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Senior Seminar Presentations
Dec 6, 1:50am: PAC A-7
Seniors will present their senior seminar presentations on Friday, Dec. 6, from 1-3pm and Monday, Dec. 9, from 8-10am.
Dec 10, 12:00pm: Jones Suite
The Department will provide a come-and-go lunch for students as they wrap up exams and papers and prepare to head home.
Nov 22, 2013 - The rollout of Obamacare has been a disaster. Today, Republicans think Obamacare will guarantee them election victories while Democrats hope the worst is behind them and support for Obamacare will gradually increase.
Which party is correct will depend on the ...read more
Oct 18, 2013 - In Herman Melville’s classic Moby Dick, Captain Ahab relentlessly pursues a white whale to extract revenge for previously destroying his ship. His obsession becomes so great that he irrationally pursues the whale to the point of destroying his ship and killing his crew. Like Ahab, the tea party is so obsessed with the president, Obamacare, the Republican establishment and compromise that it has lost its focus and is sinking the Republican ship. The conservative movement&r...read more
Gill argues property rights is next important religious liberty issue
Nov 4, 2013 - This morning University of Washington political scientist Tony Gill spoke to the Future of American Politics class on the future threats to religious liberty. Gill, who has written The Political Origins of Religious Liberty and is the host of Research on Religion pod casts, argued that the real issue that Christians should be concerned about is religious property rights and that these rights are more improtant than public displays of nativity scenes at Christmas. Gill started by talking about a church, Tim...read more
Union Forum "Seeks the Welfare of the City"
Oct 9, 2013 - Last night, over 300 students, faculty, staff, and members of the community attended the "Seek the Welfare of the City" event co-hosted by Union University's Center for Politics and Religion and the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank in Washington, DC. The event was designed to examine how citizens can respond to the needs of the disadvantaged in Jackson. The two speakers were Jay Richards who is a Visiting Scholar of the Institute's Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics and has written the book Money, Gree...read more