Politics and Public Life

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 ]

5 Ways to Fight Fake News

The past year in American politics has offered a veritable cornucopia of rotten political fruit, few of which are more putrid than “fake news.” During the election cycle a number of websites plagiarized the look of mainstream media outlets in order spread patently false stories. Readers were more likely to believe the stories because they [ Read More ]

Evangelicals, Encourage President Trump to Distance Himself from Nationalists

In light of breaking news that President Trump plans to renegotiate, rather than terminate, the terms of NAFTA, commentators are speculating once again about a split inside the Trump administration between aides with nationalist and globalist orientations. Mr. Trump dismissed talk about a split, saying, “Hey, I’m a nationalist and a globalist,” he said. “I’m [ Read More ]

2 Ways Christians Can be the Conscience of America’s Political System (An Interview with Hunter Baker)

Hunter Baker is one of the premier evangelical political scientists of our day. He is the author of The End of Secularism, Political Thought: A Student’s Guide, and The System Has a Soul, and serves as Associate Professor of Political Science at Union University (Jackson, TN) and associate editor of The Journal of Markets & [ Read More ]