"If the church fails to apply the central truth of Christianity to social problems correctly, someone else will do so incorrectly.” Carl F.H. Henry

We Have Entered a World of Groupthink

In the aftermath of the Obama administration’s sweeping transgender decree, it’s worth considering just how this will play out in local schools. One thing that strikes me as particularly unique about this rule is how it is unlike other disagreements about sexuality within the culture war. For example, while there is debate at the public... Read More

Book Recommendation: Dreisbach’s Thomas Jefferson and the Wall of Separation Between Church and State

I just finished rendering Daniel Dreisbach’s Thomas Jefferson and the Wall of Separation Between Church and State for a doctoral seminar this semester. Dreisbach is a professor at American University and one of America’s premier historians on the First Amendment. Originally published in 2003, the book focuses exclusively on Jefferson’s famous phrase written to the Danbury... Read More

One More Reason Why Religious Liberty Laws Don’t Discriminate

This morning, I published a piece at The Gospel Coalition titled “Three Reasons Why Religious Liberty Laws Don’t Discriminate.” In my original post, I had three major points for why religious liberty legislation is unlike invidious discrimination. Invidious discrimination is an action that is legally required. Invidious discrimination is an action that is systemic. Invidious... Read More

God and Moral Limits in the Public Square

Conservative activist Ben Shapiro has always been a little hard edged for me—especially in tone. But I took his stepping away from Breitbart as a good sign that even very, very conservative individuals like him finally saw through the charade of Breitbart journalism. Mark Hemingway of the Weekly Standard tweeted a video of Shapiro giving... Read More

Fools for Christ

Justice Antonin Scalia’s coffin is now in the grave. To many, the grave means the cessation of existence. To the Christian, it means that the redeemed await a future resurrection. Non-existence versus eternal glory. Those are polar opposites—antitheses. In the aftermath of his death, I find myself returning to this widely shared quote that Justice... Read More