Christian Realism

Just War and Jihad

Within both Christianity and Islam there are theological disputes around when the use of military force is permitted

Teaching IR Christianly 

What does it mean to teach man-made theories of social science and history in reference to transcendent Christian principles?

The Many Dimensions of Christian Nationalism

Christian nationalism is a multifaceted phenomenon, influenced by a variety of factors that are each worth individually examining

Christian Realism and Reemergence of Islamic Extremist Terrorism

While the West is distracted by China and Russia, Islamic terrorism continues to metastasize around the world

Review of “Jesus and the Powers” by Michael Bird and N.T. Wright

Michael Bird and NT Wright’s latest book is insightful, yet suffers from vagueness about specific responses to today’s pressing political questions

Reinhold Niebuhr, T. S. Eliot, and The Year of Our Lord 1943

Alan Jacobs’ 2018 book “The Year of Our Lord 1943” presents a caricature of Reinhold Niebuhr

Christian Realism, Islamic Realism 

Is there a version of Islam recognizable to most Muslims that ethically bears resemblance to the principles of Christian Realism? 

Christian Schools Must Teach International Relations Differently 

Christian universities must teach international relations differently than secular institutions

Liberal Internationalism vs “Democratic Realism,” 20 Years Later 

30 years after Charles Krauthammer’s “Democratic Realism”, his pragmatic internationalism is needed more than ever