Category: Politics

A Call for Partisan Consistency

Bipartisanship in our country may be at a low point, but bipartisan moral inconsistency seems to be more prevalent than ever. Republicans and Democrats alike appear to follow Lewis Carroll’s Red Queen in believing six impossible things before breakfast. They laud their own party’s candidates and officeholders while castigating those of the other party by […]

Lower Middle Class Hurt Most by Gov’t Marriage Penalties, Study Finds

Government policies that penalize marriage hurt lower middle class families the most, leading many to avoid getting married, a new study released Tuesday discovered. In an Institute for Family Studies and American Enterprise Institute joint report titled “Marriage, Penalized: Does Social-Welfare Policy Affect Family Formation?” scholars W. Bradford Wilcox, Joseph P. Price, and Angela Rachidi, […]

Advice to Young Christian Politicos

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve had three occasions where I’ve been asked what recommendations or suggestions I’d offer to young Christians who are interested in developing good political habits and understanding how the political world operates. So, in the interest of maybe helping others, I’ve written down some of the advice I’ve offered.

Islam, Revolution, and Black Lives Matter – Crisis Magazine

In a speech delivered to the Annual MAS-ICNA (Muslim American Society and Islamic Circle of North America) Convention in December 2015, Nihad Awad, the Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), urged Muslim Americans to take up the cause of Black Lives Matter. “Black Lives Matter is our matter,” he said; “Black Lives […]

Rob Schenck Is Wrong- One Can Be Pro-Life and ‘Pro-Gun’

Last week Reverend Rob Schenck, an evangelical Christian, published a morally confusing, anti-firearm piece in the Washington Post, in which he claimed that one can’t be both pro-life and pro-gun at the same time. Specifically, the tenor of the piece took the position that Christians can’t be pro-life if they’re pro-gun. For starters, Schenck’s position — that […]

Evangelicals, Black Lives Matter and The New York Times

Last week the New York Times ran an article discussing the trepidation some Evangelical Christians face when it comes to the Black Lives Matter Movement. It notes that religious support for Black Lives Matter generally lies with Christians and denominations that are more progressive, like the United Church of Christ, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and […]