Persuasive Disciples, Not Anarchic Disrupters

In today’s deeply divided America, the public debate is too often being framed by those who substitute invective for argument while demonstrating a visceral contempt for normal democratic political and legal process. Unless reason reasserts itself over passion, the potential for short-term chaos is great and the risk of long-term damage even greater. Continue Reading »

Evangelicals in Exile

A fresh round of sordid revelations will probably not hinder some evangelicals from the dream of golfing with our current president. But exile and defiance are certainly among the movement’s infinite translations as well. Continue Reading »

How to Protest Better

A protest isn’t only a way to gauge the strength of feeling or strength of numbers on a side; it is also a way of judging character. A person on the other side, or who hasn’t made up his or her mind on an issue, observes a protest and asks: “If they win, what would it be like to live in a community in which their side is ascendant?” Continue Reading »