Politics and Public Life

The Anti-Gospel of the Alt-Right (Pt.1): Introduction to Alt-Right Ideology

On Wednesday, June 14, the messengers of the 2017 Southern Baptist Convention condemned “the anti-gospel of alt-right white supremacy.” The resolution passed by an overwhelming majority of approximately 5,000 votes in favor to no more than 10 votes against. In light of the SBC’s condemnation and of the alt-right’s emergence on the national scene during [ Read More ]

To Anybody Who Thinks Evangelical Conservatives Shouldn’t Care about the Environment

Recently, President Trump announced that he was withdrawing the United States from the 2015 Paris climate agreement that aims to counteract global warming by reducing carbon emissions. He did so, according to U. N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, even though he believes climate change is real and is caused in part by pollutants. The response to [ Read More ]

3 Reasons White Conservatives Should Speak Out against White Nationalist Protesters

On Saturday evening, a mob of torch-wielding white nationalists gathered in a Charlottesville, VA, park. Protesting the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue, they chanted several slogans including “Russia is our friend,” “White Lives Matter,” and “No More Brother Wars.” The last chant, “No More Brother Wars,” is a short-hand way of saying that [ Read More ]

5 Books by a Man Named Lesslie (and Why You Should Read Them)

The past several decades in American history have caused conservative evangelicals to realize the extent to which we have been decentered socially, culturally, and politically. However, we should resist the temptation to resent the moment; instead, we should unify and minister in weakness as we follow our crucified Savior. I have found two public theologians especially [ Read More ]