Without Morsi, Christian persecution surges
Beth Byrd, Baptist Press

At least six Egyptian Christians have been murdered in a persecution surge following former president Mohamed Morsi’s removal from office July 3.

A U.S. Constitution for Our Dystopian Present
Anthony Esolen, Crisis Magazine

We the People of the United States of America, to relieve ourselves of the burdens of virtue and the nuisance of self-government, and to secure the blessings that flow from the collective and the isolated individual, do establish this Constitution.

Study: World Is Turning More Religious; Atheism Declining
Anugrah Kumar, Christian Post

A new study says the world is more religious now than it was four decades ago, and this trend will continue to 2020 and perhaps beyond even as the global share of the nonreligious is likely to witness a sustained decrease.

The Real Significance of the Crusades
David Byrne, Crisis Magazine

Sometimes the story goes like this: The Catholic Church attacked the Holy Land in 1095 and relations between Christians and Muslims have been poisoned ever since. This simplistic interpretation is not only false, it misses the real significance of the Crusades.