Why We Celebrate the Magna Carta
The Church’s Role in Guaranteeing Our Freedoms
by Eric Metaxas, Breakpoint
June 15th marks the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta—a document that has been called “the foundation of the freedom of the individual against the arbitrary authority of the despot.” As you might expect, Great Britain is pulling out all the stops to celebrate the anniversary. And as you might also expect, the celebrations are omitting an important detail: the role of Christianity in “the foundation of freedom.”

Doctors and Evolution
by David Klinghoffer, The Poached Egg
In an almost charmingly naïve article, Francie Diep at Pacific Standard wonders, “Why Do Some Doctors Reject Evolution?” Her news peg is Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson, a neurosurgeon who has expressed reservations about Darwinian accounts of evolution — though I don’t know that anyone has questioned him sharply and in an informed way about his ideas on the subject. Miss Diep is perplexed: “We assumed such beliefs would be unusual among doctors.” Not so, she discovered.

Elisabeth Elliot (1926-2015)
by Justin Taylor, The Gospel Coalition
Elisabeth Elliot (née Howard; born December 21, 1926) died this morning (June 15, 2015) at the age of 88. She was a beautiful woman of whom the world was not worthy. Here is her brief testimony, told in her typically understated way…

(Read an interview with Elisabeth Elliot from Touchstone in 2000. Woman on A Mission: Elisabeth Elliot on Missions, Youth, Men & Women.)