Policy proposals

Books | Does democracy murder itself?
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 3/14/19, 03:18 pm

John Adams once wrote, “Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself.” In Why Culture Matters Most (Oxford, 2018) David Rose shows what happens when trust within a democracy evaporates. He notes the constitutional mandate for the federal government to “promote the general welfare,” and argues well that “the only way to promote the general welfare is never to promote the welfare of any individual or group.” Now that special interest welfare abounds, deficits in both dollars and trust surround us.

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A matter of attribution

Media | Publisher withdraws Derek Thomas’ Acts commentary due to plagiarism 
by Emily Belz
Posted 3/14/19, 11:49 am

In 2017, WORLD named as its “Series of the Year” the Reformed Expository Commentary from P&R Publishing. Various Reformed pastor-scholars authored the volumes in the series, drawing from their own sermons, and P&R plans for the series eventually to cover every book of the Bible. We praised it because we found that good editing brought out the best in the sermons without being too academic.

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Finding hope in the sovereignty of God

Books | An excerpt from WORLD’s 2018 Book of the Year in the Accessible Theology category
by Cameron Cole
Posted 3/09/19, 09:59 am

Cameron Cole’s cry from the heart and mind was WORLD’s 2018 Book of the Year in the Accessible Theology category because Therefore I Have Hope can benefit both sufferers and their friends who want to help. The center of the book physically and spiritually is God’s providence.

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