Posts From Bruce Ashford

Liberty, Justice, & the Economy: An Interview with Political Scientist Hunter Baker

Recently, I had the happy opportunity to interview evangelical political scientist Hunter Baker. Dr. Baker teaches political science at Union University, holds doctoral degrees in both law and political science, and is one of the foremost political scientists in the evangelical world. During the interview, I asked him about his conversion, why he ran for Congress, why [ Read More ]

Why Evangelicals Should Oppose the Politically Correct Stifling of Free Speech on College Campuses

Any person with a pulse and even a modicum of cultural awareness knows there is a movement afoot to stifle free speech on college campuses. Controversies related to free speech have rocked the campuses of many universities, including Yale, Scripps, Oberlin, and Wesleyan. A number of colleges are authorizing “safe spaces,” “speech codes,” and “trigger [ Read More ]

America is ‘exceptional’: Why Hillary Clinton is right… and wrong

Wednesday, Hillary Clinton offered a forcefully stated case for American exceptionalism in her address to the American Legion’s national convention. In the speech she championed America as having a unique and significant role in the world and in her own political aspirations. “If there’s one core belief that has guided and inspired me every step [ Read More ]

Navigating the Waters of Evangelical Higher Ed during a Time of Uncertainty (3 Imperatives, 4 Types of Opposition, 9 Projected Challenges)

[Note: This post is a slightly modified version of an essay I wrote for the August 2015 faculty workshop at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, where I serve as Provost and professor. Written just after Obergefell was legislated from the SCOTUS bench, I try to chart a course of Christian fidelity in light of the social, [ Read More ]