Why Dishonor is Behind the Failure to Repeal Obamacare

By John Horvat | October 9th, 2017 at 6:43 am

BY: John Horvat / Contributor

John Horvat II is a scholar, researcher, educator, international speaker, and author of the book, Return to Order.

Filed Under: Contributor, Culture, Ethics, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Insurance, Mississippi PEP, National, Obamacare, Opinion, Politics, Republican, US Congress

If conservatives want to win, they must never surrender their principles. Rather, it is all the more urgent that they hold on to them, unite, and proudly affirm themselves in the debate and the public square. The failure of the Graham-Cassidy attempt to repeal Obamacare is symptomatic of a deeply unhealthy political system. The Obamacare […]

Trump Administration Announces Broad Religious And Moral Exemptions To HHS Mandate

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 7th, 2017 at 8:57 am

BY: MississippI PEP Staff /

The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: Christianity, Culture, Ethics, Faith, Liberty, News, Pro-life, Religion

New HHS policy aims to ensure religious freedom on issues of grave moral concern. The Trump administration announced broad new exemptions to the HHS contraceptive mandate on Friday, giving relief to religious non-profits and others with deeply held religious or moral convictions regarding contraception. A senior HHS official told reporters on Thursday that the exemptions […]

The “Go” of Reconciliation

By Oswald Chambers | September 27th, 2017 at 4:43 pm

BY: Oswald Chambers / Minister

Oswald Chambers (July 24, 1874 – November 15, 1917) was an early twentieth-century Scottish Baptist and Holiness Movement evangelist and teacher, best known for the devotional My Utmost for His Highest.

Filed Under: Christianity, Contributor, Culture, Devotional Study, Ethics, Faith, Inspirational

God’s Reconciliation doesn’t tell us, “If you search and find something because of your unbalanced sensitivity.”

The “Go” of Relationship

By Oswald Chambers | September 25th, 2017 at 8:59 pm

BY: Oswald Chambers / Minister

Oswald Chambers (July 24, 1874 – November 15, 1917) was an early twentieth-century Scottish Baptist and Holiness Movement evangelist and teacher, best known for the devotional My Utmost for His Highest.

Filed Under: Christianity, Contributor, Culture, Devotional Study, Ethics, Events, Influencing Institutions, Inspirational, Mississippi PEP, Principles of Freedom, Religion

Everything else may become blurred, but this relationship with Jesus Christ must never be.

Reflections of a White Supremacist

By Joseph Pearce | September 25th, 2017 at 2:33 pm

BY: Joseph Pearce / Author

Joseph Pearce is a Senior Contributor of The Imaginative Conservative. He is Senior Editor at the Augustine Institute, and Tolkien & Lewis Chair in Literary Studies at Holy Apostles College & Seminary. He is editor of the St. Austin Review, series editor of the Ignatius Critical Editions, and executive director of Catholic Courses. His books include The Quest for Shakespeare, Tolkien: Man and Myth, The Unmasking of Oscar Wilde, C. S. Lewis and The Catholic Church, Literary Converts, Wisdom and Innocence: A Life of G.K. Chesterton, Solzhenitsyn: A Soul in Exile, and Old Thunder: A Life of Hilaire Belloc.

Filed Under: Christianity, Civil Rights, Contributor, Culture, Ethics, Faith, Feature Stories, Influencing Institutions, Inspirational, Leadership, Mississippi PEP, Opinion, Principles of Freedom, Progressivism, Public Safety, Race, Religion, Social Justice

Having once been in the same place and the same psychological space as today’s white supremacists, and having experienced their sense of outrage and alienated anger, I hope that I can offer some insights.

Ole Miss Chancellor Reportedly Tells Students Favored Symbols Are Racist And Never Coming Back.

By MississippI PEP Staff | September 22nd, 2017 at 5:22 pm

BY: MississippI PEP Staff /

The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: Culture, Ethics, Feature Stories, History, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, MS State Government, News, Ole Miss, Oxford, Politics, Progressivism, Race, Social Justice, State Flag

Among the items in Ole Miss Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter’s list is the official flag of the State of Mississippi. An alert from the Our State Flag Foundation reports that Ole Miss Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter spoke today to an engineering class and had some startling words. According to witnesses, Vitter told the class that the school […]

Culture and the Snare of Group Identity

By John Glenn | September 16th, 2017 at 7:11 am

BY: John Glenn / Asst. Professor of English

John L. Glenn is an Assistant Professor of English at Atlanta Metropolitan State College, and his writings have appeared in The Federalist, The Birmingham News, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Library Journal, and elsewhere.

Filed Under: Contributor, Culture, Drugs, Ethics, Feature Stories, History, Immorality, Liberty, Medicaid, Mississippi PEP, Opinion, Principles of Freedom, Race, Virtue

Convenient excuses are abundant (the system, the elites, outsiders, disadvantage) and need to be unveiled for what they are. The point is that until the stranglehold of group identity can be broken, a paradigm shift, enabling people to get beyond the very real and perceived obstacles, can’t happen

Christian Charity Outpaces FEMA In Hurricane Disaster Response.

By MississippI PEP Staff | September 16th, 2017 at 7:00 am

BY: MississippI PEP Staff /

The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: Charity, Christianity, Culture, Ethics, Faith, Federal Government, Influencing Institutions, Inspirational, Leadership, National, News, Principles of Freedom, Public Service, Religion

If you want to reel in government and curb the bureaucracy, you have to make the services government provides irrelevant. And the way to do that is provide them privately.

The Legacy of the Welfare State and the Loss of Mississippi Grit

By Keith Plunkett | September 8th, 2017 at 6:10 am

BY: Keith Plunkett / Managing Editor

Keith Plunkett is the Policy and Communications Director for the United Conservatives Fund, and the Founder and Publisher of MississippiPEP.com.

Filed Under: Civil Rights, Contributor, Culture, Democrats, Education, Faith, Feature Stories, Federal Government, History, Influencing Institutions, Justice, Keith Plunkett, Legislature, Liberty, Mississippi, Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus, Mississippi PEP, Mississippi State House, MS State Government, Opinion, Politics, Principles of Freedom, Progressivism, Race, Social Justice, State Flag

Mississippi’s current level of dependence — in terms of state government and in terms of individual — prove the welfare state accomplished what slavery and Jim Crow couldn’t.

Pouring Out the Water of Satisfaction

By Oswald Chambers | September 3rd, 2017 at 9:47 am

BY: Oswald Chambers / Minister

Oswald Chambers (July 24, 1874 – November 15, 1917) was an early twentieth-century Scottish Baptist and Holiness Movement evangelist and teacher, best known for the devotional My Utmost for His Highest.

Filed Under: Christianity, Culture, Devotional Study, Faith, Inspirational, Leadership, Mississippi PEP, Principles of Freedom, Public Service, Religion, Virtue

We must sacrifice for others and for ourselves. If you are always keeping blessings to yourself and never learning to pour out anything “to the Lord,” other people will never have their vision of God expanded through you.