After about a year and a half of deliberation, I decided over the weekend to start a Pietist Schoolman newsletter on Substack. Founded about five years ago, Substack provides writers with an easy means of hosting a newsletter that is both emailed directly to subscribers and can be shared as a link to a website. … More Check Out My Newsletter on Substack!
I’ll leave it to my colleagues on Election Shock Therapy to engage in rigorous, trained analysis of American politics. But I have reached one conclusion based on my observation of the 2016 presidential election campaigns: Evangelicals need a political “third way.” I’ve never liked the idea of evangelicals being too closely identified with either of our two major … More Three “Third Ways” for Evangelicals in Politics
Ah, 2012: when I lamented how civil discourse was being replaced by “ideological segregation,” as the Left and Right engaged in “epistemic closure.” That phrase came from Julian Sanchez, who had observed that, among many conservatives, “Reality is defined by a multimedia array of interconnected and cross promoting conservative blogs, radio programs, magazines, and of course, Fox News. Whatever conflicts with … More Conservatives for Progressives to Read (revisited)