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Join our live conversation with Rep. David Brat

Join us this Wednesday afternoon at 1 p.m. EDT for a lively conversation with Rep. David Brat (R-Va). Our conversation will focus on the the intersection of faith and work -- particularly within higher education, business, and politics.

Pope Francis acknowledges faithful as he parades on his way to celebrate Mass Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, Pool) **FILE**

The Pope Francis phenomenon

Based on his writings, I have been admittedly critical of Pope Francis I. My principal observation is that he does not understand democratic capitalism as we practice it in the United States. His preconceptions of society and economics lead him inexorably to the conclusion that society's solutions to the macro problems of the world lie with big government. This view conflicts with the "bottom-up" democracy held dear by Americans.

Soviet Union and Russian Victory banner

The communists among us

OK, watch out! Incoming! I'm going to let them have it, full bore. Having just spent a month in the former Soviet Union, specifically Russia and Ukraine, I'm going to say some things that many Americans won't want to hear. But these things need to be said. As the old saying goes, truth is the best medicine.

Jonathan Edwards 2-volume set by Banner of Truth Publishing. (Image courtesy of Matthew Everhard)

Top 10 Jonathan Edwards books

Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) is considered one of America's first and most important philosophers and theologians. Here are the 10 best books by and about Edwards.

Ukraine hopes Russia joins debt deal

After completing a grueling debt renegotiation with its international creditors, Ukraine still has a large mountain to climb solving the problem of the $3 billion bond with Russia.