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CNN: Pope Francis Losing Favor Among American Catholics


Is Pope Francis too liberal for U.S. conservatives?

Weekly Standard: In Praise of Folly


What a 16th-century blockbuster teaches us about leadership in the age of Trump.

BBC RADIO: President Trump, One Year On


In this week of the first anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, a panel of American commentators reunite to talk about the reality, and in particular about the religious elements at play.

Wall Street Journal: How Martin Luther Advanced Freedom


The Reformation brought a radical egalitarianism to Christendom.

National Geographic: Martin Luther and the Long March to Freedom of Conscience


The father of the Protestant Reformation was a flawed prophet, but his voice was vital in the struggle for religious liberty.

Congressional Quarterly: Future of the Christian Right


Are evangelicals losing their political clout?

National Interest: Christian History Shows Why an Islamic Reformation Is Harder Than It Sounds


Theological reform is one thing. A new concept of politics is another.

Christianity Today: Why Reinhold Niebuhr Still Haunts American Politics


This article was originally posted at Christianity Today. A couple weeks before President Trump fired James Comey, we learned that the then-FBI director was an admirer of 20th century theologian Reinhold Niebuhr. Thanks to sleuthing by Gizmodo, we learned that Comey’s Twitter display name was named after the father of Christian realism and that he had […]

Winners of The Tolkien Society Awards 2017 Announced


This article was originally posted at The Tolkien Society. We are pleased to announce the winners of The Tolkien Society Awards 2017. The Tolkien Society Awards recognise excellence in the fields of Tolkien scholarship and fandom, highlighting our long-standing charitable objective to “seek to educate the public in, and promote research into, the life and works […]

National Review: Syria, War Crimes, and the National Interest


This article was originally posted at National Review. President Donald Trump’s decision last week to order airstrikes to punish Syria for a chemical-weapons attack that killed and injured scores of civilians has exposed conservatism’s intellectual confusion about U.S. foreign policy. Perhaps the most troubling thing about this debate is the deficit of historical perspective – a […]