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Publication Date Title Authors(s) Topic
05-20-2011A Moral Conversation About the Federal BudgetMichael J. GersonPaul Ryan
11-10-2014Neither Utopia Nor IndifferenceWilliam EdgarPaul Weyrich
06-22-2012Disney, Gender Equality and the Bold Move made by BraveJosh LarsenPaycheck Fairness Act
08-16-2013Disney, Gender Equality and the Bold Move made by BraveJosh LarsenPaycheck Fairness Act
02-15-2016The Isaiah Wall and the World: Peacekeeping in a World Without Peace to KeepRobert J. Joustrapeacekeeping
03-02-2015Israel’s FutureSteven E. Meyerpeacemaking
05-24-2013An Anniversary to Celebrate: PEPFAR and its Far Reaching Implications Michael J. GersonPEPFAR
03-02-2012The Misguided Ethics of PersonhoodMichael J. Gersonpersonhood
06-22-2012A Recipe for Gridlock?Amy E. BlackPew American Values Survey
12-16-2011Contemporary Poetry: What It’s Typically Good At, and How That’s ChangingBrett FosterPhilip Levine
05-16-2016Protecting Life and the Diversity of Medicaid ProvidersChelsea LangstonPlanned Parenthood
04-04-2005Fear and Faith FactorsAUTHORPluralism
06-20-2016Confident PluralismJohn Inazupluralism
06-27-2016Confident Pluralism: A ResponseBryan McGrawpluralism
04-13-2012Three Public SquaresStephen V. MonsmaPluralism
04-13-2012Render to CaesarLuis E. Lugo Pluralism
12-31-2001Tanks at the Manger?James SkillenPluralism
10-08-2010A Vision Anchored in HopeKristen Deede JohnsonPluralism
10-01-2010On Dreams of Justice and Cups of Cool WaterPaul BrinkPluralism
09-24-2010Radical Responsibility for the Presence of JusticeJoel HunterPluralism
09-10-2010The Problem With PluralismAshley WoodiwissPluralism
09-03-2010Making room for differencesGideon StraussPluralism
03-29-2013A Public Square Parable from Beyond the Hills Josh LarsenPluralism
03-30-1998A Boy Scout Will be Brave, Reverent...and Tolerant?James Skillenpluralism
08-26-2011Our New Poet Laureate: Philip LevineAaron Belzpoet laureate
06-10-2011Stamp-Collectors, Tulip-Growers, and PoetsJohn Wilsonpoetry
12-13-2013Better PeopleAaron Belzpoetry
07-13-2012Healing the Poisonous Trend of PolarizationMichael J. Gersonpolarization
08-09-2013Politics & ProseByron Borger polarization
08-04-2014Polarization, Representation and DiversityTimothy Sherrattpolarization
12-09-2011Liberalism, Democracy, and Sphere SovereigntyClay Cookepolarization
11-23-2012Politics & ProseByron Borger polarization
12-13-2013Thinking Like a Third PartyTimothy Sherrattpolarized politics
10-07-2011The Question of AuthorityJames W. Skillenpolitical authority
04-20-2015A Different Kind of CampaignTed Williams IIIpolitical campaigns
10-27-2014The Church’s Role in EducationMackenzie Harmonpolitical community
10-22-2010Constituting a Political CommunityJames W. Skillenpolitical community
11-09-2012Questions on Christians and PoliticsStephanie Summerspolitical community
02-01-2013Christians for CompromiseClay Cookepolitical compromise
06-14-2013The Elephant WhisperersRobert Joustrapolitical decision making
06-13-2016Political Discipleship?Vincent E. Bacotepolitical discipleship
11-14-2016After the Elections: A Vision for Re-Constructive PoliticsTimothy Sherrattpolitical discipleship
11-21-2016Disciples After the ElectionVincent E. Bacotepolitical discipleship
06-18-2001The Poverty of Public Moral DiscourseJames Skillenpolitical discourse
10-12-2012No Excuse for IncivilityMichael J. Gersonpolitical discourse
08-31-2015Saving Politics from IdeologyTimothy Sherrattpolitical engagement
08-03-2012Politics & ProseBy Byron Borgerpolitical history
01-04-2016“Ethics for Caesar”? The Good of Political OfficeDavid Koyzispolitical office
05-09-2016Votes Versus Rules and the Democracy That Could Be Timothy Sherrattpolitical parties
11-18-2011Political Theory Behind the WheelPaul Brinkpolitical philosophy
06-24-2011Civility in American PoliticsTimothy Sherrattpolitical polarization
11-15-2013A Papal Antidote for Our Doctrinaire Politics?Timothy Sherrattpolitical polarization
05-10-2013Reconciliatory ActivismAaron Tolkamppolitical reconciliation
11-23-2012Why Stagnation?Steven E. Meyerpolitical reform
01-05-2015Christians: Part of the Problem or Part of the Solution?James W. Skillenpolitical renewal
11-08-2013For the Love of ClichéAaron Belzpolitical rhetoric
01-12-2015Unquotable QuotesAaron Belzpolitical rhetoric
07-15-2011The Cross in PoliticsClay Cookepolitical theology
04-29-2011The Call of the Hour: A True Christian Approach to PoliticsTed Williamspolitics
04-15-2011Recovering a Gospel-Centered Approach to PoliticsJack Porterpolitics
04-15-2011Drawing the Line SomewhereAaron Belzpolitics
04-15-2011Politics: A Christian DutyMichael J. Gersonpolitics
04-08-2011Politics: A Christian DutyMichael J. Gersonpolitics
03-25-2011Slow PoliticsGideon Strausspolitics
03-11-2011Dueling CynicismsAaron Belzpolitics
01-14-2011What was the most important political event of 2010? (Part 2)Stanley Carlson-Thies, Cherie Harder, Jedd Medefind, Clinton Stockwell, Tyler Wigg-Stevenson, Ashley Woodiwisspolitics
01-07-2011What was the most important political event of 2010?Kyle Bennett, Josh Good, Mark Labberton, Marc LiVecche, Glenda Mathes, David Naugle, Catherine Wilsonpolitics
11-26-2010Faith as the End, Not the MeansGabe Lyonspolitics
11-19-2010Reactions to the Political Implications of Gabe Lyons' new book: The Next ChristiansJuanita Irizarry, Mickael S. Chenpolitics
09-09-2011Prudential Politics: A Positive Role for GovernmentMichael J. Gersonpolitics
07-08-2011Principled PragmatismNapp Nazzworthpolitics
07-01-2011Islam, Religious Freedom, and American Public LifeMichael J. Gersonpolitics
03-18-1996AWOLJames SkillenPolitics/Government
03-04-1996Who Is Pat Buchanan?Luis LugoPolitics/Government
02-05-1996What Ever Happened to Public Trust?Luis LugoPolitics/Government
01-08-1996Senator Coats, Meet Glenn LouryJames SkillenPolitics/Government
05-02-2005Filibuster WarJames SkillenPolitics/Government
02-07-2005The State of the UnionJames SkillenPolitics/Government
10-06-2003Laissez-Faire is Not EnoughJames SkillenPolitics/Government
07-14-2003From Legal Judgment to Political ApprobationJames SkillenPolitics/Government
12-30-2002The Republicans' Rare OpportunityJames SkillenPolitics/Government
10-07-2002Breaking a Party MoldJames SkillenPolitics/Government
01-28-2002The State of the UnionJames SkillenPolitics/Government
08-20-2010Love and Justice in PoliticsGideon StraussPolitics/Government
01-29-2010State of the UnionTim SherrattPolitics/Government
01-03-2000Y2K PoliticsJames SkillenPolitics/Government
10-11-1999Congressional ContradictionsJames SkillenPolitics/Government
09-27-1999Gen X PoliticsStephen LazarusPolitics/Government
06-19-2009The Kabuki DanceSteven E. MeyerPolitics/Government
03-13-2009“New Politics” Still Just a PromiseJames SkillenPolitics/Government
03-29-1999Confessions of the Master of SpinStephen LazarusPolitics/Government
11-23-1998PollutionJames SkillenPolitics/Government
10-12-1998Impeachment is Office PoliticsStephen LazarusPolitics/Government
09-28-1998The Abdication of AuthorityJames SkillenPolitics/Government
08-17-1998Out of FocusJames SkillenPolitics/Government
03-16-1998Lawmaking and the Supreme CourtJames SkillenPolitics/Government
05-12-1997Christians in CoalitionJames SkillenPolitics/Government
02-16-2007Vote for Change, Get a Troop SurgeTimothy SherrattPolitics/Government
03-03-1997Skip the Balanced Budget AmendmentJames SkillenPolitics/Government
12-08-2006Evangelicals and the Muscular MiddleDennis R. HooverPolitics/Government