Romney

Mormons | politics | Donald Trump

Scapegoating Mitt Romney

What Mitt Romney's disinvitation from CPAC 2020 tells us about the evolving role of religion in public life for the Christian Right

March 12, 2020
Suleimani

Iran | Just War | religious ethics | Donald Trump

General Suleimani, U.S. Policy, and Jus ad Vim

Why we need a better way of talking about the use of “force short of war”

January 9, 2020
EO

Donald Trump | Anti-Semitism | Judaism | politics

Free Speech in Poetry and in Prose

What the President's executive order to combat anti-Semitism teaches us about the abuse and misunderstanding of free speech

December 16, 2019
White

Donald Trump | politics | Evangelicalism | Christian Right | Pentecostalism

Paula White and the Mainstreaming of American Pentecostalism

Trump's appointment of Paula White is an indicator of shifting lines within the Christian right

November 7, 2019
Trump

Donald Trump | Civil Religion

The Blinding Idol

Daniel Owings discusses the shortcomings of idolatry imagery for understanding Donald Trump

October 17, 2019
Trump

democracy | Donald Trump | religious ethics

Sharpiegate, or the Origins and Ends of Democracy

What does #Sharpiegate teach us about the place of religion in the future, or the end, of democracy?

September 23, 2019

transgender | public theology | Donald Trump | LGBTQ

Male, Female, and Transgender: Notes from Theological Anthropology

Scripture, tradition, reason, and experience do not speak univocally.

November 8, 2018

Donald Trump | Eric Voegelin | fascism | political religion | sacralization of politics

What Trump's "Lies" Have to Do with (Political) Religion

Reviewers of former FBI director James Comey’s A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership (Flatiron, 2018) have fixed on the second of the three terms in the book’s subtitle. In one widely disseminated quote, Comey compares the flagrant dishonesty...

April 19, 2018

Donald Trump

Intense Religion and Donald Trump

Many people were surprised when Donald Trump became U.S. president, considering him a long-shot candidate with a message more suited to the past than the present. But despite, and in some ways because of, social change, intensely religious Americans ...

January 18, 2018

Donald Trump

Trump and the Inward Light

The U.S. president’s unilateral decision in December 2017 to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel understandably precipitated a storm of protest in the world of Realpolitik, and was immediately condemned almost unanimously by the United Natio...

January 18, 2018