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Ep. 52: Racism and the Church

Providence has recently published a few articles about race and racism after the murder of George Floyd, and in this…

C.S. Lewis, Leo XIII, and Clarence Thomas on Riots
C.S. Lewis, Leo XIII, and Clarence Thomas on Riots

Those wishing to improve the world should begin with that part of the world over which they have the greatest control: themselves.

Glenn Loury on Race, Equality & Cancel Culture

Here’s my talk with Brown University economist Glenn Loury, a self-professed “contrarian” on ‘woke’ culture, for which he was recently…

Mobs and Monuments: Distinguishing between the United States and Confederate States
Mobs and Monuments: Distinguishing between the United States and Confederate States

King recognized that for nations, as for individuals, the measure of goodness is not perfection, but rather direction. America was born headed in the right direction—and continues to build a “more perfect union” dreamed up by imperfect men.

Americans Should Want Andrew Jackson’s Statue in Lafayette Square
Americans Should Want Andrew Jackson’s Statue in Lafayette Square

The first statue ever erected in Washington that is still in place is the suddenly much-contested one of President Andrew Jackson.

Trashing Statues & US Principles

As mobs continue to topple, deface or threaten statues of Lincoln, Washington, Churchill, Gandhi, and Catholic saints, I interview Jarrett…

America amid Spiritual Anxiety: A Conversation with Joseph Bottum

Here’s my interview with Jody Bottum, author of An Anxious Age: The Post-Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of America, who…

Racism in America from a Christian Perspective: A Conversation with Derryck Green, Part 2

Here is the second part of Marc LiVecche’s talk with Derryck Green. To watch the first part, click here. Christian…

American in the Aftermath of George Floyd: Between Paganism and Christianity
America in the Aftermath of George Floyd: Between Paganism and Christianity

Is secularism taking hold? Is paganism reemerging? Do we live in a strange time characterized by a return to paganism, though with Christian characteristics? Whichever account is correct has implications for America in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death.