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A Conversation with Harrison Butker and R. R. Reno

Join us on Monday, July 10 in Kansas City for a conversation with First Things editor R. R. Reno and Kansas City Chiefs placekicker Harrison Butker on magnanimity in a polarized world.

Cardinal Richelieu's Forgotten Heiress

On Sunday, March 12, First Things contributor Bronwen McShea and editor R. R. Reno will be discussing McShea's new historical biography, La Duchesse: The Life of Marie de Vignerot—Cardinal Richelieu's Forgotten Heiress Who Shaped the Fate of France (Pegasus Books). 

Antihumanism and the Post-Political Condition

Join us on Tuesday, March 7 at 7 p.m. to hear Matthew B. Crawford give the sixth annual First Things Lecture in Washington, D.C. at The Heritage Foundation's Allison Auditorium (214 Massachusetts Avenue NE). 

Living a Christian Life in an Increasingly Secular World

Join us on Monday, February 20 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Atlanta, Georgia for a conversation with Mark Bauerlein on “Living a Christian Life in an Increasingly Secular World.” Registration form below.

2022 Erasmus Lecture

Now in its 35th year, the Erasmus Lecture brings world-renowned speakers to New York—including Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, Archbishop Timothy Dolan, Gilbert Meilaender, and Rabbi Jonathan Sacks—to address an audience of over five hundred people each year. The lecture also appears in the pages of First Things and on

Charlotte Area Reader Summit

Join us at Belmont Abbey College on October 14-15 for the first of what we hope are many regional First Things reader summits. Our topic: Friendship in an Age of Polarization. 

Christian Faith and Political Power

What does “Jesus is Lord” mean in a liberal political culture like our own? What kind of public authority should religious believers seek for God’s revelation? Join us as First Things editor R. R. Reno sits down with New York Times columnist and prolific author Ross Douthat for a timely conversation

Austin Lecture with Carl R. Trueman

Please join us at Austin’s University Avenue Church of Christ to hear contributing editor Carl R. Trueman give a public lecture on “The Sentimental Death of a Culture.”