Resources for Restoring Civic Virtue

Voter Resources for 2018

Voter Guides

Christian Voter Guide

Christian Voter Guide Provides scorecards, background, and contact information for senators and congressmen by state. Also provides resources for clergy to encourage their congregations to vote Bilblical values. 

iVoter Guide

iVoter Guide. This voter guide comes with exellent recommendations from Kerby Anderson of Point of View and Don Wildmon of the American Family Association. Their mission: Our mission is to empower the handful of citizens necessary to restore the principles of limited government, free enterprise, and traditional Judeo-Christian values.

Conservative Review

Conservative Review Excellent resource for the national level. CR has detailed data on the records and policy positions of all Republican presidential candidates. CR also provides an indepth scorecard for each senator and member of Congress. Unlike many scorecards that only look at recent votes, CR takes the legislator's history into account. Many other good resources and opinion pieces. 

Heritage Action

Heritage Action Affiliated with the Heritage Foundation, Heritage Action provides detailed platform reviews for the Republican presidential candidates, scorecards for senators and congressmen, and information on recent votes and other current affaits.

Texas Values

Texas Values - Free Voter's Guide  The Texas Values mission is to preserve and andvance a culture of family values in the state of Texas. The Texas Values vision is to stand for biblical, Judeo-Christian values by ensuring Tecas isa a state in which religious liberty flourishes, families proper, and every human life is valued. 

Empower Texans

Empower Texans Promotes fiscal responsibility in the state of Texas. Includes a scorecard for Texas legislators based on their votes on fiscal issues.

Favorite Web Sites

Bill of Rights Institute

Established in September 1999, the Bill of Rights Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization that works to engage, educate, and empower individuals with a passion for the freedom and opportunity that exist in a free society.  The Institute develops educational resources and programs for a network of more than 50,000 educators and 30,000 students nationwide.

http://billofrightsinstitute.org

Real Truth Real Quick

Real Truth Real Quick is a podcast that answers your questions about life, leadership, the world we live in, the Bible, God, faith, or anything else that's on your mind. Tweet us, Facebook us, or email us your question and we may answer it on an upcoming episode of Real Truth. Real Quick.

Evidence for the Christian Faith

Cross Examined Frank Turek and others discuss the evidence for the Christian faith. 

A Reasonable Faith William Lane Craig takes on the question "Is Christianity true?" 

Bible Gateway

Bible Gateway is one of the best online Bible study tools. You can search a wide variety of translations of the Bible. Search by keyword, passage and much more.

Join the Journey

Join the Journey is a daily Bible study from Watermark Community Church.

The Manhattan Declaration

The Manhattan Declaration Is the Church's declaration concerning the sanctity of life, the dignity of marriage, and freedom of religion.

Media

On the Future and Hope of Your Life and Our City

On the one year anniversary of the Dallas police officer shootings, Todd spends time in 2 Chronicles, Jeremiah, and 1 Peter, calling us to be a blessing in the city God has us in. That our future and hope are in the resurrection and, as we seek God, that future and hope will transform our city.

On the Future and Hope of Your Life and Our City

The Christian in Culture

For many of us, the idea of speaking into culture and cultural issues can produce a variety of emotions. Some shrink back because of fear, others because of inadequacy. By walking through 1 Peter, Derek shares how Christ empowers you to overcome these fears and inadequacies in order to courageously engage the culture around you.

The Christian in Culture

Should A Christian Be Involved in Politics?

In this Real Truth Real Quick, Todd Wagner discusses the question:

Should a Christian Be Involved in Politics?

The Wolf at the Door

Is there a conspiracy afoot to destroy the greatness of America? If there is, it is nothing more than some manifestation of the same "conspiracy" that started in Genesis 3. If we understand human nature in light of God's Word, our country?s problem is more accurately described as a matter of obedience to our eternal Father, not an attack on America's founding fathers. Are we ready to take on on the real culprit ? the ineffective church ? or is it perhaps easier to blame secular philosophies for the state of our families, country and world? (2 sermons)

The Wolf at the Door

The Wall of Bronze


The Politics of the Gospel

What is the role of the church in American politics? As Christians we are blessed with the opportunity to influence our government toward righteousness through voting. This action alone is not enough though. We must continue to be the church, and invest in the people of our nation. The state of our political system represents the state of our nation, so the biggest influence in government we the church can make is by investing in the people of the nation.

The Politics of the Gospel

Believers & Government

With a momentous election just days away, believers will be wondering both how to vote and how involved they should be in the political process. But as followers of Christ, our duty to our government and our fellow citizens is not so much the exercise of our political voice but the cultivation of 

our prophetic voice.

Believers and Government: What Governs Our Usefulness In It?

Contending With Christianity's Critics

Seven topical sermons that answer the key questions raised by atheists and other objectors. 

Contending With Christianity's Critics

Monumental - The Movie

Monumental is a movie produced by Kirk Cameron that presents the story of the Pilgrims, starting with their flight from religious persecution. It includes a detailed discussion of the imagery of The Founders' Monument, which congtains the Pilgrims' blueprint for Liberty: Faith, Morality, Law, Education, Liberty. The movie can also be downloaded to iTunes.

Monumental - The Movie

Is God Good?

Kinetic type animation that briefly explores the nagging question, "If God is all-good and all-powerful, why is there evil in the world?"

Is God Good?

Television

Conservative Review TV

CRTV streams it's content over the Internet, avoiding restrictions from networks, advertisers, and the government. Current programming includes:

  • The Mark Levin Show
  • Louder with Crowder
  • Michelle Malkin Investigates
  • The Steve Deace Show

To learn more or to subscribe: CRTV

The Mark Levin Show

This is some of the best television available. Every evening is like a graduate level lecture on history, economics, politics, and law, delivered in an entertaining format. Mark also occasionally conducts long format interviews of prominent personalities - shades of William F. Buckley! Mark Levin is available on CRTV

Christians & Civic Virtue

The Colson Center

The Colson Center  Through the proclamation of Truth, leadership training, and collaboration with like-minded organizations, The Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview seeks to build and resource a movement of Christians committed to living and defending the Christian worldview. Founded by Chuck Colson, the Colson Center is a part of Prison Fellowship Ministries.

Wallbuilders

Wallbuilders is an organization dedicated to presenting America's forgotten history and heroes, with an emphasis on the moral, religious, and constitutional foundation on which America was built – a foundation which, in recent years, has been seriously attacked and undermined.

The Black Robe Regiment

The Black Robe Regiment is a resource and networking entity where church leaders and laypeople can network and educatethemselves as to our biblical responsibility to stand up for our Lord andSavior and to protect the freedoms and liberties granted to a moral people inthe divinely inspired US Constitution.

Eric Metaxas

Eric Metaxas  is the author of the New York Times #1 Bestseller, Bonhoeffer:  Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy. He writes on Christianity, politics, history, and culture. His recent book, If You Can Keep It, is "a chilling reminder that America's greatness cannot continue unless we embrace our own crucial role in living out what the founders entrusted to us."

Report on Religious Hostility

Report on Religious Hostility in America The Survey of Religious Hostility in America is a collection of more than 600 cases, detailing religious bigotry throughout America -- most of which have occurred within the past 10 years.

National Day of Prayer

National Day of Prayer  The mission of the National Day of Prayer Task Force is to mobilize prayer in America and to encourage personal repentance and righteousness in the culture.

Resources for Christian Voters

Why Christians Should Vote

Why Christians Should Vote  Summit Ministries document the presents the case that Christians have a responsiblity to vote, and the consequences if they do not do so.

National Center for Constitutional Studies

National Center for Constitutional Studies Their mission is to restore the U.S. Constitution in accordance with the intent of America's Founders. A good source of Consitutions and The 5,000 Year Leap.

Family Research Council

Family Research Council  "Our vision is a culture in which human life is valued, families flourish, and religious liberty thrives."

First Liberty Institute

First Liberty Institute is the largest legal organization in the nation dedicated exclusively to protecting religious freedom for all Americans.We believe that true religious liberty means recognizing the fundamental right of every individual to follow their conscience and to live according to their beliefs. Because of that, our mission is simple: protect religious freedom for all.

Texas Eagle Forum

Texas Eagle Forum "Texas Eagle Forum's mission is to enable conservative and pro-family men and women to participate in the process of self-government and public policy-making so that America will continue to be a land of individual liberty, respect for family integrity, public and private virtue, and private enterprise."

Voter Registration

Tips for a Successful Voter Registration Drive Handy resource from the Christian Coalition on how to conduct a voter registration drive.

Our Favorite Books

Frederic Bastiat

  • The Law (The FEE version with an introduction by Walter Williams is the best.)
  • Download The Law from FEE

Eric Metaxas

  • If You Can Keep It
  • Seven Men: And the Secret of Their Greatness
  • Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery
  • Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy
  • Miracles

Nancy Pearcey

  • Total Truth: Liberating Christianity from Its Cultural Captivity

Robert K. Jones, Esq.

  • Secure the Blessings of Liberty

Dr. L. Hollis Jones

  • The Entrusted Leader

James Robison and Jay W. Richards

  • Indivisible

Mark Levin

  • Rediscovering Americanism and the Tyranny of Progressivism
  • Plunder & Deceit
  • The Liberty Amendments
  • Ameritopia
  • Liberty & Tyranny

W. Cleon Skousen

  • The 5000 Year Leap, The 28 Great Ideas That Changed the World

John Locke

  • Second Treatise of Government

Hamilton, Jay, and Madison

  • The Federalist Papers

Charles C. Cofin

  • Story of Liberty, So you will comprehend what liberty has cost, and what it is worth.

David Barton

  • America's Godly Heritage
  • The Jefferson Lies
  • The Founders' Bible
  • Original Intent, The Courts, the Constitution, and Religion
  • The Myth of Separation, What is the Correct Relationship between Church and State?
  • The Role of Pastors & Christians in Civil Government
  • Desperate for Change, 40 Days of Prayer for America

Chuck Colson

  • God & Government, An Insider's View on the Boundaries Between Faith and Politics

Sandra Dee Reid

  • America Land of Principles and Promises, Founders' Principles, Tomorrow's Promises

Erwin W. Lutzer

  • When A Nation Forgets God, 7 Lessons We Must Learn From Nazi Germany

Rick Green

  • Freedom's Frame

1981 A Beka Book Publishing

  • The Modern Age The History of the World in Christian Perspective, Vol. II

Apps for Mac and IOS

Apps from the Apple Store

These are a few apps available for Apple products from the App Store. They contain useful information about the Rule of Law and other civic matters.

Declaration of Independence

App containing the complete text of the Declaration of Independence.

U.S. Constitution

App containing the full text of the Constitution of the United States with all amendments. 

Texas Constitution and Statutes

This app contains the text of the Texas Constitution & selected laws. Additional sections of the Texas Code can be obtained with in-App purchases. (Only available for Mac OS X)

Resources from Pray Stand Act

Sample Resolution.docx

A document in MS Word the provides a template for drafting a resolution for submission at a Precinct Convention.

Example Resolution.docx

A document in MS Word that provides an example of a completed resolution template. The example includes the endorsement indicating that the resolution was passed by the Precinct Convention and forwarded to the Senate District/County Convention (in Texas). 

3 Divine Insitutions

God has ordained 3 institutions to govern our affairs: Family, Church, and Government. This document discusses their unique roles and explores what happens when one institution usurps the role of another.

Platform Comparisons

One way to decide between political parties is to identify a set of key issues related to civic virtue, or other important topics and then compare:

  1. What does God's word say?
  2. What does the Democrat Party Platform say?
  3. What does the Republican Party Platform say?

This can help a voter work through the decision of who to support. This document provides an example  from the 2012 party platforms. It can be used as a template for your own analysis

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Resource files to assist Christians that wish to engage in the civil society.