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The Peril, and Possibilities, of Christian Political Parties

August 30 th 2018 by Bryan McGraw

Lessons from nineteenth-century Christians on political catechesis.

Don't Call It Theocracy

July 5 th 2018 by James K.A. Smith

A caution for reactionary liberals who hear “theocracy” whenever Christians talk about “the kingdom.”

Isolation and the Prospects for Democracy: The Challenge for the Alienated

May 24 th 2018 by Kevin den Dulk

Does pluralism have an answer to our social estrangement?

The Politics of the Good Samaritan

January 18 th 2018 by Robert Joustra

We've projected our political biases onto the parable. Can we hear it again, afresh?

Public Office as a Spiritual Discipline

January 11 th 2018 by Bill Haslam

The governor of Tennessee reflects on the call to political service as a call to take up your cross.

Does Tyranny Need a Twelve Step Program?

July 13 th 2017 by David T. Koyzis

Democracy and tyranny have a codependent relationship

Do We Need a Foreign Policy Pope?

June 1 st 2017 by Robert Joustra

The trouble with trying to discern orthodoxy from heresy in civil religion.

A Form of Godliness

June 1 st 2017 by Susan Wise Bauer

Why civil religion won't save us from religious nationalism or radical secularism.

Hoping for Too Much?

April 27 th 2017 by Heath W. Carter

An Obama staffer's memoir shows that the problem with American politics might be us.

The Cornerstone the Economists Rejected

March 30 th 2017 by Brian Dijkema

An economist discovers that morality matters for healthy markets—and society.

In Violence We Trust?

March 23 rd 2017 by Matthew Loftus

Can we meet our desire for security with more than lamenting "senseless violence"?

The Shipwrecked Book: Mark Lilla's Nostalgic Prison

March 9 th 2017 by Robert L. Kehoe III

Is all social conservation just defensive reaction?

"Deserve's Got Everything to Do with It"

March 2 nd 2017 by Mark Mulder

The resentment that explains rural white political identity sits in tension with both grace and truth.

The Death of Expertise as a Decline of Trust

March 1 st 2017 by Tom Nichols with James K.A. Smith

When we trust our feelings more than anything else, we stop trusting expert knowledge. And it could kill us.

Who Watches the Nudgers?

March 1 st 2017 by Karen Tan

It's less about trusting government and more about governments being trustworthy.