And neglecting the needy? At a summit meeting on AIDS in
I have talked with the president about his faith, which, I can tell you, is rock solid. You may dislike the president?s policies, but challenging this man?s faith in this way?no, that?s out of order.
John Calvin, the great reformer for whom this once proud school was named, said, ?The first duty of subjects towards their rulers is to entertain the most honorable views of their office, recognizing it as a delegated jurisdiction from God.? People in office should be held in ?esteem and veneration,? and he added that we are to ?bear patiently their failures.?
The best advice I can give these upstart students and faculty at
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?Calvin College faculty, grads, students protest Bush visit,? Detroit Free Press,
Kathleen Gray, ?Pomp and Politics in Grand Rapids,?
Chuck Currie?s blog includes the text of the advertisement.
Read the text of President Bush?s commencement speech at
Steven Harmon, ?Anti-Bush ad ?out of love for Calvin?,? Grand Rapids Press,
Michael A. Fletcher, ?Bush Issues Call to Service at Michigan College,?
Charles Honey, ?Calvin College endowment will honor Charles Colson,? Grand Rapids Press,
BreakPoint Commentary No. 040106, ?At the Foot of the Cross: A Story You Haven?t Heard.?
BreakPoint Commentary No. 031103, ?Mankind Is Our Business: Christians and Human Rights.?
Charles Colson, Kingdoms in Conflict (1986).
Cornelius Plantinga, Jr., Not the Way It?s Supposed to Be: A Breviary of Sin (Eerdmans, 1996).
John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion (1585).