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Alliances for Democracy

This week I attended in Washington, DC, the annual gathering of the International Democratic Union, a coalition of over 70…

Lighten Up, Francis

Over the weekend, Pope Francis became the first leader of the Catholic Church since John Paul II in 1981 to…

The Role of Morality in International Politics

What is the role of moral values in the conduct of foreign relations? Although many answers have been given, three…

Hope from Vietnamese-American Admiral

Huan Nguyen recently became America’s first Vietnamese American admiral.  His parents and five siblings were killed by the Viet Cong…

Paul Ramsey and the Recovery of the Just War Idea
Paul Ramsey and the Recovery of the Just War Idea

There are three important reasons why Paul Ramsey’s “The Just War” should be remembered and read by those who haven’t yet encountered it, or reread by those who have.

Providence Represents at the 2019 McCain Conference on Moral Injury

The McCain Conference—the annual ethics conference for service academies and allied institutions held at the US Naval Academy’s Stockdale Center…

More than a Big Fish: Review of Tim Keller’s Prodigal Prophet
More than a Big Fish: Review of Keller’s Prodigal Prophet

A version of this book review of Timothy Keller’s Prodigal Prophet first appeared in the Winter 2019 issue of Providence‘s…

Is Christian Realism Enough?
Is Christian Realism Enough?

Is Christian realism enough? Providence, the magazine to which I am a contributing editor, had Reinhold Niebuhr’s Christian realism very…

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez AOC at SXSW
AOC, Detention Centers, and The Children of Light

People acting to rid the world of injustice without knowing the darkness of their own hearts are dangerous, because they are blind to their own propensity toward injustice.

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