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I write about theology, politics, and place and how the three are interrelated.

Resisting a Throwaway Culture

What Does it Mean to Be Prolife in the Age of Trump?
Commonweal

Who Will Rescue America’s Farmers?

If conservatives do not put forth policies that show they love the land and the men and women who cultivate it, then those needed citizens will find other champions.
Institute for Family Studies

The End of Christendom: Notes on the Burning of Notre Dame

Rod Dreher is fond of quoting a line from Benedict XVI who has said that the church’s two most powerful evangelistic tools are her art and her saints.
Mere Orthodoxy

Whose Reaganism? Which Republicanism?

In an intriguing document published last week at First Things and signed by a number of prominent dissident conservatives, the drafters called for an end to “warmed-over Reaganism.”
Mere Orthodoxy

America’s Farming Crisis, Laid Bare by Midwest Floods

A deeper problem lies beneath recent stories of swelling rivers, soggy small towns, and feel-good relief efforts.
Christianity Today

A Unified Nation Must Rest on Something Real

Convenience and comfort can’t hold us together forever.
National Review

Why We Need Loome Theological Booksellers

Old books furnish us with ideas that can challenge and season us as thinkers and help us understand the truths of the Christian religion.
First Things

The Nature of Christian Love: Sacrifice and Service

Christians living in the modern West receive two stories telling them who they are and how they should live.
Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs

The Irony of Twitter

Because social media networks are free to use and subsidized by ads, to use a social network is essentially to consent to making a product of oneself.
Front Porch Republic