Category: International Politics

The Israeli Unity Government, Explained

When Israelis awoke on the morning of Sunday, May 17, something was different. By the end of the day, for the first time in over 500 days, they were in a country with a fully functional government. For almost a...

/ June 22, 2020

The Populists and the Pandemic

Recently the world commemorated VE day, celebrating the vast global effort to defeat fascism, an inhuman ideology which sacrificed life on the altar of materialism. The Queen gave a speech to her quarantined subjects: declaring that ‘our streets are not...

/ May 20, 2020

Busena and Emmanuel’s Story: Refugees Seeking Peace

This is a bit of an unusual post for us. Here’s the story: Through my church I recently became aware of a refugee situation in Lincoln involving a young South Sudanese man named Emmanuel Chol who recently lost his refugee...

/ May 8, 2020

To Help Persecuted Christians the U.S. Needs to Freeze the Buhari Regime’s Stolen Funds

Six years ago, in 2014, the Isle of Jersey managed to seize over $300 million dollars in embezzled funds from the grip of the warlord and notorious human rights violator General Sani Abacha, who had previously ruled Nigeria with an...

/ April 29, 2020

Rise of the Titans: Fascism, Christianity, and the Seduction of the Brutal

If you visit the Hotel du Lac, an inexplicably French-named bed and breakfast catering to German and British on the shores of Lake Garda, in Italy, you will likely see some of the hotel’s collection of decorative inter-war travel posters,...

/ July 16, 2019

Buhari Regime Underwrites Corruption and Persecution in Nigeria

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election victory in February of this year was in many ways a surprise. His first term’s report card included a failing economy, rising violence, higher unemployment, and almost no progress in tackling corruption and lawlessness. This...

/ July 12, 2019

The War of All Against One: Why Christians Should Not Be Populists

(Presented for Delivery at the 2019 Henry Institute Symposium on Christianity and Politics, Calvin College, April 26, 2019)

/ June 12, 2019

How the Irish Lost Themselves and Their Ancestral Inheritance and How They May Find Themselves Again

By Emily Sullivan When I was growing up I heard two key narratives about “our people,” my Irish ancestors. Though I now look back at them with a bit less sentimentality, these stories nonetheless formed my sense of identity and...

/ May 30, 2018
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Global Economies, Immigration, and Precarious Places

By Matthew Petersen In response to somewhat shrill claims by some Christian intellectuals that Christians ought to support mass migration, and oppose Brexit, Stephen Wolfe recently published an article at Mere Orthodoxy arguing that Christians can (and perhaps should) oppose...

/ August 17, 2016

The Cross and ISIS

I’m pleased to publish this guest post by Tim Scheiderer on how Christians ought to be thinking about their response to ISIS and other similar terrorist organizations. Islamic terrorism’s path continues to widen in the West. Last year, it darkened...

/ August 12, 2016