The Christian Civics Blog

Loving God with all our mind, when what’s on our mind is politics and public life.

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Do I Know You?

We close out our mini-series on the scariest passages of the gospel with a look at why bearing fruit and fitting the description of a Christian isn’t enough.

A Sword In Our Churches

How Jesus’ promise to bring a sword prompts us to ask ourselves uncomfortable questions about our friendships and our church life.

The Empty Ones

A hard-to-translate Aramaic expression rings true in American public debate.

Better Off Drowned

Part two in a mini-series reflecting on some of the secretly scariest passages of the synoptic gospels.

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God Wants Better For Others

Jesus’ encounter with the demons called Legion teaches us how to uncover hardness of our own hearts.

War for Twitter

War for the Dignity of Twitter

New blog correspondent Jeff Porter joins us for a loose, informal conversation that touches on social media, shame, secularization and white supremacy.

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Secular Supremacy

Why do we react differently to warnings about secularism and warnings about other sins?

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About Our New Homepage Image

The simple theology behind the summer 2020 photo on our front page.

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It Takes Courage to Feel Shame

A conversation about public shaming, private shaming, and growing in maturity turns into a conversation about race, repentance and shared responsibility.

BookClub

The Great Fix is Still Ahead of Us (Book Club: The Righteous Mind)

Christian Civics leaders discuss Jonathan Haidt’s “The Righteous Mind,” what it can teach us about using social media, and where Christians can go with it next.

Faith in Place

A brand-new devotional guide connecting you to God’s heart for the place where you live, available now from the Center for Christian Civics!

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