Civil Religion

America Must Not Alienate India and Japan as Conservative Democracies

As competition with China intensifies, the US cannot afford to alienate Japan and India as nations with a strong sense of national identity

Turning Points in American Church History: How Pivotal Events Shaped a Nation and a Faith

Review of Elesha Coffman’s “Turning Points in American Church History: How Pivotal Events Shaped a Nation and a Faith.”

Towards a More Reasonable Account of American Christian Nationalism

American Christian nationalism is, critics would have us believe, a very scary thing

India at 76 Years: What Was Gandhi’s National Vision?

What was the vision Gandhi had for a post-British India?

Sudan: The Ongoing Conflict

When the variable spirit of human justice stands against the relative constant of greed and power, sadly it is the latter that often wins

“Politics” and Other Religious Words

There is no safe, neutral Hobbit hole to which we can retreat and enjoy a pint and a second breakfast while the rest of the world troubles itself with politics.

The Chaplaincy: a Public Role of Christianity in the United States

Reclaiming chaplains who understand themselves first as chaplains, and not merely as decorative functionaries would be one way of retrieving Christianity in the public square.

Resurrecting GK Chesterton’s Democracy of the Dead 

This Veterans Day, growing disrespect for the war-dead seems a sad symptom of our ever-widening distance from the ways of our ancestors.

Symbols and Shadows of the Political Order

The Empress of Austria-Hungary and the Spiritual Significance of Authority

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