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It’s Time for the Church to Hold Political Leaders Accountable

In October 2019, a parish priest in South Carolina denied Joe Biden communion over Biden’s support for abortion rights, making national news. Amid the hot takes on whether priests should refuse communion on political grounds, the real question went unasked: Why are we...

America Under Siege: Election Interference and the Importance of Integrity

In 2016, controversy arose over foreign actors trying to influence the future of the US presidency, casting doubt on the process and, ultimately, the outcome’s legitimacy. In fact, in the aftermath of the election, it became routine to see talk of foreign interference...

The Limits and Advantages of Systemic Racism Theory for Christian Thought

In the wake of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and the deaths of other black victims of police violence, discussions about racial justice have concerned tiers of racism — individual, institutional, and systemic. The philosophical underpinning of these terms makes...

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...