Saturday Series

“Bourgeois norms” matter in poverty fighting

Books | The need for rediscovery and renewal of historic middle-class American values
by Howard A. Husock
Posted 5/23/20, 03:05 pm

In Who Killed Civil Society? The Rise of Big Government and Decline of Bourgeois Norms, Howard A. Husock shows how poverty fighters a century ago promoted an American three-self doctrine: self-respect, self-control, self-government.

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A family history, Part 2

Family | How Grampy Buck spurred me on
by John R. Erickson
Posted 5/16/20, 12:49 pm

Author and rancher John R. Erickson’s 2005 book Prairie Gothic: The Story of a West Texas Family includes stories of his ancestors and those who played key roles in their lives. The author of the popular Hank the Cowdog series first introduced us to his mother’s family in May 2018, and last month, we learned more about the Shermans.

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Wedding vendors’ messy battle for religious liberty

Books | The arguments for and against compromise for conscientious objectors to same-sex marriage
by Luke Goodrich
Posted 5/09/20, 02:04 pm

The battle regarding same-sex marriage seems to be over for now, in the way that the abortion battle is not. Pro-life counselors outside abortion businesses still contribute to some last-minute changes of heart, but pro–Biblical marriage counselors are not standing outside city halls and wedding chapels pleading with same-sex couples about to make their vows.

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