Posts From Bruce Ashford

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 ]

Exposing American Myths as False Systems of Salvation (An Interview with Trevin Wax)

On March 1, 2017, Broadman & Holman publishers will release a book entitled, This is Our Time: Everyday Myths in Light of the Gospel, by Trevin Wax. Along with books such as Rod Dreher’s The Benedict Option, Anthony Esolen’s Out of the Ashes, and Jamie Smith’s Awaiting the King, the release of This is Our [ Read More ]

Happy Valentine’s Day to You. And You. And You. (Polyamory as the New Normal)

Well. I’m not saying that we couldn’t see the train coming down the tracks. When society deifies sex, it deifies a jealous god. When a society makes sex ultimate, then of course it will abort the “unintended consequences” of sex, and normalize the procedure by referring to the deceased infant as “the products of contraception.” When a society absolutizes sex, [ Read More ]