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Publication Date Title Authors(s) Topic
12-19-2016Christmas – Interlude or Main Event?James W. SkillenChristmas
12-12-2016EntitlementJames W. Skillenentitlements
12-05-2016CPJ's 2016 Christmas BooksByron Borgerbook reviews
11-21-2016Disciples After the ElectionVincent E. Bacotepolitical discipleship
11-14-2016After the Elections: A Vision for Re-Constructive PoliticsTimothy Sherrattpolitical discipleship
11-07-2016Just Trade Policy in a Changing World EconomyRodney D. Ludematrade policy
10-31-2016Still in Demand: Why the World Needs AmericaRobert J. Joustrainternational relations
10-24-2016Criminal Justice Policy: Voting “Down” in 2016Harold Dean Trulearvoting
10-17-2016Why Loving Our Neighbors Includes Voting Down BallotKevin R. den Dulkvoting
10-10-2016Why Vote? Towards Civic Faithfulness Jesse Covingtonvoting
10-03-2016Elections Matter: Crafting Just Science Policy for the Common GoodMichelle Crotwell Kirtleyscience policy
09-26-2016Honoring Our Calling to Work and Family in Public PolicyRachel Andersonpaid family leave
09-19-2016Religious Freedom: An Invitation to Wash Some Feet This Election Season Chelsea Langston Bombinoreligious freedom
09-12-2016Why Justice Requires Educational Opportunity and FreedomCharles Glenneducation
09-05-2016Cultivating Rooted CitizensStephanie Summerscitizenship
07-25-2016Narrowing the Gate: Options for Criminal Justice Reform Jennifer E. Walshcriminal justice reform
07-18-2016What Brexit Teaches UsAlice-Catherine CarlsBrexit
07-11-2016Top Ten Summer Reads 2016Byron Borger book reviews
07-04-2016Putting America’s “Greatness” Into PerspectiveWilliam EdgarAmerican exceptionalism
06-27-2016Confident Pluralism: A ResponseBryan McGrawpluralism
06-20-2016Confident PluralismJohn Inazupluralism
06-13-2016Political Discipleship?Vincent E. Bacotepolitical discipleship
06-06-2016Predatory Lending and Fixing the Small Loan Market Rachel Anderson and Katie Thompsonpredatory lending
05-30-2016Life Has Never Been NormalAaron BelzMemorial Day
05-23-2016A Jail is Not a Prison: Rethinking Local Criminal JusticeHarold Dean Trulearcriminal justice reform
05-16-2016Protecting Life and the Diversity of Medicaid ProvidersChelsea LangstonPlanned Parenthood
05-09-2016Votes Versus Rules and the Democracy That Could Be Timothy Sherrattpolitical parties
05-02-2016The Electoral College: Balancing Competing GoodsJesse Covingtonelectoral college
04-25-2016Climate Change: What Can Civil Society Do About It?Rusty Pritchardclimate change
04-18-2016Primary TimeCarol Veldman Rudiepresidential campaigns
04-11-2016Public Service: Call and ResponseStephanie Summerspublic service
04-04-2016Religious Freedom: One Notion Under God, IndivisiblePaul S. Rowereligious freedom
03-28-2016Resurrection PowerWilliam EdgarEaster
03-21-2016Why Christians Should Care About Religious Freedom for MuslimsChelsea Langstonreligious freedom
03-14-2016A Just Response to Drug AddictionMichelle Crotwell Kirtleyaddiction
03-07-2016Christians, the Election, and Foreign PolicySteven E. Meyerinternational relations
02-29-2016Reforming Crime and Punishment Policies the Right WayJennifer E. Walshcriminal justice reform
02-22-2016Sunday School Stories for the Polling Place CrowdRyan Patrick O’Dowdelections
02-15-2016The Isaiah Wall and the World: Peacekeeping in a World Without Peace to KeepRobert J. Joustrapeacekeeping
02-08-2016Big Picture LeadershipWilliam Edgarleadership
02-01-2016A Christian Voice in Water PoliticsKevin R. den Dulkwater
01-25-2016Beyond Punishment for the Crime: Collateral Consequences of a ConvictionHeather Garretsonrestorative justice
01-18-2016An Election Year ResolutionStephanie Summerselections
01-11-2016The Equality Act, LGBT Rights, and Religious FreedomChelsea LangstonLGBT
01-04-2016“Ethics for Caesar”? The Good of Political OfficeDavid Koyzispolitical office
12-21-2015The Not-So-New Presidential CampaignTimothy Sherrattpresidential campaigns
12-14-2015Does the Church Have a Social Responsibility?Robert J. Joustrainstitutions
12-07-2015Presidential Debates: What are They Good For?Mikael Pelzpresidential debates
11-30-201512 Books for the 12 Days of ChristmasByron Borgerbook reviews
11-23-2015End-of-Life Care and Dying WellMichelle Crotwell Kirtleyhuman dignity
11-16-2015Politics in the Trenches: Local Advocacy for Immigration Reform in IowaBy Harold Heieimmigration reform
11-09-2015Auto Title Lending: Plundering and Devouring the Poor?Nate Friersonpredatory lending
11-02-2015Renationalizing Justice: The European Union’s Identity CrisisSteven E. MeyerEuropean Union
10-26-2015No Child is DisposableMichael Gerson & Stephanie Summersjuvenile justice
10-19-2015Everything I Know About Syria I Learned from The Hunger GamesPaul S. RoweSyria
10-12-2015Widows and Orphans…and Unskilled Single Men? Rethinking Poverty PolicyKira Dittman, Hannah Considine, and Amy E. Blackpoverty
10-05-2015Authoring Confusion: Iran, Islam, and Missing the PointDaniel AllenIslam
09-28-2015The Apostle Paul: A Revolutionary Conservative William Edgarcitizenship
09-21-2015Jury Duty: Peership in a Divided CultureA. Kayleigh Shebsjury duty
09-14-2015NYC, Pre-K & Public Justice – A Way ForwardStephanie Summersearly childhood education
09-07-2015Labor Day & Our CallingJames SkillenLabor Day
08-31-2015Saving Politics from IdeologyTimothy Sherrattpolitical engagement
08-24-2015Back From Recess: Recovering Congressional LeadershipAmy E. BlackCongress
08-17-2015Authority, Citizenship, and Public JusticeDavid T. Koyzisauthority
08-10-2015John Calvin and the CaliphateRobert J. JoustraIslam
08-03-2015Money and Campaigns: Current Realities, Future PossibilitiesTed Williams IIIcampaign finance reform
07-27-2015Solomon’s Porch or the Academy of Athens?William Edgaruniversity education
07-20-2015Neither a Christian Nor a Secular NationStephen V. Monsmaprincipled pluralism
07-13-2015Intervention and Securing Justice AbroadSteven E. Meyerinternational relations
07-06-2015Reasons to Hope #Lovewins for Religious Organizations and Individuals As WellChelsea Langstonreligious freedom
06-29-201510 Summer Reads to Inspire JusticeByron Borgerbook reviews
06-22-2015Public Justice & The Pope's Environmental EncyclicalNoah Tolyenvironment
06-15-2015The International Institutionalism We Need NowRobert J. JoustraWorld Bank
06-08-2015The Supreme Court: Guardian or Threat?Jesse Covingtonseparation of powers
06-01-2015Overcoming Poverty: Beginning with the EndStephanie Summerspublic policy
05-25-2015Driving with the Brakes On: Why Doing Justice Is So DifficultClarke E. Cochransocial injustice
05-18-2015Millennials Care About Political Community (and Just Tweeted About It)Katie Thompsonpublic justice
05-11-2015Serving the City, Shaping the Political Community David Kimsphere sovereignty
05-04-2015The United Nations: A Global Institution Still Worth Engaging?Kathryn YarlettUnited Nations
04-27-2015Championing Our KidsMichael J. GersonRobert Putnam
04-20-2015A Different Kind of CampaignTed Williams IIIpolitical campaigns
04-13-2015April 15 Is Tax Day -- and It’s Time for Tax ReformJohn AndersonVAT tax
04-06-2015After the End: An Easter MeditationWilliam Edgarglobal Christianity
03-30-2015Magna Carta at 800David KoyzisMagna Carta
03-23-2015Changing Flags, Shifting IdentitiesBruce C. Wearnepost-colonialism
03-16-2015Rationing Pharmaceuticals in Medicaid: Putting a Price on Human Life?Michelle Crotwell Kirtleystewardship
03-09-2015Sticks, Stones, and SpeechJesse Covingtonsubsidiarity
03-02-2015Israel’s FutureSteven E. Meyerpeacemaking
02-23-2015Religious Freedom: Cause of Discrimination or Foundation for Diversity?Stanley Carlson-ThiesWilliam Galston
02-16-2015The Modern Presidency: Populism Vs. Public JusticeTimothy SherrattWoodrow Wilson
02-09-2015My People: Properly Subversive TheologyWilliam Edgarsubversive theology
02-02-2015Citizenship is Our Common CallingStephanie Summerspublic justice
01-26-2015Freedom, Tolerance, and RespectStephen V. Monsmadiversity
01-26-2015Selma’s Communal Commitment to JusticeJosh LarsenVoting Rights Act
01-26-2015Race and Adoption in AmericaJedd Medefindrace
01-26-2015The Cradle Fund: A Bridge for Shalom in the Middle EastCharles Strohmerrefugees
01-19-2015Seeking Just Lending Practices (2)Stephen K. Reevesusury
01-19-2015On King’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail”Stephanie Summersvoluntary associations
01-19-2015Military Humanitarian Intervention and International JusticePaul EdgarOperation United Assistance
01-19-2015“The Hobbit Party” and “Called to the Life of the Mind”Byron BorgerRichard Mouw