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Publication Date Title Authors(s) Topic
12-22-2014A Christmas Reflection for Ordinary PeopleRoy ClouserChristmas
12-19-2016Christmas – Interlude or Main Event?James W. SkillenChristmas
05-25-2012Prison Ministry in the Post-Colson EraHarold Dean TrulearChuck Colson
04-27-2012In Memoriam: Charles W. Colson, A Life Well-Lived (1931-2012)Michael J. GersonChuck Colson
05-15-2006Fences and WallsStephen V. MonsmaChurch and State
05-20-2011Justice in PlaceGideon Strausscities
06-28-2013Special Elections and the Paradox of Voter FatigueTimothy Sherrattcitizen sovereignty
04-29-2011Politics in ContextGideon StraussCitizenship
04-01-2011Defining the Role of GovernmentAmy E. BlackCitizenship
09-28-2015The Apostle Paul: A Revolutionary Conservative William Edgarcitizenship
11-17-2014A Post-Election Opportunity for PerspectiveVincent BacoteCitizenship
09-05-2016Cultivating Rooted CitizensStephanie Summerscitizenship
11-12-2010CitizenshipJames W. SkillenCitizenship
11-05-2010Needed: a Robust Vision, a Civil ConversationGideon StraussCitizenship
08-27-2010Becoming an AmericanGideon StraussCitizenship
10-14-2011#Occupy and the Longing for Public JusticeStephanie A. SummersCitizenship
07-04-2008Jesus Is Lord!Paul BrinkCitizenship
06-02-2014Pubs and Coffeehouses: A Drinker’s Defense of DemocracyMatthew Kaemingkcivic discourse
01-04-2013Educating the Good CitizenKevin R. den Dulkcivic education
12-05-2008Civic Revival in the Face of ScarcityDean TrulearCivic Responsibility
01-18-2008Martin Luther King DayDean TrulearCivil Rights
01-26-2004Hardwired to ConnectStephen LazarusCivil Society
11-03-2003The Myth of Essential PrivatenessWilliam HarperCivil Society
05-08-2009Notre Dame, Glendon, and ObamaTim SherrattCivil Society
04-03-2006Snitch and DieAlice-Catherine CarlsCivil Society
08-03-2012Let’s Talk PoliticsClay Cookecivility
04-01-2011The Civility MandateRichard J. Mouwcivility
02-04-2011Civility and the Small-c Constitution: Lessons for Egypt's FutureDavid T. Koyziscivility
01-28-2011Two Reasons for CivilityMichael J. Gersoncivility
03-16-2012Religious Liberty and a Rhetoric of ReconciliationJack Newmancivility
11-09-2012Post-Election Cooperation: The Opportunity of a Fresh StartMichael J. Gersoncivility
06-17-2011Let's Disagree, But Not HateMichael J. Gersoncivility
08-17-2012Navigating the Election Season with Humility, Grace, and ReasonAmy E. Blackcivility
04-29-2011Small Steps Forward on Climate Change and Public JusticeRusty Pritchardclimate change
04-25-2016Climate Change: What Can Civil Society Do About It?Rusty Pritchardclimate change
02-03-2012Grass-roots lobbying as Responsible Citizen EngagementPerry Recker climate change
01-13-2012Reducing Carbon Emissions through Tax and RebatePerry Recker climate change
03-08-2013Disaster Relief, Climate Change and Fiscal StewardshipBen Loweclimate change
12-07-2012The Environmental “Cliff”Steven E. Meyerclimate change
07-08-2011What's Lacking in the Climate Debate Isn't Presidential LeadershipRusty Pritchardclimate change
04-22-2011"Come now, let us reason together"—Civil Discourse and Cognitive BiasJason E. Summerscognitive bias
01-24-2014Sister Wives, Polygamy, and CohabitationJulia K. Stronkscohabitation
12-01-2014The Role of Young Alumni in Closing the Graduation GapRoy Chancollege access
04-04-2014Common Core Standards and Public JusticeStephanie SummersCommon Core State Standards
11-03-2014Instruction vs. EducationCharles Glenncommon good
08-25-2014The Public Good of Public HealthJess Halecommon good
01-11-2013A “Common Good” Prescription for our Political MalaiseMichelle Crotwell Kirtleycommon good
08-11-2014The Local Church: Mosaic and the Renewal of Little Rock 72204Mikael Pelzcommunity development
04-28-1997Don't Just Volunteer!James Skillencommunity service
05-24-2013DialogueCatherine E. WilsonComprehensive Immigration Reform
02-21-2014Evaluating Policy ProposalsStephanie Summersconfessional pluralism
05-16-2014Transforming the Israeli-Palestinian ConflictTodd Deatherageconflict resolution
01-10-2014Shedding Christian Blood: The Perils of Naïve SolidarityBradford Littlejohnconflict resolution
02-17-2012Seeking Harmony in ChinaJames W. SkillenConfucianism
08-24-2015Back From Recess: Recovering Congressional LeadershipAmy E. BlackCongress
08-19-2011A Crisis of Civility and RepresentationTimothy Sherrattconstitution
01-13-2012Contemporary Poetry: A Renewed Medium for Social Consciousness?Brett Fostercontemporary poetry
11-18-2011Contemporary Poetry: Social Conscience? Not So MuchBrett Fostercontemporary poetry
08-02-2013The Hobby Lobby Case and Principled PluralismChelsea Langstoncontraception mandate
02-03-2012Violations of Religious FreedomMichael J. Gersoncontraception mandate
06-22-2012The Fundamental Debate Between Liberalism & PluralismMichael J. Gersoncontraceptive mandate
12-23-2011The Contraception Mandate Violates Religious FreedomChelsea Langstoncontraceptive mandate
08-23-2013American Political Values and the Egyptian DilemmaTimothy SherrattCoptic Christians
02-11-2011Wonder, Heartbreak and Hope (10)Gideon Strausscreation
04-18-2014Good Friday and PoliticsWilliam Edgarcreation
05-11-2012Faith Communities and Dedicated Citizens Play a Key Role in Animal Protection Christine Gutlebencreation stewardship
03-14-2014Legality, Morality, and Plausibility in the Crimean CrisisBradford LittlejohnCrimea
04-20-2012“Justice” in America: Two ShootingsSteven E. MeyerCriminal Justice
09-25-2009Vick and a Second ChanceDean TrulearCriminal Justice
10-12-2007Healing Communities for Returning CitizensDean TrulearCriminal Justice
04-13-2007Prisoner ReentryDean TrulearCriminal Justice
09-28-2012The Case for the Crime Victims’ Rights AmendmentMark JansenCriminal Justice
02-29-2016Reforming Crime and Punishment Policies the Right WayJennifer E. Walshcriminal justice reform
05-23-2016A Jail is Not a Prison: Rethinking Local Criminal JusticeHarold Dean Trulearcriminal justice reform
07-25-2016Narrowing the Gate: Options for Criminal Justice Reform Jennifer E. Walshcriminal justice reform
09-29-2014Why are We Prosecuting Sex Trafficking Victims?Nate Friersoncriminal justice system
07-05-2013Agricultural Subsidies and Public JusticeEric Hilkercrop insurance
01-04-2013Can We Do Anything About the Sandy Hook Horrors?Steven E. MeyerCT
04-10-2000Elian Versus Castro's Family ValuesKeith PavlischekCuba
08-06-2010Habits of the heart—individual AND institutionalDavid NaugleCultural Change
08-11-2003Ending the Division of CyprusDavid KoyzisCyprus
06-23-2014Hunger for Justice: The Impact of the Cyprus Tragedy David KoyzisCyprus conflict
02-07-2014The Religious Freedom WarsRobert J. JoustraDaniel Philpott
12-22-2014Corruption and Transparency: Who the Data Revolution is ForgettingJenny Hydedata revolution
07-14-2014Civilization(s) on the Brink in Dawn of the Planet of the ApesJosh LarsenDawn of the Planet of the Apes
11-23-2012Hope in the Face of the Fiscal CliffMichael J. GersonDebt
10-11-2013The Value of Realism in PoliticsMichael J. Gersondebt ceiling
09-27-2013Our System is Designed for CompromiseMichael J. Gersondebt ceiling
04-15-2011Ethics of Defense SpendingJonathan Shinedefense
05-27-2011A Good Tax-Reform ProposalJames W. Skillendeficit
11-11-2011Justice, Deficits, and TaxesDavid P. Gusheedeficit reduction
06-15-2012The True Genius of the U.S. ConstitutionDavid T. KoyzisDemocracy
02-04-2011Egypt After the FallTodd DeatherageDemocracy
05-09-2014Why Art is Inherently PoliticalAaron BelzDemocracy
05-22-2009Two Cheers for DemocracyPaul BrinkDemocracy
10-19-2012Evangelical-Islamist Encounters, Part III: Democracy in Tunisia Chris SeipleDemocracy
04-20-2012Prosecutorial Discretion on Illegal Immigration: Prudent or Punting? Ruth Melkonian-Hooverdeportation
08-02-2013The Porn Wall and Christian Politics in the Digital WorldRobert J. JoustraDerek Schuurman
07-16-2010The Art of DeterrenceBrian AutenDeterrence
05-04-2012Auden the MarksmanAaron BelzDiplomacy