Spring-Summer 2018

This issue includes…

Nakba: Catastrophe & Moderation in Palestine
by Robert Nicholson

Zealous Zionists & Bold Boycotters
by Tom Copeland

Augustinian Liberalism: A Symposium
by Paul Miller, John Owen, Jonathan Leeman, and Andrew T. Walker

and more…

Not an Augustinian Liberal, but a Liberal Augustinian
Not an Augustinian Liberal, but a Liberal Augustinian

From a liberal Augustinian perspective, Christians should affirm several liberal institutions, such as the separation of church and state, religious tolerance, and a number of individual rights. Beyond that, it’s over to the considerations of wisdom. And democracy, best I can tell, remains the best of the worst.

A Church at War: Clergy & Politics in Wartime Lebanon (1975–82)
A Church at War: Clergy & Politics in Wartime Lebanon (1975–82)

The role of the church during the Lebanese Civil War can serve as a case study of the active role the clergy can play in the Middle East to prevent forced migration of Christians to the West, and preserve their rightful place by resisting at home.

Eschatology & the Defects of Liberalism: An Augustinian & Baptistic Response
Eschatology and the Defects of Liberalism: An Augustinian and Baptistic Response

For now, let us cling to liberal democracy as a common grace of God. If God in his providence gave us modernity, let Christians be the stewards who use the freedoms of liberal democracy for the sake of the gospel.

The Angst of Inaction: Five Theses on Humanitarian Interventions and US Foreign Policy

In roughly the last 20 to 25 years, debates about America’s foreign policy have often included discussions of “humanitarian military…

MORAL VALUES IN AN ERA OF GLOBALIZATION: Review of Ignatieff’s The Ordinary Virtues: Moral Order in a Divided World
Moral Values in an Era of Globalization: Review of Ignatieff’s The Ordinary Virtues: Moral Order in a Divided World

Is globalization strengthening shared moral values and behaviors among nation-states? Michael Ignatieff, who has written many journalistic and scholarly books…

Augustine of Hippo, Christian Democrat

If this symposium (with other articles from John Owens, Jonathan Leeman, Andrew T. Walker, and me) has insight to offer,…

Retrieving Christian Liberalism
Retrieving Christian Liberalism

In America, “liberal” as a political label has been in trouble for some time now. Even those who once would…

Augustinian Liberalism: A Symposium
Augustinian Liberalism: A Symposium

Winston Churchill once supposedly said that “democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others.” We need…

Abraham Kuyper’s Christian Advice for Foreign Policy
Abraham Kuyper’s Christian Advice for Foreign Policy

For Kuyper, governance is an opportunity to plant Christian truth in another part of the world’s soil. It is about giving others a chance to flourish.