American Founding

Legitimate Internationalism vs. Imperialism in Ukraine

America is best understood as a missionary civilization, not an imperial one

A Puritan Named Kennedy

Robert Frost, while campaigning for JFK, referred to him as a “Puritan named Kennedy” from New England.

Moral vs. Immoral Resistance Part III: The American War for Independence

Part 3 of Eric Patterson’s series on Just War

History as Memory: A Southern Baptist Case Study

Distortions of the past can be as insidious as forgetting the past. Without true memory—a true historical consciousness—we will, indeed, perish.

The 500-Year-Old Case for Christian Nationalism

Stephen Wolfe has written an intellectually serious book, not an action plan. But its appeal is limited to a handful of idiosyncratic, patriarchal Calvinists.

The Principles of American Liberalism

A Patriotic Review of The Religion of American Greatness: What’s Wrong with Christian Nationalism, InterVarsity Press, 2022.

Reappraising American Goodness: A Review of McKenzie’s We the Fallen People
Reappraising American Goodness: A Review of McKenzie’s We the Fallen People

In We the Fallen People, Tracy McKenzie takes on the conviction that the moral intuition of the American electorate is the basis for our democratic flourishing. This belief is summarized in the phrase, “America is great because she is good.”

Sympathy for Nationalists, but Little Hope: A Review of Samuel Goldman’s After Nationalism
Sympathy for Nationalists, but Little Hope: A Review of Samuel Goldman’s After Nationalism

Goldman responds to commentators who believe that Americans must return to some overarching identity and purpose. He argues that this task is difficult when the conditions that allowed previous unity no longer exist. Moreover, nationalists do not reasonably explain programs that could reignite a meaningful shared identity.

The Book that Made America: A Review John R. Vile’s The Bible in American Law and Politics
The Book that Made America: A Review John R. Vile’s The Bible in American Law and Politics

The Bible in American Law and Politics: A Reference Guide, by John R. Vile, is a welcomed resource for surveying and exploring the Bible’s contributions to American political and legal cultures.