Alan Sears

CP Op-Ed Contributor

No City of Man Without City of God

When President Ronald Reagan spoke to the Ecumenical Prayer Breakfast in Dallas, Texas, on Aug. 23, 1984, he stressed the important role religion plays in the Church and in the state. And he warned against diminishing the former to increase the latter by suggesting "the city of man cannot long survive without the city of God."

Peering Through the Smoke of the Marriage Debate

Childhood camping experiences taught me you don't want green wood when you're starting a fire. It creates too much smoke. Plenty of heat, too, but mostly smoke, of the kind that envelops you and leaves you too blind to see the marshmallows and hot dogs you're burning to a crisp.

The Battle Requires Perspective and Perseverance

Frequently, in the fights for life, marriage, and religious freedom, it's easy to get caught up in the moment, throw one's hands up in the air, and wonder if the struggle is worth it. And this is especially so when it seems court decision after court decision is going the wrong way…for a time.

Morality and the Military

Someday, historians will record the Senate's repeal last week of the imperfect "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy regarding homosexual behavior in the military as the loss of a battle.