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Tyler Castle

Posts by Tyler Castle

Tyler Castle is the director of AEI's Initiative on Faith & Public Life. He is a graduate of Westmont College (political science), a former John Jay Institute Fellow, and a former intern for Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-MI) and AEI’s Values & Capitalism program. He writes regularly on issues of society, faith, and politics, and he is the former cocaptain of the championship-winning AEI softball team.
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Common Good #2 – Robert Doar

In this edition of “Common Good” we are joined by Robert Doar, the Morgridge Fellow in Poverty Studies at the American Enterprise Institute where he studies and evaluates how free enterprise and improved federal policies and programs can reduce poverty and provide...

We’re East of Eden, But It Is Still in Sight

I’m a big fan of classic literature. In part, I appreciate the aesthetic beauty of well-written prose. But even more so, I love how a compelling story can pry its way into the heart and imagination of the reader. A complex message becomes digestible when it is served...

What Is the “Good Life”?

A boy lies on a rickety bed in the only room of a grimy cottage. He is deathly ill and his family is impoverished and dysfunctional. The father is loving, but cowardly; the mother is mentally disabled and distant. And yet, as he slowly dies, a group of boys—who had...

What Do the Vulnerable Need: An Angry Rant or a Purposeful Song?

Last weekend, I attended the fifth-annual Justice Conference in Los Angeles, a gathering of evangelical Christian “justice junkies,” in the words of World Vision president Richard Stearns. For two days, a crowd of energetic, passionate, mostly young Christians heard...