The Christian Civics Blog

Why Don’t We Trust Each Other?

When there is a doubt about your intentions, people will revert to the worse assumption. I surprised myself a little the first time I said …

When the Glory Passes By

The Chinese media—including my family’s social network—was buzzing with news of China’s military parade in Beijing recently. The parade marked the 70th anniversary of the …

Congressional Staffers: Perception, Reality and a Desperate Request

A few weeks ago I was in an airport waiting for a flight, just watching the hustle and bustle of people moving from one gate …

How We Talk When We Talk About Politics

My dad and I don’t argue like we used to. Allow me to deconstruct that: My dad and I argue, but how we do it …

Flee Like the Essenes or Fight Like the Zealots?

I work with Christian college juniors and seniors who come to Washington, DC., for internships as they begin thinking about the transition from campus to career. …

The One Community Where Fear-Mongering Shouldn’t Work

Fear is a powerful tool in political communications. If you can trigger the amygdala into a fear response and the listener doesn’t have some kind …