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Publication Date Title Authors(s) Topic
03-14-2014Legality, Morality, and Plausibility in the Crimean CrisisBradford LittlejohnCrimea
02-14-2014SOTU and the Failure of PoliticsBradford Littlejohnunilateralism
01-10-2014Shedding Christian Blood: The Perils of Naïve SolidarityBradford Littlejohnconflict resolution
06-14-2013Taking the Long ViewBrant HimesAbraham Kuyper
01-21-2011Legal Abortion: An Unjust PeaceBrenda Kay ZylstraMarch for Life
08-19-2011A Christian Response to TerrorismBrenda Kay ZylstraTerrorism
02-01-2008Pro-Life Rally—35 YearsBrenda Kay ZylstraAbortion
01-13-2012Contemporary Poetry: A Renewed Medium for Social Consciousness?Brett Fostercontemporary poetry
12-16-2011Contemporary Poetry: What It’s Typically Good At, and How That’s ChangingBrett FosterPhilip Levine
11-18-2011Contemporary Poetry: Social Conscience? Not So MuchBrett Fostercontemporary poetry
07-16-2010The Art of DeterrenceBrian AutenDeterrence
03-04-2011Dialogue IBrian Auten, Erica Borggren, Erik BorggrenJust War
04-08-2011Dialogue IBrian Auten, Robert Joustra, Marc LiVeccheLibya
12-07-2012Peering into the Bird’s Nest of Public Service UnionsBrian Dijkemapublic sector unions
09-21-2012The Chicago Teachers’ Strike: A Just Conflict?Brian Dijkemalabor relations
07-13-2012The Morality of the Free Enterprise SystemBrian Fikkertsocialism
03-18-2011The Crisis of Global PovertyBrian Fikkertinternational poverty
03-23-2015Changing Flags, Shifting IdentitiesBruce C. Wearnepost-colonialism
08-14-2009What’s Better about Being More Equal?Bruce C. WearneIncome and Equality
08-23-2013The Problem of Elections and Australia’s Two-Party Parliamentary SystemBruce Wearne Australia
06-27-2016Confident Pluralism: A ResponseBryan McGrawpluralism
05-18-2012Pity the School: Vanderbilt and the Cultivation of the Indifferent PluralistBryan T. McGrawreligious freedom
12-23-2011Asking About a Candidate’s ReligionBryan T. McGrawcampaign
02-21-2014Politics and ProseBryon Borgerthe Alternative Political Conversations project
07-01-2011Politics and ProseBryon Borgerbook reviews
08-03-2012Politics & ProseBy Byron Borgerpolitical history
11-16-2015Politics in the Trenches: Local Advocacy for Immigration Reform in IowaBy Harold Heieimmigration reform
01-25-2013Challenging Interpretations of Zero Dark ThirtyBy Josh Larsentorture
03-16-2012Kony2012: A Call to CompassionBy Michael J. GersonLord's Resistance Army
01-25-2013North/West African Conflicts and Interfaith InterventionismBy R. Drew SmithTerrorism
01-27-2012Brinkmanship with the Desperate: Now is not the time to attack IranBy Robert Joustra Foreign Policy
01-25-2013Capitalism, Ideology and the Abortion Debate (after 40 years) By Ryan McIlhennyRoe v. Wade
09-28-2012Accommodating Faith-Based Organizations in HIV/AIDS Services By Stanley Carlson-Thiesrelgious freedom
08-30-2013Beyond Purely Economic Solutions to PovertyBy the Editorial Team, Shared Justicepoverty alleviation
07-27-2012Politics & ProseByron BorgerOs Guinness
06-29-201510 Summer Reads to Inspire JusticeByron Borgerbook reviews
10-18-2013Politics and ProseByron BorgerTanner Colby
01-19-2015“The Hobbit Party” and “Called to the Life of the Mind”Byron BorgerRichard Mouw
06-29-2012Politics & ProseByron BorgerRandy S. Woodley
09-20-2013Politics and ProseByron Borgerreligious freedom
11-30-201512 Books for the 12 Days of ChristmasByron Borgerbook reviews
08-30-2013Politics and ProseByron BorgerSamuel Logan
12-15-2014“Fierce Convictions”Byron BorgerAbolition
06-01-2012Politics & ProseByron BorgerRay Blunt
08-16-2013Politics and ProseByron Borger The American Bible: How Our Words Unite
08-16-2013Politics & ProseByron BorgerRon Sider
08-09-2013Politics & ProseByron Borger polarization
08-09-2013Politics & ProseByron BorgerChristian Democratic movement
11-17-2014“Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption”Byron BorgerBryan Stevenson
05-04-2012Politics & ProseByron BorgerMichelle Alexander
07-19-2013Politics and ProseByron Borger Al Tizon
07-11-2016Top Ten Summer Reads 2016Byron Borger book reviews
10-20-2014“Forgive Us: Confessions of a Compromised Faith”Byron Borgerpublic confession
03-30-2012Politics and ProseByron BorgerRon Sider
12-05-2016CPJ's 2016 Christmas BooksByron Borgerbook reviews
06-21-2013Politics and ProseByron BorgerThe Just Church
09-15-2014"Secular Government, Religious People"Byron BorgerSecular Government Religious People
03-02-2012Politics & ProseByron Borgerreligious freedom
05-17-2013Politics and ProseByron Borgerand Define a Nation
08-18-2014Politics and ProseByron BorgerNeo-Calvinism
01-27-2012Politics and ProseByron BorgerWendell Berry
04-19-2013Politics and ProseByron BorgerChristian Democratic movement
07-21-2014Politics and ProseByron BorgerDordt College
03-15-2013Politics & ProseByron Borgerreligious freedom
12-09-2011Politics and ProseByron Borgerbooks
06-16-2014Politics and ProseByron BorgerChristian Political Witness
11-11-2011Politics and ProseByron Borgerbook reviews
02-15-2013Politics & ProseByron Borger Tyler Wigg-Stevenson
05-16-2014Politics and ProseByron BorgerRobert Ames
10-14-2011Politics and ProseByron Borgerlaw
01-18-2013Politics & ProseByron BorgerTaylor Branch
04-18-2014Politics and ProseByron BorgerWe Answer to Another
12-14-2012Politics & ProseByron BorgerAbraham Lincoln
09-09-2011Politics and ProseByron Borgerbook reviews
03-21-2014Politics and ProseByron Borgerstatecraft
11-23-2012Politics & ProseByron Borger polarization
08-05-2011Politics and ProseByron Borgerbook reviews
11-02-2012Politics & ProseByron BorgerJacques Berlinerblau
01-17-2014Politics and ProseByron BorgerGary Haugen
10-05-2012Politics & ProseByron Borgerfaith and politics
12-20-2013Politics and ProseByron BorgerSummit on Christian Moral Responsibility
08-31-2012Politics & ProseByron Borgerpoverty
05-20-2011Politics and ProseByron Borgerbook review
11-15-2013Politics and ProseByron Borgerworld Christianity
11-05-2010What are your hopes for the next Congress, given the outcome of this week's elections?Carl Zylstra, Michael O'Brien, Brett Swearingen, Melissa Silversmidterm election 2010
04-18-2016Primary TimeCarol Veldman Rudiepresidential campaigns
07-15-2011How to Pick a PresidentCarol Veldman Rudienational popular vote
07-06-2012Principle & PracticeCatherine E. Wilsonchildren of undocumented residents
08-30-2013Poverty Alleviation, Social Innovation, and the Nonprofit SectorCatherine E. Wilsonpoverty alleviation
05-24-2013DialogueCatherine E. WilsonComprehensive Immigration Reform
05-02-2014On the GroundCatherine E. Wilsonadvocacy
06-18-2010Catholic social teaching and immigrationCatherine WilsonImmigration
11-03-2014Instruction vs. EducationCharles Glenncommon good
09-12-2016Why Justice Requires Educational Opportunity and FreedomCharles Glenneducation
09-10-2001Time to Fix Bilingual EducationCharles GlennEducation
10-28-2011Can We Talk Rationally about Educational Freedom?Charles L. Glenn, choice
01-26-2015The Cradle Fund: A Bridge for Shalom in the Middle EastCharles Strohmerrefugees
06-14-2013Wise US Foreign Policy Begins at Home Charles StrohmerDoctrine of Restoration
08-25-2014The Diplomacy of Wisdom: Agency of Peaceful ChangeCharles Strohmerwisdom tradition
08-18-2014Wisdom: The Missing Agency of Foreign PolicyCharles StrohmerAncient Near East