Mark Tooley

Mark Tooley has been president of the Institute on Religion & Democracy since 2009 and is one of Providence’s publishers. He is also the author of Taking Back The United Methodist Church (2008) and The Peace That Almost Was (2015).

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Jamestown’s Model for the World

It’s too bad yesterday’s 400th anniversary of the Western Hemisphere’s oldest continuous legislative assembly was overshadowed by contemporary political controversies….

Religious Liberty versus Nationalism?

There were two notable conferences in DC this past week: the second annual Ministerial on International Religious Freedom, hosted by…

Afghan Buddhas & America’s July 4 Character

In time for Independence Day, on July 3 The Washington Post reported on the ongoing restoration of hundreds of ancient…

“Deplorable” Churchill?

Nigel Hamilton’s third and final volume on FDR’s war leadership, War and Peace: FDR’s Final Odyssey D-Day to Yalta, 1943-1945,…

Protestant Duty & American Democracy

To what extent can Christians embrace American style classically liberal democracy? Southern Baptist thinker Andrew Walker very sagely analyzed the…

Memorial Day’s Idea of America

Julian Jackson’s new biography of Charles De Gaulle, both wonderful and definitive, contrasts his subject’s vision of nation with that…

Bernie Sanders’ Cold War

The United States and much of the Free World resisted the Soviet Union and its proxies across five decades. Providentially,…

Is America ready for an Atheist President?

In a recent Washington Post column Max Boot hoped America one day would have an “unapologetic atheist” president. After all,…