America’s Problem is With Civility, Not Free Speech

The answer to our problems is not less free speech but more civility

American Engagement in the New Middle East

A paradigm shift in the Middle Eastern geopolitical landscape has emerged driven by the Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammad bin Salman

The Principles of American Liberalism

A Patriotic Review of The Religion of American Greatness: What’s Wrong with Christian Nationalism, InterVarsity Press, 2022.

An Aquinas Americans Can Reason With

Thomism and liberalism are not hopeless enemies: a review of The Christian Structure of Politics: On the De Regno of Thomas Aquinas

Conservatism’s Missing Protestants

Protestants have to get their act together so that we can have real pluralism.

Religious Freedom and Democracy a Decade after the Arab Spring
Religious Freedom and Democracy a Decade after the Arab Spring

Although liberty movements swept the Middle East during the Arab Spring, an assessment of citizen’s rights and liberties in 2021 is disheartening. Little has changed.

Amidst Our Chasms - US Capitol Riot
Amidst Our Chasms

We comfort ourselves, saying, “This is not who we are.” But without deeper reflection, such pat answers are lies, strengthening the “vulgarized knowledge” that allow us to ignore the chasms that threaten to consume us.

Chinese Aid Threatens Pluralism in Lebanon
Chinese Aid Threatens Pluralism in Lebanon

If the West remains interested in promoting pluralism in the Middle East and preserving one of the oldest Christian communities in the world, it must turn its eyes to Lebanon and provide suitable alternatives to Chinese intervention. Failure to do so could be a crucial and catastrophic mistake.

How Can Christians and Muslims Improve the Middle East?

Ignoring the democracy versus pluralism dilemma fails to address the core issue facing both communities at the onset and consequently will not yield a Middle East friendlier to human rights and religious liberty. This debate is one that governments and politicians themselves cannot lead. Civil society is where this discussion must take place, and believers themselves are the ones who should lead it.