Politics and Public Life

Should Christians Identify with the Democratic or Republican Political Parties?

Given the increased polarization of American politics and public life, the question is frequently raised as to whether Christians should identify themselves with either major political party or—by association—the political ideologies undergirding them. I answer that it is permissible and often wise to participate in party politics, but we must be circumspect in doing so, [ Read More ]

Just Two Cheers For John Bolton As National Security Adviser

This week, John Bolton begins his tenure as National Security Advisor, replacing Army Gen. H. R. McMaster and reshaping an administration that must respond to national security threats across the spectrum. In response to Bolton’s appointment, some critics have argued we should be alarmed, terrified, and even horrified. In an interview with USA Today, Former [ Read More ]

Will the Supreme Court Deny the Free Speech Rights of Pro-Life Pregnancy Support Centers?

On Tuesday, the U. S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments about the constitutionality of a California law that requires pro-life pregnancy support centers to advertise government-funded abortions. During arguments for the case, NIFLA v. Becerra, the court seemed divided, with four of the justices—Breyer, Ginsburg, Kagan, and Sotomayor—signaling that the California law should be upheld, [ Read More ]

Here’s why progressives hate Betsy DeVos

After Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s appearance on CBS’s “60 Minutes” on Sunday night, progressive media outlets and personalities mocked her performance as “trainwreck” saying that she “stumbled,” “struggled,” and “stunk up” the interview. Although Secretary DeVos did struggle to answer some questions on the spot, the substance and tone of the criticisms are inaccurate and [ Read More ]

Mike Pence, Tim Tebow, Tony Dungy have all been ‘Christian Shamed.’ This ugly form of bigotry must stop

Is believing in God a sign of mental illness? Is praying a silly exercise in make-believe – just a big waste of time and a delusional activity? I certainly don’t think so, nor do most Americans. But on Tuesday, panelists on “The View” on ABC TV mocked Vice President Mike Pence for his Christian faith, calling it [ Read More ]

After Parkland, The Way Forward Must Include a Sustained and Constructive Debate about These 3 Questions

On Wednesday afternoon, a shooter rained gunfire on students at a Florida school. The gunman, Nikolas Cruz, entered the campus armed with an AR-15-style rifle and shot students in the hallways and elsewhere on school grounds. In the face of horrors like this, we want comfort, answers, solutions. We want to be told that this [ Read More ]

Happy Valentine’s Day to Y’all. And These. And Those. (Romance after the Sexual Revolution)

Not for nothing, but the latest fruits of the Sexual Revolution are even more bizarre than most of us imagined. We knew things would get a little freaky, but maybe we didn’t know it would involve an upswing in polygamy, amorous activities with plastic women, or cuddling sessions with electric candelabra. But that is the [ Read More ]

Here’s Why GOP Legislators Should Create A Legal Pathway For Dreamers

During the next few weeks, GOP legislators have a golden opportunity to rise above bipartisan gridlock by passing a bill that secures American borders andcreates an earned pathway to citizenship for 1.8 million “Dreamers” who were brought here illegally as children. President Donald Trump has signaled recently that he wants to accomplish both objectives, and the vast [ Read More ]