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The Putsch at the US Capitol
The Putsch at the US Capitol

Perhaps the best description of the episode last comes from the Germans. It was a “putsch”: a disorganized, somewhat symbolic strike against legal authority, usually with a rightwing inflection.

Two Tasks after the Insurrection at the US Capitol
Two Tasks after the Insurrection at the US Capitol

The insurrection on Epiphany reveals essential tasks—for America to prevent another attack and for the church to respond properly to the misuse of its symbols.

Trump vs. the United States - US Capitol Riot
Trump vs. the United States

The lines have indeed been drawn, and I welcome you to join me in choosing the side of the Constitution, the rule of law, and the ideals of American democracy.

Reject the Mob, Defend the Republic
Reject the Mob, Defend the Republic

What a heart-wrenching day for our nation. The live videos of the hordes of Americans flooding the US Capitol were literally nauseating.

America Must Focus on Religious Persecution against Iranian Christian Converts
America Must Focus on Religious Persecution against Iranian Christian Converts

Both the US government and Christian groups should prioritize Iran’s treatment of Christian converts.

Persecuted Christians Need You Now More Than Ever
Persecuted Christians Need You Now More Than Ever

Even as we remember that Jesus rose from the dead in Jerusalem, Christians in the Middle East and elsewhere experience some of the highest levels of persecution in the world.

After 70 Years, What Happens to NATO Next?
After 70 Years, What Happens to NATO Next?

As NATO has expanded and with less clarity on concrete enemies, allies have grown further apart.

Revoking Birthright Citizenship: A Trial Balloon or Terrible Idea?

One of the most peculiar moments in the run-up to the 2018 midterms was a trial balloon, floated by President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, to remove birthright citizenship from the children of illegal immigrants via executive order. This is not the first time in recent memory the issue of birthright citizenship for illegal immigrants has come up.

Christians Must Stand Against Iran
Christians Must Stand Against Iran

Surrounded by strategic threats and faced with an increasingly aggressive Iran, the security situation for both Israel and Christian communities in the Middle East has changed in an unpredictable and dangerous way.

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