Evangelical Christians

Young Christians & America’s Global Role in 2019

During the Christmas season many inevitably again watched “It’s a Wonderful Life,” in which Jimmy Stewart as a suicidal George…

Jerry Falwell Jr.
Charity, Common Sense, and the Failure of Falwell’s Imagination

The key to a nations ability to administer authority is an understanding among its individual leaders that theirs is not the ultimate authority. And the key to a nation’s ability to harbor morality is an understanding among its individual leaders that their common sense is not the ultimate source of morality. 

What an Imprisoned Chinese Pastor can Teach Christians About the Limits of State Power

Recently, in China, over 100 Christian pastors were imprisoned, charged with “inciting subversion to state power.” Among those jailed was…

Depart from Me: Jonathan Merritt vs. Mark Tooley on Yemeni Civil War

I was left implicitly damned for suggesting the war in Yemen is complicated.

Don’t Call it a Reset: What the Release of Pastor Brunson Means for U.S.-Turkey Relations

Pastor Brunson is free, but many others are not. The U.S. should not push Turkey away, but continue the hard work of diplomatic engagement around core human rights issues. It should also continue to engage broad range of challenges these partner countries are facing in the region. 

Pat Robertson, Murder & Saudi Arabia

Pat Robertson semi-regularly excites controversy with provocative comments, typically made on his daily television program 700 Club. Most recently he…

Christian Morality and US “Meddling” in Overseas Elections

Recently, a prominent liberal American evangelical commended an Intercept commentary by British Al Jazeera commentator Mehdi Hasan, who chastises 70 years of US interference in elections globally.

Social Justice and the Gospel: The John MacArthur Controversy
Social Justice and the Gospel: The MacArthur Controversy

Some evangelicals’ unthinking appropriation of social justice ideas can be faddish, light on theology, heavy on sentiment, and heavy on progressive politics. But John MacArthur overgeneralizes too much and lapses into caricature too often in his critique of “social justice.”

Christian America & National Sovereignty

Today, after passing several shouting Code Pink demonstrators, I lunched at the Mayflower Hotel with the Federalist Society to hear National Security Advisor John Bolton blast the International Criminal Court (ICC).