manuscript

political religion | Augustine of Hippo | politics

We Hold These Truths

An Augustinian meditation on the communal dispositions required for democracy

January 25, 2021
Sibelius

music | politics | fascism | Donald Trump

Symphonic Politics, Sibelius, and the Immanent Messiah

Our country cannot afford to wait for a miracle. The music of Jean Sibelius teaches us what the alternatives might look like.

January 11, 2021
Tom Cotton

slavery | politics | political religion | United Methodists

King Cotton

The United Methodist Church's roots witness against Cotton's attack on critical history

September 3, 2020
Kadir Nelson

George Floyd | politics | Race and religion

The Art of the Social Contract

The art that is helping us see the failures of America's social contract

July 20, 2020
Ozymandias

Confederate flag | racism | democracy | politics

Toppling History?

A reflection on the debate about Confederate monuments and the enduring truths that ought to guide us

July 15, 2020
In God We Trust

politics | Civil Religion

In What Do We Trust?

Reflecting on what holds us together as a society that embodies justice

June 22, 2020
liberty

politics | religious ethics

Liberty Divided

Exploring the battle over one of the nation's founding ideals

May 25, 2020
virtual worship

Coronavirus | worship | politics

Pandemic Piety

What is proper piety in the season of COVID-19?

April 30, 2020
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Bible | Bible study | politics

How Republican Politicians Get Schooled on the Bible

An investigation of the Bible study (and its teacher) influencing how Republican politicians understand the coronavirus pandemic

April 6, 2020