Christian Ethics

Augustine of Hippo, Christian Democrat

If this symposium (with other articles from John Owens, Jonathan Leeman, Andrew T. Walker, and me) has insight to offer,…

Retrieving Christian Liberalism
Retrieving Christian Liberalism

In America, “liberal” as a political label has been in trouble for some time now. Even those who once would…

Augustinian Liberalism: A Symposium
Augustinian Liberalism: A Symposium

Winston Churchill once supposedly said that “democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others.” We need…

Stauffenberg and Tresckow: Consciences in Revolt
Valkyrie Revisited​: Stauffenberg and Tresckow, Consciences in Revolt

Last month marked the seventy-fifth anniversary of the failed bombing intended to assassinate the German Führer Adolf Hitler at his…

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…

To Be a Christian in America
To Be a Christian in America

Is it possible for a Christian to love his or her country too much? Is America itself even deserving of a Christian’s loyalty? If Christians have anything to offer the civil kingdom, how should they go about it?

Augustine the “Liberal”?
Augustine the “Liberal”?

In a recent issue of Providence, several scholars presented a defense of liberalism that cited Augustine. Daniel Strand responds that many things about Augustine are not liberal at all and would probably set him deeply at odds with American liberal democracy.

Theology and Border Walls
Theology and Border Walls

While the just war tradition has typically focused on international conflict, just war logic has rarely been used to analyze the ethics of border security and border walls. This failure is to our detriment.

The Decline of Democracy
The Decline of Democracy

This retreat of democracy and free government represents a challenge—and a threat—to America.