RBG Is an Invitation to Love Our Political Neighbors

In RBG, West and Cohen offer a welcome salve for our society’s wounds, a celebration of Ginsburg as Ginsburg, irreducible to any political stance.

Radical Love, Reconciliation, and the Royal Wedding

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are a testimony to the power of love to redeem all things, even the most difficult and painful of histories.

Rearing Boys to Be Peacemakers in a World Bent on War

When we talk about toxic masculinity, this is what we mean: the mindset calling men to the worldly honor of physical dominance, at the expense of humility and grace.

Grief Without Escape Clauses: How a Cartoon Is Helping Us Mourn the Parkland Shooting

If the heavenly reading of Guerra’s illustration is meant to supplant the intense pain it addresses, then it’s being misread.

The Church Must Offer the World More Than Mere Authenticity

The Church has a profound gift for a world hungry for true authenticity: consistent convictions about truth.

What White Christians Can Learn from Eminem’s Diss to the President

My white Christian brothers and sisters can learn how to fight injustice from Eminem’s performance.

Evangelicals at the Immigration Crossroads: Justice for DREAMers

Justice and mercy demand an answer for DREAMers, even as we as a nation expend great effort to secure the border and uphold the rule of law.

Politics as Entertainment, Then and Now

There’s a long history that’s given us the expectation that our politics should entertain us.

Tearing Down the Statue of Liberty

Politically, I came of age in the mid-90s, and I have never forgotten the horror of Rwanda.

Beyond Otherness Is Where Friendship Begins

In contemporary U.S. society—as in Twain’s post-Civil War South, as in Le Guin’s 1960s culture war America—our shared humanity is dangerously easy to ignore.

That Time the Church Had One Pope, and Then Two Popes, and Then Three Popes

With multiple popes in play, the people could freely listen to whichever pope was convenient for them at the time, sort of like national church-shopping.

Robert P. George, Cornel West and the Gift of Civil Disagreement

If our nation’s leading intellectuals can disagree with each other and still be civil, why can’t the rest of us do the same?

Jesus the Populist, Cosmopolitan Christ

Jesus is more cosmopolitan than many ordinary Americans seem to recognize.

American Evangelicals Need Leaders Like Russell Moore

Russell Moore and the ERLC represent some of the best of what evangelicals can do to represent the life-giving truth of the Gospel.

Saturday Night Live, Donald Trump, & Breaking Out of the Echo Chamber

The Church will have the most robust and faithful engagement with our fallen world when we break out of the echo chamber.

2 + 2 ≠ 5: Finding Hope in 1984

This is what 1984 can offer us: a fuller picture and vocabulary to articulate the brokenness beneath our apathy, fear, and information overload.