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What Did Western Civilization Ever Do for Us?!? A Qualified Defense of the West

Perhaps one of my favorite tools in teaching Western civilization to undergrads at Arizona State University is to show clips…

Implications of Trump-Zelensky Phone Call
Foreign Policy and Moral Implications of the Trump-Zelensky Phone Call

What’s been overshadowed amidst all the talk of quid pro quos and impeachment—and understandably so—are the foreign policy, security, and even moral implications of the Trump-Zelensky phone call.

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
A Terror to Bad Conduct: Christian Statecraft and the Death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

For his countless acts of callousness and injustice, Baghdadi deserved to die, and I can be thankful that the world is spared from his terror without sacrificing my Christianity to say as much.

China Silences Individuals’ Special Genius as America Nods

America believes “in the dignity of each man, woman, and child. Our entire system is founded on an appreciation of the special genius of each individual.”

Rejoicing & Baghdadi’s Death

Several Christian pacifists have warned against celebrating the death of ISIS terror chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who blew up himself…

The Role of Morality in International Politics

What is the role of moral values in the conduct of foreign relations? Although many answers have been given, three…

Democracy Won’t Save the Middle East’s Religious Minorities
Democracy Won’t Save the Middle East’s Religious Minorities

In the fate of Egypt and its Christians, we should read one crucial fact: neither democratic nor authoritarian governance delivered anything resembling equal citizenship.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer
A Conflicted American Perspective on Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Review of Haynes’ The Battle for Bonhoeffer

In recent years, critical American scholarship on the life and witness of Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer has uncritically polarized the anti-Nazi…

Can Christians Support a Resurgent Nationalism?
Can Christians Support a Resurgent Nationalism?

It has been an exciting and tumultuous past few months for the conservative movement. There’s the David French-Sohrab Ahmari debate…