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Mass. AG declares truce in war on church bathroomsDwight G. Duncan

'Tis the season to be jolly. In keeping with that Christmas spirit, four evangelical churches just dropped their lawsuit against the Commonwealth. The lawsuit claimed that recent regulations interpreting ...

One Christian's view of politics Dwight G. Duncan

With the election of Donald Trump as president, we have just experienced the greatest political upset in American history. The pundits, the polls, and the media all got it wrong; and with the surprising ...

A layman's guide to the history of Church reformDwight G. Duncan

Yale University Press has just published a magnificent survey of Christian history entitled "Reformations: The Early Modern World, 1450-1650" by the Yale historian Carlos M. N. Eire. This Halloween will ...

Relegating the first of our freedoms to the back of the bus Dwight G. Duncan

On Sept. 7, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights issued a report on reconciling nondiscrimination principles with civil liberties. The summary stated, "Civil rights protections ensuring nondiscrimination...are ...

Laboring over workDwight G. Duncan

We are soon to celebrate Labor Day, our annual commemoration of work. And, of course, we celebrate work by taking off work. In doing so, we are following the biblical pattern established by our Creator, ...

Goodbye, Dolly! Dwight G. Duncan

A few months ago, the mother of one of my best friends died. Her name is Ruthanne "Dolly" Donahue. I knew her, because I knew her son Jim from the time he arrived at MIT as a freshman in 1987 until he ...

Fathers of all kindsDwight G. Duncan

Last weekend we celebrated Father's Day, just as we celebrate Mother's Day in May. While our federal government is moving to abolish the separation between male and female bathrooms, and our state led ...

The sorry state of our politics Dwight G. Duncan

Teaching Constitutional Law for over 25 years can be hazardous to your (mental) health. The reason is that our U.S. Constitution articulates a certain vision of how our country should be run: the rule ...