Four Appeals to Christians Embracing Gay Marriage

I was not particularly surprised by the Supreme Court’s decision last Friday. Nor do I feel alarmist about it. Some Christians are responding to it in doomsday tones, but to my mind that attitude is at odds with the basic tenor of the gospel. Panic and pessimism are...

The High Cost of Aggressive Secularism

At the 2014 National Prayer Breakfast, President Obama stated that “no nation on Earth does more to stand up for the freedom of religion around the world than the United States of America.” I think this is true; no other country’s founding or legal history so...

Authoritarian Capitalism here to stay?

In 1962, Milton Friedman questioned whether “democratic socialism” could exist. His answer was no—at least not in a sustainable way. Today, with the economic rise of countries like China and India that embrace capitalism but remain politically autocratic, we might ask...