Christian Realism

Eric Patterson Christianity & National Security 2023

Eric Patterson’s lecture at Christianity & National Security 2023.

Eric Patterson discusses the just war tradition, the Augustine nature of Christian realism, and international order. The following is a transcript of the event.

Reinhold Niebuhr’s Rejection

By their fruits he shall know them.

Getting Sex-Real About Feminism

Erika Bachiochi’s book “The Rights of Women” is an excellent resource for sex-realist feminism in IR

Just War in One Principle: The Reality of Sin

There are many arguments in favor of Just War Theory, but none so potent as the reality of human sinfulness

Twitter and Christendom

We meed a Christian Realist ethic of social media

Jean Bethke Elshtain: An Augustinian at War
Jean Bethke Elshtain: After Ten Years

Today marks the denary anniversary of Jean Elshtain’s death. She is much missed. Her brand of Christian realist thinking is desperately needed today.

Thomas Paine’s Enduring Wisdom

Thomas Paine was an inspiration to the founders and still has lessons for today

Michael Singh Christianity & National Security 2023

Michael Singh’s lecture at Christianity & National Security 2023. Michael Singh discusses American exceptionalism, Christian realism, and morality. The following…

Russia and China at Once — Part II: We Must Increase Defense Spending

In order to meet the requirements of the two-front fight we are in, the morally responsible thing is to commit to properly funding our military