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Collin Slowey

Posts by Collin Slowey

Collin Slowey is a rising senior at Baylor University, where he studies political science. In spring 2020, Mr. Slowey attended the Baylor in Washington program. While in DC, he interned with the Center for Public Justice, with which he continues to work on an independent basis. In addition to politics, Mr. Slowey studies great texts and film. During this summer, he is interning for the Initiative on Faith and Public Life at AEI. He is originally from Bryan, Texas.

Material Political Ends and Immanent Christianity

As American politics has become more polarized, American Christians have followed suit. On the left, many progressive Christians embrace socialist ideas and semi-revolutionary tactics as the most effective means of achieving social justice. On the right, post-liberals...

The Christian and Ideology

The last few decades of American politics have seen a widespread increase in polarization and partisanship. Much of this is explained by the prevalence of ideology in today’s public square. Adherents to opposing worldviews claim an inability to agree on so much as...

Peace in the Midst of Politics

It’s no secret that politics has been growing more contentious, and the events of this year have seriously exacerbated that trend. In the light of the coronavirus pandemic and the tragic murder of George Floyd, our public square is filled with suspicion, vitriol, and...

The Architecture of Civil Society

In recent years, scholars and policy-makers have shown a renewed interest in civil society. The call to revitalize and empower the mediating institutions that stand between the national government and the individual––from churches to charities to bowling leagues––has...

What the Reformation Teaches Us About Political Conflict

At first glance, the period of history leading up to the Reformation and our current political moment seem to have little in common. While 16th century Europe was a pseudo-theocratic feudal society, ours is a modern, liberal nation-state, and increasingly secular....