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


Shame is perhaps the driving factor behind a great deal of contemporary political discourse.
Mere Orthodoxy

The Three Ages of Christian American Exceptionalism

An interaction with Aaron Renn's "three worlds of evangelicalism" thesis.
Mere Orthodoxy

The Self is a Problem

This is the transcript of a paper I presented at a Davenant Institute event in Minnesota in 2022.
Mere Orthodoxy

Winsomeness, Evangelization, and Pastoral Theology

An intervention in the interminable "Kellerism" debate.
Mere Orthodoxy

Christians in the Gray Zone: The Strong Gods are Back

This is the transcript of a talk I gave at the Rochester L'Abri in 2022.
Mere Orthodoxy

The Violence We Can’t Live Without

One of the reasons that ending abortion is so unimaginable to us is because we have become acclimated to all sorts of horrifying forms of violence.
Mere Orthodoxy

The Land is Bright

My response to the Dobbs decision that overturned Roe v Wade
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Voting and Virtue

What is the relationship between how we vote and how we behave within political society more generally?

On Loving Newcastle

A review of one of my favorite books from 2021.
Mere Orthodoxy

Black Patriotism and National Conservatism

A reply to Glenn Loury's speech on black patriotism at the second National Conservatism conference.
Mere Orthodoxy

What I Saw at the Justice Summit

A short reflection on my time at the Justice Summit at Progressive Baptist in Chicago.

Being Car-Free with Kids

On the benefits of using mass transit with your kids.

Evangelization Then and Now

A reflection on the challenges of evangelization during the gray zone.
Mere Orthodoxy

The Local Club, Not a Super League

Club soccer is one of the few remaining ties many of us have to a close non-familial, non-coercive community. But as the game continues to get larger and wealthier, those bonds are under assault.
The American Conservative

Betraying Tyndale

Propagandists like Christopher Rufo do a grave disservice to those of us interested in truth, honesty, and persuasion rather than merely scoring cheap political points in the quest to obtain power.
Mere Orthodoxy