What You Should Expect from the Gorsuch Hearings (a Combination of a War, a Ballgame, & a Hollywood Movie)

In January Judge Neil Gorsuch was nominated to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by Justice Antonin Scalia’s untimely death last year. Gorsuch’s nomination is one of the most significant actions of the Trump presidency so far, and will have profound implications for our nation over the next several decades. For that reason, the days [ Read More ]

What Father Abraham (Kuyper) Can Teach Christians Today

This week, I had the privilege of interviewing with Tony Merida for the Acts 29 podcast. We discussed my time as a missionary and church planter. We also talked about what pastors, church planters, and everyday Christians can learn from Abraham Kuyper about bringing the West into a “missionary encounter” with the gospel through an interface with culture [ Read More ]

Can a Faithful Evangelical Be a Political Nationalist?

The next four years are watershed years for political conservatives, as they grapple with the populist-nationalism that characterizes the Trump administration and many American citizens. The public debate has begun in earnest, with commentators such as David Brooks, Ben Shapiro, and Jonah Goldberg resisting nationalism, and other commentators such as Rich Lowry, Ramesh Ponnuru, and [ Read More ]

Here’s Why Ben Carson Is the Best Surgeon for an Ailing HUD

The United States Senate has confirmed Ben Carson—a pediatric neurosurgeon and former Director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center—as the new secretary of housing and urban development. Now, conservatives have the privilege of watching Dr. Carson perform surgery on the ailing Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Secretary Carson will oversee an [ Read More ]

Why Abraham Kuyper is Relevant to American Public Life (An Interview with Craig Bartholomew)

Please allow me to serve advance notice of a major event: Craig Bartholomew’s Contours of the Kuyperian Tradition: A Systematic Introduction will be published by IVP Academic on April 24, 2017. I’ve read the rough draft manuscript in its entirety; it is a fine systematic introduction to Kuyper’s thought that draws upon the rich archive [ Read More ]