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Publication Date Title Authors(s) Topic
11-10-2014The Local Church: A Place of Compassion in the Syrian CrisisRupen DasSyrian civil war
09-13-2013Chemical Weapons and Our Moral ResponseMichael J. GersonSyrian war
08-30-2013Responding to Syria’s WarMichael J. GersonSyrian war
10-18-2013Politics and ProseByron BorgerTanner Colby
07-13-2012Roberts RulesTimothy Sherratttax
10-31-2005A Good Tax-Reform ProposalJames Skillentax reform
01-15-2001Tax Cuts and Savings RatesJames Skillentax reform
10-28-2011Tax Reform and CompromiseTed Williams IIItax reform
01-04-2013In Search of Political CourageMichael J. Gersontax reform
12-14-2012Stewardship and the Fiscal CliffJohn Andersontax reform
07-01-2011Justice, Productivity, and the Basics of Tax ReformRyan Streetertax reform
06-17-2011Back Door Social EngineeringJordan J. Ballortax reform
06-10-2011Moral Principles for a Healthy American EconomyRyan Messamoretax reform
05-27-2011Thinking Christianly about Debt, Spending and TaxesEric Teeteltax reform
01-07-2011Understanding ObamaHarold Heietaxes
01-18-2013Politics & ProseByron BorgerTaylor Branch
10-15-2010Fighting Disease in the Developing WorldMichael J. GersonTB
11-05-2010Addressing the Role of Government in Response to the Rise of the Tea Party MovementWilliam Edgar, Hilary SherrattTea Party
11-05-2010Teapot Tempest Temporary?David T. KoyzisTea Party
10-29-2010Tea Party IdeologyMichael GersonTea Party
10-22-2010The Tea Party and Christian Conservatism: A Marriage Made in Heaven?Michelle KirtleyTea Party
08-05-2011No New Taxes, War, and the Debt Ceiling CrisisTimothy SherrattTea Party
12-03-2010The Ethical Promise and Challenge of Simulation-based Military TrainingJason E. Summerstechnology
11-04-2011The Flawed Technological Approach to Electoral Reform of Americans ElectJason E. Summerstechnology
05-06-2011Just War and Osama bin Laden (cont.)Erica Borggren, Brenda Kay ZylstraTerrorism
05-06-2011Just War and Osama bin Laden (cont.)Marc LiVecche, Erik Borggren, Keith PavlischekTerrorism
05-06-2011Just War and Osama bin LadenJonathine Shine, Tyler Wigg-Stevenson, Daniel H. LevineTerrorism
09-20-2004Terrorism is Not the EnemyAUTHORTerrorism
03-11-2002U.S. Defense: A Question of PerspectiveJames SkillenTerrorism
12-17-2001Exposing the Roots of HatredKeith PavlischekTerrorism
11-05-2001Beyond the Military CampaignJames SkillenTerrorism
10-22-2001Seamless SillinessKeith PavlischekTerrorism
09-24-2001The Ignominious Pretension of Falwell/RobertsonJames SkillenTerrorism
01-25-2013North/West African Conflicts and Interfaith InterventionismBy R. Drew SmithTerrorism
06-06-2008Rule of Law Succumbs to Torture for SafetyJames SkillenTerrorism
08-19-2011A Christian Response to TerrorismBrenda Kay ZylstraTerrorism
07-29-2011Free Speech and the War on TerrorRyan McIlhennyTerrorism
02-21-2014Politics and ProseBryon Borgerthe Alternative Political Conversations project
08-16-2013Politics and ProseByron Borger The American Bible: How Our Words Unite
06-07-2013The American EagleAaron Belzthe American eagle
09-07-2012The Deep DivideAaron Belzthe arts
12-13-2004Matters of Faith . . . and PrisonJosh GoodThe Faith-Based Initiative
05-21-2010Faith-Based Policy: Will the Center Hold?Stanley Carlson-ThiesThe Faith-Based Initiative
02-13-2009Faith-Based Initiative, Version 3.0Stanley Carlson-ThiesThe Faith-Based Initiative
08-03-2007Which Candidate Will Go First?Stanley Carlson-ThiesThe Faith-Based Initiative
07-06-2007An Uncertain Victory for the Faith-Based InitiativeTimothy SherrattThe Faith-Based Initiative
03-16-2007The Faith-Based Initiative After 2008Stephen LazarusThe Faith-Based Initiative
01-05-2007Don't Backslide on the Faith-Based InitiativeStanley Carlson-ThiesThe Faith-Based Initiative
06-21-2013Politics and ProseByron BorgerThe Just Church
10-06-2014The New Climate EconomyRusty Pritchardthe New Climate Economy
12-08-2014Protest PsalmsGreg Ayersthe Reformation
01-24-2014The Thin Satire of The Wolf of Wall StreetJosh LarsenThe Wolf of Wall Street
04-11-2014Building Up the Common GoodMichael J. Gersontolerance
04-22-2011Fasting for Hunger PreventionMichael J. GersonTony Hall
08-09-2013Challenging Interpretations of Zero Dark ThirtyJosh Larsen torture
01-25-2013Challenging Interpretations of Zero Dark ThirtyBy Josh Larsentorture
10-13-2014Marilynne Robinson’s AmericaAaron Belztotal depravity
11-07-2016Just Trade Policy in a Changing World EconomyRodney D. Ludematrade policy
01-14-2011A Role for Religious Rhetoric in the Public SquareMichael J. Gersontragedy
12-13-2013Can the Government Keep Me Healthy? Michelle Crotwell Kirtleytrans fats
10-14-2011Tranströmer's PoliticsJohn WilsonTranströmer
07-26-2013Race and the Image of GodHarold Dean TrulearTrayvon Martin
07-19-2013A Real Discussion on RaceMichael J. GersonTrayvon Martin
06-28-2013Explosions in TurkeySteven E. MeyerTurkish protests
12-02-2011Political Commitments and Doing JusticePaul Ottotwo-party system
08-02-2013New Israeli-Palestinian Talks: Playing at the Edges?Steven E. Meyertwo-state solution
02-15-2013Politics & ProseByron Borger Tyler Wigg-Stevenson
11-23-2012Could the Syrian Civil War Spread?Paul S. RoweU.S. foreign policy
03-14-2014Anti-gay Laws are Disastrous Health PolicyMichael J. GersonUganda
10-27-2014The European Union at a Crossroads?Alice-Catherine CarlsUkraine
08-11-2014Responsibility, Power, and Irresponsible InterventionBradford LittlejohnUkraine
03-28-2014The Power of Restraint in UkraineRobert J. JoustraUkraine
03-21-2014Ukraine: The Plot ThickensSteven E. MeyerUkraine
08-04-2014Responding to the Unaccompanied Minor CrisisAaron Korthuisundocumented minors
02-14-2014SOTU and the Failure of PoliticsBradford Littlejohnunilateralism
02-22-2013Filling the Gap in Health Coverage Among the PoorMichelle Crotwell Kirtleyuninsured
08-04-2014What are the Responsibilities of Teachers Unions?Theodore Williams III and Mackenzie Harmonunions
05-04-2015The United Nations: A Global Institution Still Worth Engaging?Kathryn YarlettUnited Nations
09-09-2002Earth to Summit: It's Government, Stupid!James SkillenUnited Nations
10-04-2013Renewal in the Shadow of Great Power PoliticsBecca McBrideUnited Nations Security Council
07-27-2015Solomon’s Porch or the Academy of Athens?William Edgaruniversity education
10-06-2014Preserving Pluralism in University Student OrganizationsChelsea LangstonUniversity of Michigan
06-07-2013The Case for US Intervention in SyriaMichael GersonUS intervention
07-26-2013Small Steps Towards Principled PluralismTimothy SherrattUS Senate rules
03-21-2014DACA, ENFORCE and Faithful Execution of the LawStephanie SummersUSCIS
01-19-2015Seeking Just Lending Practices (2)Stephen K. Reevesusury
01-12-2015Seeking Just Lending PracticesStephen K. Reevesusury laws
07-21-2014The Ethical Conflict Underlying the Disagreements Over the Hobby Lobby RulingJason E. Summersutilitarianism
10-04-2013Jean Bethke Elshtain, Václav Havel, and the Ethics of ResponsibilityLubomir Martin OndrasekVáclav Havel
07-28-2014The North Carolina Poet Laureate Question (1)Aaron BelzValerie Macon
04-13-2015April 15 Is Tax Day -- and It’s Time for Tax ReformJohn AndersonVAT tax
05-03-2013The Aftermath of the Post-Chávez Elections: Implications for US-Venezuelan RelationsRuth Melkonian-Hoover and Jessica AllenVenezuelan opposition
04-25-2014Engaging Our Veterans: A Simple Start to Bridging the Civil-Military DivideErica Borggrenveterans
06-09-2014Public Justice and the Security GapTimothy SherrattVictor Boutros
06-09-20142014 Kuyper Lecture ResponseJames W. Skillen Victor Boutros
06-02-2014Religion: The Missing Dimension of StatecraftRobert J. JoustraVictor Boutros
05-17-2013Viktor Orbán and Hungary’s ConstitutionDavid KoyzisViktor Orban
07-28-2014Artists Unite: Gentrification and the Village of West GreenvilleMikael PelzVillage of West Greenville
05-03-2013At the Corner of Need and Calling Timothy Sherratt vocation
05-13-2011Vocational Stewardship Beyond Piety to Public GoodAmy L. Shermanvocational stewardship