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Publication Date Title Authors(s) Topic
05-23-2014The Lessons and Challenges of SyriaSteven E. MeyerSyria
12-22-2014The Limits of European UnityDavid KoyzisCatholic social teaching
05-31-2013The Limits of Self-GovernmentTimothy SherrattOK; just society
11-10-2014The Local Church: A Place of Compassion in the Syrian CrisisRupen DasSyrian civil war
08-11-2014The Local Church: Mosaic and the Renewal of Little Rock 72204Mikael Pelzcommunity development
03-22-2013The Mandate for JusticeJames W. Skillenbiblical justice
03-29-2013The Meaning of the ResurrectionMichael J. Gersonresurrection
03-02-2012The Misguided Ethics of PersonhoodMichael J. Gersonpersonhood
02-16-2015The Modern Presidency: Populism Vs. Public JusticeTimothy SherrattWoodrow Wilson
11-22-2013The Modern Witness of 12 Years a SlaveJosh Larsenslavery
06-03-2011The Moral Underpinnings of CapitalismMichael J. Gersonpoverty
07-13-2012The Morality of the Free Enterprise SystemBrian Fikkertsocialism
11-12-2010The Most Important Political Choice Christians Will MakeMichael J. GersonSuffering
11-03-2003The Myth of Essential PrivatenessWilliam HarperCivil Society
10-06-2014The New Climate EconomyRusty Pritchardthe New Climate Economy
02-07-2014The New Silk Road and Beyond: Reshaping the World Economic GeographyAlice-Catherine CarlsCentral Asia
01-03-2014The New Silk Road and Beyond: Reshaping the World Economic GeographyAlice-Catherine CarlsSilk Road
03-07-2014The New Silk Roads and Beyond: Reshaping World Energy Routes (3)Alice-Catherine Carlsenergy and trade routes
07-28-2014The North Carolina Poet Laureate Question (1)Aaron BelzValerie Macon
08-11-2014The North Carolina Poet Laureate Question (2)Aaron BelzArt
12-21-2015The Not-So-New Presidential CampaignTimothy Sherrattpresidential campaigns
11-07-2008The Obama VictoryJames SkillenElection 2008
07-30-2010The Odious Necessity in a Nuclear AgeMarc LiVeccheNuclear Security
05-18-2012The Older OrphansCristina Martinezfoster care
09-15-2014The Past and Future of WarSteven E. Meyerglobalization
09-06-2013The Perils of Taking SidesDavid KoyzisEgypt
09-13-2013The Poetry of 9/11Aaron Belz9/11
03-18-2011The Politics of the PsalmsDavid T. KoyzisPsalms
08-31-2012The Politics of Will FerrellJosh LarsenWill Ferrell
12-09-1996The Pope and the DictatorAUTHORForeign Policy
08-02-2013The Porn Wall and Christian Politics in the Digital WorldRobert J. JoustraDerek Schuurman
06-18-2001The Poverty of Public Moral DiscourseJames Skillenpolitical discourse
01-05-2015The Power and Principle of Nonviolent ProtestHarold Dean Trulearracial injustice
03-28-2014The Power of Restraint in UkraineRobert J. JoustraUkraine
08-23-2013The Problem of Elections and Australia’s Two-Party Parliamentary SystemBruce Wearne Australia
09-10-2010The Problem With PluralismAshley WoodiwissPluralism
12-09-2011The Promise of Partnership: How Collaboration Could Change the Foster Care SystemDominique Penn Furukawafoster care
10-13-1997The Promise of Promise KeepersAUTHORMarriage/Family
09-14-2007The Proselytism "Problem"Dennis R. HooverReligious Liberty
02-18-2011The Prospects for EgyptPaul S. Rowe, Jim Payton, Robert JoustraEgypt
10-27-1997The Public Face of Private NonProfitsAUTHORnonprofit organizations
08-25-2014The Public Good of Public HealthJess Halecommon good
09-14-2012The Question is Government, Not PersonalitiesJames W. Skillengovernance
10-07-2011The Question of AuthorityJames W. Skillenpolitical authority
08-14-2000The Race to Consolidate the Moral MajorityJames SkillenElection 2000
03-13-2000The Race to the BottomKeith PavlischekElection 2000
06-11-2010The real dissent of the little magazinesAlissa WilkinsonLittle Magazines
01-27-2003The Real Face of the Faith-Based InitiativeStephen LazarusCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
10-08-2001The Real Religious EstablishmentStephen LazarusEducation
03-01-2013The Reality of Our Debt Crisis: By the NumbersMichael J. GersonPaul Krugman
11-14-2005The Redistricting Game: Parties 2, Citizens 0William Harperproportional representation
02-07-2014The Religious Freedom WarsRobert J. JoustraDaniel Philpott
12-07-2007The Religious Right Is Breaking UpStephen V. MonsmaChristian Political Thought
12-30-2002The Republicans' Rare OpportunityJames SkillenPolitics/Government
08-15-2008The Rights Paradox on Guns and MoreTimothy SherrattGun Control
12-01-2014The Role of Young Alumni in Closing the Graduation GapRoy Chancollege access
09-26-2008The Root of the ProblemJames SkillenEconomy
02-24-2003The Rush to WarSteven MeyerForeign Policy
01-24-2005The Second Bush InaugurationStephen V. MonsmaElection 2004
01-17-2014The Second Chance Act: What Smart Bipartisan Legislation Can DoHarold Dean Trulearincarceration
01-21-2011The Significance of the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.Vincent Bacote, Jonathan D. Fitzgerald, Xavier PickettMartin Luther King Jr.
03-15-2013The Significance of the New PopeMichael J. Gersonatholic church
03-14-2014The Skillen Lectures in El SalvadorLou WagenveldEl Salvador
02-06-2006The State of the Faith-Based InitiativeAUTHOREqual treatment for religious organizations
06-27-2005The State of the Labor UnionsTim SherrattLabor/Employment
02-07-2005The State of the UnionJames SkillenPolitics/Government
01-28-2002The State of the UnionJames SkillenPolitics/Government
01-24-2014The State of the Union: Hope with Guts in ItWilliam EdgarState of the Union address
06-25-2010The statecraft of the UK coalition governmentJonathan ChaplinBritish Election 2010
08-08-2005The Stem Cell DebateAUTHORBioethics
04-27-2007The Supreme Court and Partial-Birth AbortionStephen V. MonsmaAbortion
05-02-2014The Supreme Court and Race in AmericaStephen V. MonsmaSCOTUS
06-08-2015The Supreme Court: Guardian or Threat?Jesse Covingtonseparation of powers
10-22-2010The Tea Party and Christian Conservatism: A Marriage Made in Heaven?Michelle KirtleyTea Party
11-01-2013The Tenth ManRobert J. JoustraIsrael
01-24-2014The Thin Satire of The Wolf of Wall StreetJosh LarsenThe Wolf of Wall Street
02-22-2013The Troubled State of the UnionAmy E. BlackState of the Union
12-16-2011The Troubling Decline of Evangelical Social EngagementMichael J. GersonEvangelicals
06-15-2012The True Genius of the U.S. ConstitutionDavid T. KoyzisDemocracy
12-06-2013The Twentieth Anniversary of the Religious Freedom Restoration ActKim Colbysupreme court
07-07-2014The Unbearable Lightness of the Responsibility to ProtectRobert J. Joustra Just War
05-04-2015The United Nations: A Global Institution Still Worth Engaging?Kathryn YarlettUnited Nations
10-11-2013The Value of Realism in PoliticsMichael J. Gersondebt ceiling
03-21-2014The Venezuelan Crisis Needs a Real Mediator … Not Sean PennRuth Melkonian-HooverHenrique Capriles
09-08-2014The Virtue of Acting SlowlyBradford LittlejohnRussell Kirk
02-14-2014The Virtues of Shutting Up Adam Joycesilence
11-16-2012The Xenophobia of ArgoJosh Larsenxenophobia
12-06-2013The “Crack-Smoking Mayor of Toronto” and the Politics of MiddlesRobert J. JoustraCanadian politics
04-08-2002They're not Martyrs, They're MurderersKeith PavlischekMiddle East
01-09-2006Think Beyond IraqStanley Carlson-ThiesIraq War
05-27-2011Thinking Christianly about Debt, Spending and TaxesEric Teeteltax reform
12-13-2013Thinking Like a Third PartyTimothy Sherrattpolarized politics
10-24-2008This is Not the Time to Cut Foreign AidRuth MelkonianForeign Policy
08-31-1998This Year's Biggest ScandalKeith PavlischekForeign Policy
02-17-2012Those were the Days…or were they?Vincent BacoteRonald Reagan
12-21-2012Thoughts on the Newtown MassacreAaron BelzNewtown
04-13-2012Three Public SquaresStephen V. MonsmaPluralism
07-07-1997Time to Amend the ConstitutionJames SkillenReligious Liberty
09-10-2001Time to Fix Bilingual EducationCharles GlennEducation
02-11-2002Title IX and Quotas: A Modest First StepKeith PavlischekEducation