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Our blog is a forum for writing on issues of faith, politics, economics, and society. It primarily features writing from students and faculty in our network.
Visiting Professors

Visiting Professors

A position that rotates each academic year, our Visiting Professors are partner faculty members who are selected to contribute to the initiative’s work in various ways. Past Visiting Professors have served as instructors for our Summer Honors Program, given lectures...

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Achievement and the Christian Life

Achievement and the Christian Life

If you are reading this essay, I can be sure of one thing: You have achieved something of significance, and you hope to do still more. You wish to write a book, start a company, help the poor and disadvantaged, become a doctor or lawyer, or make a scientific discovery. In contemporary parlance, you want to change the world and chase your passions.

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How Should a Christian Approach War, Peace, and World Order?

How Should a Christian Approach War, Peace, and World Order?

As a college student interested in foreign policy and grand strategy, I applied for the AEI Values & Capitalism Summer Honors Program searching for ways to incorporate my Christian faith into my approach to international relations and armed conflict. While I left with still more questions than answers, I gained valuable insight into how Christians throughout history have approached these topics. Of the documents covered during my “Christian Faith and American Foreign Policy” class at AEI, which was taught by Dr. Will Inboden, I found St. Augustine’s City of God to provide the most insight.

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The Complexity of Markets

The Complexity of Markets

In our current polarized political environment, it is easy to paint in black and white and pit staunchly liberal and conservative viewpoints in direct opposition of each other on a number of issues.The question of free markets is no different.It is easy for our categorical minds to identify only two options: a completely free market versus a government-regulated economy or more broadly, capitalism versus socialism.

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