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Faith and Culture

Politics and Religion

“What is Christian Nationalism?” Christianity Today, February 3, 2021.

“Politics is More than Abortion vs. Character,” Mere Orthodoxy, November 2, 2020.

“Ten Observations on Evangelical Moral Crusading and the Culture War,” Arc Digital, August 31, 2020.

“Can Institutions Save America?” The Gospel Coalition, January 13, 2020.

Faith and Healthy Democracy, Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, September 26, 2019.

“Ordered Liberty in the Bible,” AEI, Faith and Public Life, November 22, 2019.

“The Jedi Are Selfless: Nationalism, Identity, the Humanities, and Liberalism,” Mere Orthodoxy, May 8, 2018.

“Neither Babel Nor Beast,” Providence Magazine, Winter 2019, Issue 13, pg. 56-58.

Augustinian Liberalism: A Symposium,” and “Augustine of Hippo: Christian Democrat,” Providence Magazine, Spring/Summer 2018.

“Is there a Biblical case for free speech?”, March 14, 2018.

“A Theology of Anti-Nationalism: A Review of William Cavanaugh’s Migrations of the Holy,Providence Magazine, December 11, 2017.

“The City and the Gods,” Mere Orthodoxy, November 6, 2017.

“God’s Avenger, Whore of Babylon: Political Power in the Bible,” Providence Magazine, April 25, 2016.

Political Theory

“America: Creedal or Tribal?” Providence Magazine, January 21, 2020.

“Is Liberal Neutrality Possible?” Providence Magazine, September 9, 2019.

“Looking for Common Ground on the Right,” Providence Magazine, September 4, 2019.

“Debating ‘National Conservatism,” Providence Magazine, July 10, 2019.

“Against ‘Conservative Democracy,’” Providence Magazine, June 19, 2019.

“The Perils of Croly’s Promise,” National Affairs, Spring 2019.

“Trapped in the Prison of American Politics,” Arc Digital, October 17, 2018.

“Does Liberalism Have a Future?” Providence Magazine, Winter 2018.

“Social Conservatism vs. Tribal Nationalism,” Mere Orthodoxy, August 16, 2017.

“Worshipping at the Altar of the Nation?” The American Interest, May 1, 2017.

“The Twenty-First Century Federalist,” Perspectives on Political Science, Vol. 46, No. 1 (2017), pg. 51-57.

“What the Federalist Party Platform Would Look Like,” The Federalist, April 5, 2016.

“Let’s Resurrect the Federalist Party,” The Federalist, March 17, 2016.

 “Reclaiming Conservatism From Libertarianism,” The Imaginative Conservative, September 16, 2014.

“The Evidence for Virtue: Social Science, Natural Law, and Human Flourishing,” The Public Discourse, February 28, 2014.

“What the Founders Meant By Self Governance,” The Federalist, Part I, December 10; Part II, December 27, 2013, and Part III, February 21, 2014.

“In Praise of Simple Government,” The Federalist, January 29, 2014.

“Tocqueville and Ordered Liberty,” Utraque Unum, Vol. 5, No. 1, Winter 2011 and The City, Spring 2012.

Theology and Culture

“The Role of Social Science in ‘Deconstructing’ White Evangelicalism,” Mere Orthodoxy, December 7, 2021.

“We Are Less Educated Than We Think,” The Dispatch, November 18, 2021.

“Church Leaders: Stay Closed (For Now),” The Gospel Coalition, March 25, 2020.

“The Coronavirus and the Pony,” The Gospel Coalition, March 23, 2020.

“God as Father: Seeing the same God in Both Testaments,” Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, April 25, 2018.

“The Long Hike After Salvation,” Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, May 30, 2014.

“Is ‘Sovereign’ the Best Descriptor for God?” The Gospel Coalition, April 10, 2014.

“Between Miniskirt and Burka: A Theology of Beauty,” The City, Summer 2013.

“Book Hunting in the New Dark Ages,” The City, Fall 2013.

“Christianity and Postmodernism: How to Argue Like a Christian,” The City, Winter 2013.

“Christ and Culture: Engaging the World,” The City, Summer 2011.