The previous week marked another anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s “Gettysburg Address.” With only 271 words, dedicating a field to fallen soldiers, he delivered the most iconic presidential speech in U.S. history. Tragically, within 18 months, Lincoln would be dead, assassinated for prying open the door of freedom. This week’s anniversary reminded me of one […]
Last month, the Reverend Chu Yiu-ming, at age 75, made an appearance in a Hong Kong court room to defend himself against the charge of being “a nuisance to the public,” along with a number of additional subversive accusations. Reverend Chu, a Baptist minister, is a leader of Taiwan’s “Umbrella Movement.” It was – and […]
Linda Kay Klein is a soft-spoken, polite Midwesterner who does not immediately strike someone as a firebrand. Yet, her latest book, “PURE: Inside the Evangelical Movement that Shamed a Generation of Young Women and How I Broke Free,” is a revolutionary manifesto in which she takes on the repressive, religious culture in which she was raised.