T. David Gordon

T. David Gordon

T. David Gordon, Ph.D., is a professor of religion and Greek at Grove City College and a contributing scholar with The Center for Vision & Values.

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STREAMING VIDEO – 2014 – Jesus and Religious Liberty

May 14, 2014 | by | Topic: Annual Conference Lectures, Annual Conference Lectures 2014, Faith and Freedom Abused, Streaming Video

Dr. T. David Gordon speaks at The Center for Vision & Values 2014 annual conference, Faith and Freedom Abused: Threats to our Religious Liberty.… More>

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Gay marriage, bigotry and the public interest

August 7, 2013 | by | Topic: The Law

What I find somewhat surprising in the gay-marriage discussion is this: By the evidence of most polls, nearly half of Americans favor gay marriage, even though only 3-5 percent of Americans are gay. That is, only a very small minority … More>

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Justice Kennedy’s “demeaning” DOMA ruling

July 12, 2013 | by | Topic: The Law

In the limits of this brief essay I cannot adequately address the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), or the entirety of the Supreme Court’s recent decision regarding the same. As a native Virginian, however, I must fully disclose that, insofar … More>

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Thoughts on Same-Sex Marriage, Part III: The Issue Is Civil, Not Religious

April 4, 2013 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Content of Character

Parties on each side of the same-sex marriage issue often interject religion into the discussion. In my opinion, this is unhelpful. The manifest intention of the First Amendment is that the majority may not impose its religious preferences on the … More>

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Thoughts on Same-Sex Marriage, Part II: Distinguishing Rights and Privileges

April 4, 2013 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Content of Character

It is very important to distinguish rights from privileges. Rights are things we do, with which the government may not interfere. Privileges are things the government does for us. I have a right to publish my own opinions; I have … More>

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Thoughts on Same-Sex Marriage, Part I: The Politics of Rights and “Ressentiment”

April 4, 2013 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Content of Character

Despite all the recent commotion about same-sex marriage, I don’t have a dog in this fight. But I do have an interest in the discussion being clear and civil, and I notice several factors that prevent the discussion from being … More>

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Firearms Discussion (Part V): “Reasonable” or “Sensible” Firearms Policies?

January 28, 2013 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Path to Freedom, The Persuaders

President Obama routinely promotes his firearms policies with the adjectives “reasonable” or “sensible,” and he probably believes quite sincerely that his proposals are just that. Implicit in such adjectives, however, is that those who disagree with him (including, I suppose, … More>

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Firearms Discussion (Part IV): “Reason or Emotion, Mr. President?”

January 17, 2013 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Path to Freedom, The Persuaders

As I wrote this article, my most recent among several on firearms policy, I anticipated the president addressing the nation on the matter at any moment. What I say here preceded his address, so the essay is neither a … More>

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Firearms Discussion (Part III): “We Will Preserve Your Second Amendment Right to Hunt?”

January 15, 2013 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Path to Freedom, The Persuaders

One commonly recurring statement from gun-control forces, including in Congress and the White House, is the supposedly reassuring comment: “We will preserve your Second Amendment right to hunt.”

I will be generous here and assume that those who make such … More>

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Firearms Discussion (Part II): “Firearms Buy-back Proposal”

January 15, 2013 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Path to Freedom, The Persuaders

The debate over firearms includes a lot of confusing language and expressions. This is reflective of other forms of confusion in the debate, such as the common—but illogical—notion that reducing the number of firearms would have the effect of reducing … More>

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Firearms Discussion (Part I): “Getting Firearms ‘Off the Streets’”

January 15, 2013 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Path to Freedom, The Persuaders

Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan rightly said, “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts.” He might just have rightly said, “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to be confusing.”

The discussion of … More>

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The Roots of Tocqueville’s American Exceptionalism

April 1, 2011 | by | Topic: The Path to Freedom

Editor’s note: Dr. T. David Gordon will be a participant in an April 7-8 conference hosted by The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College on American exceptionalism: “America: Still the Last Best Hope?”

It is not uncommon … More>

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A Biblical Theology of Almsgiving

April 5, 2005 | by | Topic: Conference Papers, The Content of Character

CVV Inaugural Conference
The Road From Poverty to Freedom: A Look Backward and Forward at the War on Poverty
(Sticht Lecture Hall in the Hall of Arts and Letters)

“A Biblical Theology of Almsgiving”
By T. David Gordon, Ph.D.
Professor … More>

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