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America’s Theological Social Contract: The Mayflower Compact
America’s Theological Social Contract: The Mayflower Compact

At a time when some challenge the morality and religious character of America’s first founders, the plain facts of the 1620 Mayflower Compact, a theologically informed social compact for believers and non-believers alike, remind us of the good seeds planted in our shared past.

Chinese Communist Propagandists Are Wrong about the US Presidential Election
Chinese Communist Propagandists Are Wrong about the US Presidential Election

Chinese Communist Party propagandists are mocking the American election and deriding it as inferior to the Chinese system. They’re wrong.

Reflection on the 2020 Presidential Election: A Conversation with Sam Goldman
Reflection on Election 2020: Conversation with Sam Goldman

Sam Goldman of George Washington University reflected on the 2020 presidential election and how it relates to culture, history, and…

An Incomplete Guide for Christian Political Engagement: Review of Eugene Cho’s Thou Shalt Not Be a Jerk

Eugene Cho’s “Thou Shalt Not Be A Jerk” has major shortcomings as an introduction to political engagement, even as it has significant contributions to make in coaxing believers to be more self-reflective about whether they are more loyal to their chosen political party than God’s Word.

State Privilege Won’t Save a Faith

Proponents of religious economy theory point to evidence suggesting that religious adherence decreases when a government actively promotes a church or hinders other beliefs.

Pagan Resurgence: A Review of Smith’s Pagans and Christians in the City
Pagan Resurgence: A Review of Smith’s Pagans and Christians in the City

According to Steven D. Smith’s “Pagans and Christians in the City,” the present culture wars are the latest clash in a primeval battle between ancient paganism and Christianity.

Be Fruitful and Multiply: A Review of Yglesias’ One Billion Americans
Be Fruitful and Multiply: A Review of Yglesias’ One Billion Americans

In “One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger,” Matthew Yglesias argues that we must become bigger if we are to become richer.

Jonathan Mayhew: Colonial Pastor against Tyranny
Jonathan Mayhew: Colonial Pastor against Tyranny

Today would be the 300th birthday of colonial pastor Jonathan Mayhew—a pastor, citizen, and prophet who articulated a rationale for self-defense by British citizens in North America.

Don’t Turn Vigilantes into Heroes

Regardless of what happens to Kyle Rittenhouse in the courts, treating vigilantes like heroes sets a dangerous precedent.