Racism

Flawed Historical Narratives about American Figures Color Our Pursuit of Justice

Renewed debates over history reveal the narratives that conservatives and progressives employ to justify or decry American history. One narrative insists on lionizing historical figures, the other on demonizing them—yet both distract from the ongoing pursuit of the American ideals of justice, liberty, and equality.

American Unity after Japan’s Surrender: A Reflection from 75 Years Ago
American Unity after Japan’s Surrender: A Reflection from 75 Years Ago

After Japan’s surrender 75 years ago, McCulloch implored Christians and governments to affirm “the dignity of the human person as the image of God” because this principle could determine the world’s fate.

Beware the Pride of Victors: Reinhold Niebuhr on Japan’s Surrender
Beware the Pride of Victors: Reinhold Niebuhr on Japan’s Surrender

“It was inevitable that the final surrender of Japan, ending the costliest war of human history, should be greeted with a delirium of joy all over the world, and in America particularly.”

Defy the Mob, Have a Happy Independence Day

Delight in your family and community and boldly have a very happy Independence Day.

George Floyd and the Test for White Evangelicals
George Floyd and the Test for White Evangelicals

“After our arrival we went up to the town of Savannah; and the same evening I went to a friend’s…

Shadi Hamid on “Church of Woke”

Here’s my interview with Brookings Institution senior fellow and Atlantic contributor Shadi Hamid about protests, riots and national conversation on…

American in the Aftermath of George Floyd: Between Paganism and Christianity
America in the Aftermath of George Floyd: Between Paganism and Christianity

Is secularism taking hold? Is paganism reemerging? Do we live in a strange time characterized by a return to paganism, though with Christian characteristics? Whichever account is correct has implications for America in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death.

That Smile: A Review of Timothy Keller John Inazu’s Uncommon Ground
That Smile: A Review of Timothy Keller and John Inazu’s Uncommon Ground

It is understandable that for many evangelicals their smile has given way to a frown in an increasingly aggressive and hostile secular culture. It is this reality that Timothy Keller and John Inazu engage in Uncommon Ground: Living Faithfully in a World of Difference.

Heroic Materialism: A Review of Joshua Hawley’s Theodore Roosevelt: Preacher of Righteousness
Heroic Materialism: Review of Joshua Hawley’s Theodore Roosevelt: Preacher of Righteousness

Senator Hawley’s Theodore Roosevelt: Preacher of Righteousness is an interesting, though not altogether convincing portrayal of the 26th president as a lifelong crusader for moral action.