Category: Political Theology

Every Foreign Land their Fatherland, Yet Every Fatherland a Foreign Land

Another Fourth of July has come and gone, and many American Christians have thanked God for placing them within the borders of the United States. The love of nation and the love of God have had a history of becoming...

/ July 11, 2012

Post-Partisan Evangelicals and the Culture Wars: An Attempt at Clarification

David French has posted an “open letter” to post-partisan evangelicals that’s bound to get a lot of attention because, well, that’s what “open letters” are designed to do.  The whole piece tells his story of becoming a card carrying member...

/ May 24, 2012

Culture Wars and the Future of the Evangelical Political Witness

Rachel Held Evans struck a chord with her breathless reminder that when it comes to the culture wars, young evangelicals are just so over that.   There’s a lot to agree with in her post and it’s hard to not...

/ May 15, 2012

Who is Jesus? A Discussion on Sullivan’s Essay

I participated in a semi-f0rmal Twitter chat this evening with Fred Sanders on Andrew Sullivan’s Newsweek essay.  It was a fun exercise and an interesting discussion and I am grateful to Biola for taking it on and to Brett McCracken...

/ April 5, 2012
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Christianity in Crisis: The Resurrection and Andrew Sullivan

The response to Andrew Sullivan’s cover story on the crisis of Christianity has surprised me, if only because his appeal seems to go no deeper than rehashing the sort of anti-creedal theological liberalism that mainline Protestant denominations have taken to....

/ April 4, 2012

More than Hearts and Minds: A Critique of Political Anti-nomianism

What’s our doctrine of creation to do with culture, and culture to do with legislation?  That’s the puzzle I tried to work out over at The Gospel Coalition earlier this week: At the heart of creation is a conception of...

/ March 19, 2012

Of Foils & Scapegoats: Evangelicals & Partisanship

There is no more of a popular and easy target for young evangelicals to skewer than a church wedded to political conservatism. Simply recounting the charts, the statistics, and the angst fueling the movement would prove unhelpful because of its...

/ March 9, 2012

Why I am a (Political) Conservative: A Discussion at Relevant

The good folks over at Relevant Magazine invited me to chip in my thoughts on a series they’ve been doing on Christians and politics. You should read the whole thing.  But to whet your appetite, here’s a teaser that didn’t...

/ February 7, 2012

Ideological Politics and the Possibility of Pragmatism

Conor Friedersdorf responds to Ross Douthat’s latest column: Douthat concludes his column by writing that “we need intelligent leaders with a sense of their own limits, experienced people whose lives have taught them caution. We still need the best and...

/ November 8, 2011

Mere-O @ Acton U

I’m currently in Grand Rapids, Michigan attending the Acton Institute’s “Acton University”—an annual four-day conference focused, broadly, around two topics: Religion and Liberty. Acton is often pegged as a free-market think-tank, but after two days of discussion, it is evident...

/ June 16, 2011