Tag: Donald Trump

On Trump and Repentance

As is my rule with these things, I’ve taken a few days to hold off on publishing anything on Charlottesville. That said, it’s been a couple days now and for several reasons I think it’s a good time to post...

/ August 17, 2017
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Attending to the Language: Trump and the GOP Leadership

In one of his books Christopher Hitchens advised his readers to always attend to the language used by the people they are studying or covering. The way the person uses language will often tell you things far more important than...

/ February 13, 2017
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Gorsuch a Time as This: Does Neil Gorsuch Vindicate Critics of #NeverTrump?

President Donald Trump made good on one of his most prominent campaign promises by nominating Judge Neil Gorsuch to succeed Justice Antonin Scalia on the United States Supreme Court. In response, many of my lawyer friends tweeted at me with gifs...

/ February 2, 2017

Civics is not LARPing

Alyssa Rosenberg has a very simple but profound observation today in the Washington Post about the use of the word “resistance” to describe basic civic duties like calling our elected officials: We should be wary of adopting a renamed version of civic...

/ January 27, 2017
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How to Deal With Erratic Corpulent Ginger Authoritarian Much-Married Rulers: Options for Christians in Public Life

Note: Some of these Options are better than others. The Wolsey Option Through an excess of personal ambition, tie your whole career to the favor of an unpredictable and potentially vicious master. Lose his favor anyway. The Cromwell Option Facilitate...

/ November 18, 2016
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#NeverTrump and President Trump

This will be the note I sign out on this year. I’ll be off the next seven weeks but we’ll continue to publish other authors during that time. In the build-up to the 2016 election, American evangelicals were a pessimistic...

/ November 14, 2016
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Courage, St. Crispin’s Day, and the 2016 Election

It’s a fortunate quirk of our calendar that this year St Crispin’s Day, the day on which Henry V led the English to victory against the French in 1415 and made immortal in Shakespeare’s “Henry V,” fell two weeks before...

/ November 7, 2016
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On Voting and Civic Participation: A Response to Wayne Grudem

I’m delighted to publish this incisive review of Dr. Grudem’s Trump endorsement written by Drs. Matthew Arbo and Jeremy Kidwell. This has been a strange and bewildering year for American politics, and for certain segments of the American church. Some...

/ October 26, 2016
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7 Theses on Evangelicalism After Donald Trump and 2016

In the aftermath of the many scandals of the past week and a half, which began with the Trump tapes, and the consequent loss of endorsements for Trump (and the increasingly appalling support for the man), now is a good...

/ October 19, 2016
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Should Evangelicals Vote for Clinton or Trump?

Let us revisit, one final time, what has become the question for those with hesitations about voting for Donald Trump: For whom, then, shall we vote? The nearer the election comes, the sharper the pressure will be upon those who...

/ October 6, 2016