social justice warriors remain the same. What once started out as an online strategy to combat racism and bigotry has morphed into something else entirely. It once had a positive connotation, but

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The 2016 Election and the Demise of Journalistic Standards-Part 3

Hillsdale College campus aerial view of the main plaza with an American flag prominently displayed in the foreground. Walkways between buildings frame the grass-covered lawn and there are numerous trees with bright green foliage scattered across the landscape.

The following [The 2016 Election and the Demise of Journalistic Standards, by Michael Goodwin] is adapted from a speech delivered on April 20, 2017, in Atlanta, Georgia, at a Hillsdale College National Leadership Seminar. I found the whole concept appalling.

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Foundations of Evolution – Part 3

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The foundations of evolution are filled with assumptions. It is a thread that courses through the entire theory from beginning to end. Evolutionists will deny this, of course, even violently so at times, when confronted with this obvious fact. While

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The 2016 Election and the Demise of Journalistic Standards-Part 2

Hillsdale College campus aerial view of the main plaza with an American flag prominently displayed in the foreground. Walkways between buildings frame the grass-covered lawn and there are numerous trees with bright green foliage scattered across the landscape.

The following [The 2016 Election and the Demise of Journalistic Standards, by Michael Goodwin] is adapted from a speech delivered on April 20, 2017, in Atlanta, Georgia, at a Hillsdale College National Leadership Seminar. As his rallies grew, the coverage

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Foundations of Evolution – Part 2

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The foundations of evolution, like all other theories, must start at the beginning. If the foundations of evolution are incorrect then you can reasonably conclude that the rest of the theory is junk and should be discarded. So then, let’s

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