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Engaging Social Issues in the Market of Ideas

In a culture sharply divided by political differences and varying worldviews, what can you bring to the table? That’s a question people of faith have been debating for centuries – and for good reason. Are we called to “mind our own business” and keep our beliefs to ourselves? Or do we have a role to play in influencing society for good? We want to help you think through these important questions with this collection of thought-provoking articles.

Christianity in the Public Square for the Public Good

Over the past two decades, The Veritas Forum has been hosting vibrant discussions on life's hardest questions and engaging the world's leading colleges and universities with Christian perspectives and the relevance of Jesus.

5 myths about Christian engagement in the public square

As they have in every generation, evangelicals are wrestling with their role in the larger culture. Today’s increasingly post-Christian America has added new urgency to the discussion.

The Center for Public Theology

The Center for Public Theology features the engagement of a secular order with the riches of confessional theology. The resulting collision of these worlds we call “public theology,” for here we consider how biblical doctrine speaks to the major issues of the public square. Our attempt is directly Augustinian, for we members of the city of God address the city of man in our engagement.

You Really Want Us to Keep Our Faith to Ourselves?

Growing numbers of voices are telling Christians “Keep your views to yourself!” "Stay out of the public square!" Well, what if we did?

The Culture Translator

The Culture Translator is a weekly newsletter designed to help you keep pace with the quickly changing culture of your students and inspire great conversations!

Acton Institute for the study of religion and liberty

The Acton Institute is a non-profit research organization dedicated to the study of free-market economics informed by religious faith and moral absolutes.

The Witherspoon Institute

The Witherspoon Institute is an independent research center that works to enhance public understanding of the moral foundations of free and democratic societies.

Physician-Assisted Suicide

Physician-assisted suicide is positioned by some as a caring response to the challenge of dying. But is it?

Attacking the Image? Human Dignity in a Secular Age

Sorting out a revolution is a tricky business. When the prevailing cultural sentiment is “you do you,” what does an appropriate response to moral chaos even look like?

Does Science Hate Philosophy?

Bill Nye is not a professional scientist, but he does play one on TV. You could even consider Nye a method actor, given how seamlessly he can disappear into his “science guy” alter ego.

A Call of Public Spiritual Disciplines

Private devotions must lead to public actions. It’s here that talking about “public spiritual disciplines” and teaching how to pursue them will be helpful and necessary if the church is going to be a strong witness for Christ.

Doing the Right Thing

This six-session video-based study explores the ethical and moral breakdown that is hitting culture from all sides. Through panel discussions, interviews, and live student questions it raises ethical issues in a non-condemning but challenging way, stimulating thought, discussion, and action. The video sessions and accompanying participant’s guide encourage you to examine yourself and how ethical and character issues relate to your life at home, school, and your workplace. As a result of this discussion and self-examination, you and your group will exhort each other and promote an ethic of virtue in your spheres of influence and in the culture at large.

Stem Cell Research

Stem cells are the basic building blocks of the human body. They are responsible for creating, replenishing and rejuvenating over 200 of our body's cell-types. Stem cell research is an exciting new frontier for scientists and patients who are looking for cures. It is also one of our country's most hotly debated issues.

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