Politics and Public Life

To Anyone Who Thinks Antifa is Good for America

The demonstrations and protests in recent months and weeks have called attention not just to right-wing extremists but also to heavily-armed anti-fascist groups and individuals who engaged in sometimes-violent counter-protests. Anti-fascists groups are not new to the political scene, having engaged in mob violence in Berkley, CA and whose threats caused the cancellation or disruption [ Read More ]

These 12 Books Will Make You a Better Public Theologian

Abraham Kuyper (1837–1920) is one of the most extraordinary public theologians in modern Christian history. A prolific theologian and public intellectual, he wrote books for scholars and for everyday Christians, founded the Free University in Amsterdam, taught theology, started a national newspaper, served as a member of Parliament and as the Prime Minister of the [ Read More ]

Has God given President Trump the authority to “take out” Kim Jong-un?

In an interview with the Washington Post on August 8, Baptist pastor Robert Jeffress stated that “God has endowed rulers with full power to use whatever means necessary—including war—to stop evil,” and that “God has given Trump authority to take out Kim Jong-un.” Is Jeffress right? Has God given President Trump the authority to “take [ Read More ]

3 Reasons White Christian Conservatives Should Oppose the Charlottesville Protests

God is not a racist. Torch-wielding white nationalists and white supremacists marching through Charlottesville, Virginia, Friday night failed to learn that important lesson. They shouted ‘unite the right’ and ‘white lives matter’ — and called for the South to split from the United States. The Friday evening march was a precursor to a larger “Alt-Right” rally [ Read More ]