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Front Bortchen: January 24, 2021

Welcome to the launch of a new endeavor. At the start of each week, I’ll be offering brief reflections on…

Marksism – No. 33: Polarization, Civil Religion, and the Inauguration
Marksism – No. 33: Polarization, Civil Religion, and the Inauguration

In this week’s episode, the editors discuss Mark Haas’ article about polarization, and then cover the use of religion in…

God’s Transcendence as an Antidote to Polarization in America
God’s Transcendence as an Antidote to Polarization in America

Polarization in the United States in recent years has both increased in intensity and transformed into a different type. These changes, in my view, are very dangerous for the future of the Republic.

A Better Christian Nationalism
A Better Christian Nationalism

The term Christian Nationalism has become something of an epithet amongst enlightened evangelicals and Christians of various stripes, especially in light of the travesty at the Capitol.

After the US Capitol Riot, Who Are We?
Who Are We?

January 6, 2021, would have been Elshtain’s eightieth birthday. I can only imagine how she would have responded to the events of the day. I do not think she would have been surprised, but nor would she have despaired. Neither should we.

A Brief Reflection on Sedition and Reconciliation
A Brief Reflection on Sedition and Reconciliation

The sad and lamentable truth is that indeed this is who we are, for it was members of our own body-politic who did this, and we cannot heal if we do not confront the uncomfortable facts as they are. It was sedition.

Another Day of Infamy

January 6, 2021, shocked and sickened many of us. It was a terrible, shameful day for the American Republic—truly yet another day of infamy in America’s bruised and bloodied history.

The Guy with the Horns
The Guy with the Horns

To reject civility is to reject politics. The alternative to politics is not war, but barbarism.

Trump vs. the United States - US Capitol Riot
Trump vs. the United States

The lines have indeed been drawn, and I welcome you to join me in choosing the side of the Constitution, the rule of law, and the ideals of American democracy.

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