Category: Current Politics

Setting Fire to Modern Civilization: On Abuse and Institutions

At this point, the fact of the GOP’s acceptance of the fact that Donald Trump assaults women is well established. So too is their acceptance of the fact that Roy Moore was a pedophile. That this fact should not keep either...

/ September 18, 2018

Time to Flourish: On the Center for Public Justice’s New Paid Family Leave Report

If there is anything that the recent political sturm und drang about family separation at the border has emphasized, it is the undeniable sanctity of the family—at least in the political imaginary. The idea that the state might separate children...

/ July 23, 2018

Romans 13, Jeff Sessions, and Separating Families at the Border

In Dr. James Dobson’s Letter from 2012 predicting the dire consequences of an Obama election, he included the possibility of homeschooling families being forced to flee to Australia or New Zealand to continue educating their children at home. Imagine, if you...

/ June 15, 2018

Lessons from Valladolid: On Being Decent in an Indecent Age

By Catherine Addington When a Christian is caught between a political economy hostile to human flourishing and a Church all too often comfortable with the status quo, it is demoralizing to have recourse to an ugly, embattled public square. Who...

/ June 11, 2018

Evangelical Indifference to the Immigrant in Historical Perspective

By Miles Smith Last week, reputable reports appeared that the United States government had begun forcibly separating children from their parents at the border and even at installations within the United States. An op-ed at the Los Angeles Times by...

/ May 29, 2018

Can There Be Mercy in Trump’s America?

Early last week our president, when responding to a sheriff’s comment about a member of a violent immigrant gang, said that:

/ May 21, 2018

Health and the Power of the State

By Daniel Hindman Over the last several years, public health has become sexy. It wasn’t always this way. Prevention was boring. Who, besides your dentist, gets passionate about tooth brushing and fluoridation of the water supply? We joke every New...

/ May 15, 2018

3 Notes on the Kevin Willamson Firing

Yesterday Kevin Williamson’s extremely short time at The Atlantic came to an abrupt end. There’s been no shortage of angst about it amongst conservatives and, thus, no shortage of panicky responses from the right and “he deserved it,” pieces from the...

/ April 6, 2018

Why I Didn’t March in the March for Our Lives

By Josh Britton On Saturday I watched my social media feeds fill with photos of friends and neighbors attending the March For Our Lives on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington. Having lived in D.C. for a decade, I’ve observed quite a...

/ March 27, 2018
book-reviews

Book Review: Life’s Work: A Moral Argument for Choice by Willie Parker

By Brewer Eberly Is there a topic at the intersection of Christianity and medicine today more fraught than abortion? Opinions divide in the public square just as they do in the pew, at the bedside, and in the bedroom. Abortion...

/ February 16, 2018