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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What’s a Witness?

One of the Bible’s most common metaphors means more than we think.

Is Nationalism an Idolatry?

Rev. Charles Drew on one of today’s hottest topics.

Levi, Zacchaeus, and Civics

Two New Testament tax collectors represent two different models for what Christian faith means for civic responsibility.

The Burden of Shared Suffering

How do Christians in leadership positions provide care for others in the wake of violent news?

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Do I Know You

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.

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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.

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The Empty Ones

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

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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.

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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