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As Christian as Cherry Pie

The study of international relations history, history in general, and the origins and nature of diplomacy and international law reveals the absolutely central role that Christian faith has played in the development of these concepts.

Why Should Christians Support International Religious Freedom?
Why Should Christians Support International Religious Freedom?

The most profound and powerful reasons for religious freedom are Christian reasons, and they extend not only to Christians but to all people. In my view this means that there is also a deep theological warrant for international religious freedom.

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.

Hacksaw Ridge Review Redux: The Director’s Cut

Nominated this week for six Oscars, Mel Gibson’s Desmond Doss biopic is an extraordinary testimony to extraordinary valor

Sunni Tribes
Countering Islamic Violent Extremism in the Fertile Crescent: The Sunni Tribes are the Center of Gravity

This article about how U.S. foreign policy could build relations with Sunni tribes first appeared in Issue 2 (Winter 2016)…

Moral Multilateralism: Obama Doctrine Christian Realism
Moral Multilateralism: The Obama Doctrine’s Christian Realism

The search for what is the Obama Doctrine is over—and has been since he gave a speech to the graduating cadets at West Point, when he explained the conditions under which Americans would take up arms.

ISIS Merkel Migrants
ISIS, Merkel, & Migrants

From the Winter 2016 Issue of the Print Edition

Less Hegel, More History! Christian Ethics and Political Realities

Christian ethicists should read less moral theology and political philosophy and more history.

Waterboarding and the Platinum Rule

From the Winter, 2016 Print Edition