Christian Realism

Moral Courage and the Grim Necessity of Sacrifice 

American audiences are still hungry for cinematic portrayals of the old virtues: patriotism, heroism, courage, and self-sacrifice

Rings of power
The Rings of Power: The Necessity of Vigilance and the Limits of Beauty

The latest cinematic reimagining of Tolkien’s universe suggests surprising depth, presenting high adventure with ideas of enduring import

Christian Realism vs Christian Nationalism

Christian Realism works to harmonize and reform society through mediating rival interests and leaning into Providence.

One Less Irony

Niebuhr realized that an overweening faith in the powers of human rationality was a severely misplaced and perpetual threat which has reemerged in 2022 America. 

The Church & National Conservatism

Christians can discern God’s hand even when He is not directly acknowledged.

The Reaper Strike on Zawahiri

The Reaper combines mission effectiveness and non-combatant immunity that is unachievable in many, if not most, battlefield scenarios.

Utilities of the Christian Imperative

From Christianity and Crisis, July 1947: “The beginning of wisdom is to know that God’s will rules His world.” But discerning the end of wisdom is more complicated.

Debate on China
Debate on China

A.J. Brace discusses the dangers of the rising Chinese Communist Party 75 years ago.

Christian Realism and Enlightened Self-Interest as the Marshall Plan Emerges
Christian Realism and Enlightened Self-Interest as the Marshall Plan Emerged

The economic aid which is required could not be a matter of pure generosity. Nations as nations are incapable of such generosity.