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Laughing at and Identifying with Political Outsiders

Five years ago, I visited Washington DC for the second time in my life. This visit wasn’t for a school trip—I was going as an …

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Hypocrisy, Humility and Facing the Fight Over Guns

I watched the news sadly earlier this month, as did so many others, as we once again saw the images of young people running from …

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Your Calls Matter

I recently took a trip up to Philadelphia to visit some friends from my college days. Every couple of months or so I spend a …

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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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My Conservative Idolatry

My journey into the intersection of faith and politics began in Texas. I would describe Texas as a conservative and religious state (although I would …

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Praying for Politicians (Without Calling Down Scorn)

“The LORD detests the sacrifice of the wicked, but the prayer of the upright pleases him.” Proverbs 15:8 History reveals that prayer and politics have …

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