Category: Current Politics

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The Culture War Is Interested in You

Last summer, David Brooks wrote that the social conflicts “oriented around the Sexual revolution” were over. Legal same-sex marriage and the declining influence of traditional Christianity had combined, he wrote, to put the goals of the culture wars of the last few decades out...

/ May 18, 2016
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Evangelicalism After Trump: The religious left isn’t a solution.

Ruth Graham’s latest in Slate is, to the surprise of no one who reads her regularly, a well-done, interesting take on the future of American Christianity. You should read the whole thing, but the excerpts below gets at the key...

/ May 17, 2016
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Evangelicalism After Trump: Revisiting Economics

The next post in our series comes from my friend Dr. Brad Littlejohn. My esteemed predecessors in this series have offered bracing words of optimism in the face of Trump’s hostile takeover of the GOP. This manifestation of divine judgment...

/ May 12, 2016
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Evangelicalism After Trump: Evangelicals should stay in the GOP.

The third post in the series comes from my friend Stephen Wolfe. Steven Wedgeworth has written a stirring piece declaring that now is the time for Christians to finally escape from the Republican Party. That I was supposed to desire...

/ May 11, 2016
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Evangelicalism After Trump: Now is the time to escape from the GOP.

The second post in the Evangelicalism After Trump series comes from my friend Steven Wedgeworth. When I awoke Wednesday morning in Central Florida the sky was still dark and intermittent explosions of electricity filled the sky. Thunder boomed, as the...

/ May 6, 2016
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Evangelicalism After Trump: The Moral Bankruptcy of the GOP

I am putting together a series of posts about evangelicalism after Trump with a particular focus on our political future after the nomination of Donald Trump by the Republican party. This first post in the series is from Mere O...

/ May 4, 2016
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Religious Extremism and Religious Liberty

One reader (perhaps we can call him Mere O’s very own Professor Kingsfield?) of Friday’s post raised another possible mechanism that could be used by courts or legislatures to target conservative religious groups: the fear of “religious extremism.” Jake —...

/ April 25, 2016
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Hope, History, and the American Church After Obergefell

It’s a truth universally recognized by anyone who has ever talked about the BenOp that a person who expresses concern about the church’s future is in want of a person to quote Tertullian at them. Sorry, is that cheeky? Here’s...

/ April 22, 2016
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Blame Jacques Derrida for Donald Trump.

I’m pleased to run this guest piece by S.D. Kelly, particularly given the direction the Trump campaign has gone in the past week. A dozen years after his death, the ideas promoted by the historian and philosopher Jacques Derrida still...

/ March 31, 2016
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Of Jayber Crow and Donald Trump

In his novel Jayber Crow Wendell Berry raises the question of how a person can love and give themselves to something that is dying. Throughout the novel, Crow, the book’s protagonist, reflects on his life in Port William, a small Kentucky...

/ March 7, 2016