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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.”

2021 Erasmus Lecture by Wilfred M. McClay

Now in its 34th 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