Category Archives: Politics

Podcast: The Fractured Republic, with Yuval Levin

  On this week’s episode of Mere Fidelity, Derek, Matt, Andrew, and I are joined by a very special guest, Yuval Levin. We discuss some of the issues raised in his superb new book, The Fractured Republic, and his vision for a healthy … Continue reading

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President Trump’s Executive Order and the Moral Confusion of the Immigration Debate

The following are a few thoughts on President Trump’s recent executive order and the response to it. 1. We should never forget that the president is a reality TV star. Television and, more recently, the Internet are the media that … Continue reading

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The Failing Dam of Liberal Society

The Mosul Dam is failing. While the structure of the dam itself is robust, it is built upon a poor foundation of soluble rock. In order to prevent this foundation from giving way, workers at the dam continuously have to … Continue reading

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Justifying Violence for Ideological Reasons

The sucker-punching of Richard Spencer, the alt-right leader and white nationalist, while speaking on camera, has sparked a lot of comment in various quarters. The question of whether it is justifiable to employ violence against such individuals has received a … Continue reading

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The Politics of Cosmic Praise

I’ve just posted a reflection on Psalm 148 over on the Political Theology Today blog. The unifying telos of the entire cosmic, animate creatures and inanimate bodies alike, is the worship of YHWH. Where William Paley imagined the world as … Continue reading

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The Politics of Sentinels

I’ve written a Christmas reflection over on the Political Theology Today blog. Advent continually returns us to the posture of vigilant and expectant watchers, looking for the coming of Christ in our lives, communities, and world. Christmas calls us to … Continue reading

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Podcast: Tim Keller, ‘Making Sense of God’

This week, the full cast of Mere Fidelity was joined by Tim Keller for a discussion of his superb new book, Making Sense of God: An Invitation to the Skeptical. You can also follow the podcast on iTunes, or using this … Continue reading

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