Are You Out of Your Brain? Reflections on Free Will and Neuroscience
Mark S. Latkovic, Public Discourse

Thinking presupposes a functioning brain, but it cannot be reduced to the brain.

Rubio to Introduce Senate Bill to Ban Abortions After 20 Weeks
Fred Barnes, The Weekly Standard

Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) today agreed to be the lead sponsor of a Senate bill to ban abortion after an unborn child is 20 weeks old. A similar measure passed the House last month and a state version is now being debated in the Texas legislature, where it is likely to be approved.

Why Christians are Concerned About DOMA: Two Valid Reasons, Two Not-So-Much
Derek Rishmawy, Christ and Pop Culture

I’ve noticed four main recurring themes, although there are surely more, in Christian concern about the decisions. Two are legitimate and two ought to be repented of. It seems constructive, both for understanding dialogue and Christian growth, to briefly review them.

Catholics, Evangelicals, Others Join Forces for Religious Liberty
Kristin Rudolph, Juicy Ecumenism

Yesterday (July 2) a group of inter-religious leaders released a letter responding to the Obama Administration’s Health and Human Services (HHS) final version of its contraceptive insurance coverage mandate.