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Publication Date Title Authors(s) Topic
01-10-2014Now is Not the Time for a Major Initiative on InequalityTimothy Sherrattmidterm elections
01-10-2014Shedding Christian Blood: The Perils of Naïve SolidarityBradford Littlejohnconflict resolution
01-10-2014Snow PoetryAaron Belzsnow
01-10-2014John Kerry and Middle East Peace: Negotiating a Hard BargainPaul S. RoweMiddle East peace process
01-03-2014Society and DependenceMichael J. GersonHenri Nouwen
01-03-2014Elshtain’s EpiphanyJohn D. CarlsonJean Bethke Elshtain
01-03-2014The New Silk Road and Beyond: Reshaping the World Economic GeographyAlice-Catherine CarlsSilk Road
01-03-20142014, The Year of the Christian CollegeRobert JoustraChristian Colleges
12-20-2013“Orange States” and “Tricolor States” in Post-Soviet UkraineDavid KoyzisOrange Revolution
12-20-2013Christianity’s “War on Christmas”Matthew Kaemingkreligious tolerance
12-20-2013Politics and ProseByron BorgerSummit on Christian Moral Responsibility
12-20-2013Seeking Asylum, Seeking WorkJeremy Taylorasylum
12-13-2013Thinking Like a Third PartyTimothy Sherrattpolarized politics
12-13-2013Can the Government Keep Me Healthy? Michelle Crotwell Kirtleytrans fats
12-13-2013Better PeopleAaron Belzpoetry
12-13-2013Justice in the Minimum Wage Debate Brad Littlejohnminimum wage
12-06-2013Religious Freedom vs. Civil RightsStanley Carlson-Thiesreligious freedom
12-06-2013The “Crack-Smoking Mayor of Toronto” and the Politics of MiddlesRobert J. JoustraCanadian politics
12-06-2013Nelson Mandela and the World After Apartheid Gideon StraussApartheid
12-06-2013The Twentieth Anniversary of the Religious Freedom Restoration ActKim Colbysupreme court
11-22-2013Our Faulty Health Care AnchorsClarke E. CochranHealth Care
11-22-2013Finding Common Ground in the Culture WarStephen V. Monsmaprincipled pluralism
11-22-2013Non-State Efforts to Monitor Corruption in Intercountry AdoptionBecca McBride and Brooke Bonnemanternational adoption
11-22-2013The Modern Witness of 12 Years a SlaveJosh Larsenslavery
11-15-2013Dignifying Elder CareMelissa Steffanhuman flourishing
11-15-2013A Papal Antidote for Our Doctrinaire Politics?Timothy Sherrattpolitical polarization
11-15-2013Politics and ProseByron Borgerworld Christianity
11-15-2013State Efforts to Monitor Corruption in Intercountry AdoptionBecca McBrideinternational adoption
11-08-2013For the Love of ClichéAaron Belzpolitical rhetoric
11-08-2013International Efforts to Regulate AdoptionBecca McBrideinternational adoption
11-08-2013Prudence: The Forgotten Conservative VirtueBrad LittlejohnACA
11-08-2013Why Truthfulness MattersMichael J. GersonACA
11-01-2013Justice Versus JusticeDavid Koyzisinjustice
11-01-2013Why Religious Liberty is More than CoexistingJeremy Taylorreligious strife
11-01-2013Step Into My OfficeJames W. Skillen stewardship
11-01-2013The Tenth ManRobert J. JoustraIsrael
10-25-2013Education Reform in Chicago Public SchoolsTheodore Williams IIIChicago Public Schools
10-25-2013The Iranian Nuclear ConundrumSteven E. MeyerP5+1
10-25-2013Androgyny or Antigone: Jean Bethke Elshtain’s FeminismM. Christian Greenfeminism
10-25-2013Apocalypse Not NowMichael J. GersonObamacare
10-18-2013No Ultimate Political SolutionsTimothy Sherrattchecks and balances
10-18-2013Christians in the Middle East: More than Leaseholders?Paul Rowereligious persecution
10-18-2013Politics and ProseByron BorgerTanner Colby
10-18-2013Supreme Court Watch: Prayer and Pluralism RevisitedJulia K. Stronkssupreme court
10-11-2013Imagining Peace, Practicing HopeErik Borggren9/11
10-11-2013Pluralism and Challenges in EmploymentJulia K. StronksAzusa Pacific University
10-11-2013Sebelius vs. Stewart: A Clash of RhetoricsAaron BelzJon Stewart
10-11-2013The Value of Realism in PoliticsMichael J. Gersondebt ceiling
10-04-2013Lumen Fidei and the Politics of TrustRobert J. Joustrarelational diplomacy
10-04-2013Beyond “The Right to Privacy”: A New Look at the Surveillance Debate (2)Brad Littlejohnsecurity
10-04-2013Renewal in the Shadow of Great Power PoliticsBecca McBrideUnited Nations Security Council
10-04-2013Jean Bethke Elshtain, Václav Havel, and the Ethics of ResponsibilityLubomir Martin OndrasekVáclav Havel
09-27-2013Our System is Designed for CompromiseMichael J. Gersondebt ceiling
09-27-2013Education – Our Responsibility as CitizensStephanie Summerseducation reform
09-27-2013Seeing the Imago Dei in Fruitvale StationJosh LarsenFruitvale Station
09-27-2013Beyond “The Right to Privacy”: A New Look at the Surveillance Debate (1)Brad Littlejohnsecurity
09-20-2013It’s Your Turn to be Vladimir PutinTimothy SherrattAffordable Care Act
09-20-2013Are We Exceptional?Steven E. Meyerexceptionalism
09-20-2013Politics and ProseByron Borgerreligious freedom
09-20-2013Evil and the Politics of HopeMarc LiVecche9/11
09-13-2013Christian Service is Not a Parachurch ActivityJames W. Skillen Parachurch
09-13-2013The Poetry of 9/11Aaron Belz9/11
09-13-2013Justly Fighting Job DiscriminationStanley Carlson-ThiesENDA
09-13-2013Chemical Weapons and Our Moral ResponseMichael J. GersonSyrian war
09-06-2013The Perils of Taking SidesDavid KoyzisEgypt
09-06-2013Fresh Air for the Environmental ConversationRusty PritchardEnvironment
09-06-2013When Power Goes to Your HeadRobert J. JoustraAndy Crouch
09-06-2013From Nagasaki to Damascus: Just War and American Consistency Daniel R. Allenchemical weapons
08-30-2013Beyond Purely Economic Solutions to PovertyBy the Editorial Team, Shared Justicepoverty alleviation
08-30-2013Politics and ProseByron BorgerSamuel Logan
08-30-2013Poverty Alleviation, Social Innovation, and the Nonprofit SectorCatherine E. Wilsonpoverty alleviation
08-30-2013Responding to Syria’s WarMichael J. GersonSyrian war
08-23-2013American Political Values and the Egyptian DilemmaTimothy SherrattCoptic Christians
08-23-2013Ginsberg’s “America” RevisitedAaron BelzWalt Whitman
08-23-2013The Problem of Elections and Australia’s Two-Party Parliamentary SystemBruce Wearne Australia
08-23-2013Seeking Justice in the International Arena: A Christian Vocation?Steven E. Meyerglobalization
08-16-2013A Public Square Parable from Beyond the Hills Josh LarsenBeyond the Hills
08-16-2013Disney, Gender Equality and the Bold Move made by BraveJosh LarsenPaycheck Fairness Act
08-16-2013Politics and ProseByron Borger The American Bible: How Our Words Unite
08-16-2013Politics & ProseByron BorgerRon Sider
08-09-2013Waiting for Superman—and Self-Sacrifice—in Public EducationJosh Larsen 2012 Chicago Teacher’s Strike
08-09-2013Challenging Interpretations of Zero Dark ThirtyJosh Larsen torture
08-09-2013Politics & ProseByron Borger polarization
08-09-2013Politics & ProseByron BorgerChristian Democratic movement
08-02-2013The Big PictureWilliam Edgarsphere sovereignty
08-02-2013The Porn Wall and Christian Politics in the Digital WorldRobert J. JoustraDerek Schuurman
08-02-2013The Hobby Lobby Case and Principled PluralismChelsea Langstoncontraception mandate
08-02-2013New Israeli-Palestinian Talks: Playing at the Edges?Steven E. Meyertwo-state solution
07-26-2013Small Steps Towards Principled PluralismTimothy SherrattUS Senate rules
07-26-2013Race and the Image of GodHarold Dean TrulearTrayvon Martin
07-26-2013In Defense of Disaster MoviesJosh LarsenPacific Rim
07-26-2013An Egyptian Revolution? Yes… but Shwaya ShwayaPaul S. RoweEgyptian military
07-19-2013Immigration Policies at Odds with Family ValuesJen Smyersfamily reunification
07-19-2013Politics and ProseByron Borger Al Tizon
07-19-2013A Hole in “The Heart of the Matter”Cherie HarderAmerican Academy of Arts and Sciences
07-19-2013A Real Discussion on RaceMichael J. GersonTrayvon Martin
07-12-2013Bridging the Political Gap: Haidt’s Righteous MindDavid T. KoyzisJonathan Haidt
07-12-2013President Obama’s Perspective on Government, Market, and ClimatePerry Recker Environment
07-12-2013Tweetable RhetoricAaron Belzspeech making
07-12-2013Agricultural Subsidies and Public JusticeEric Hilker2013 farm bill