The authoritarian nationalism of the 20th century never quite died. And Americans now aren't wiser than Europeans then.
Christians can and should respect many things. Our allegiance, however, is another matter.
In Rio, refugees will compete under an international flag. Maybe this will inspire new reflection on the purpose of a nation.
We are living in a time of nativism around the globe. Britain just voted to leave the European Union based on Euroscepticism. The Alternative for Germany movement aims to do the same for the EU’s largest remaining nation, while France’s National Front Party and Italy’s Northern League have grown in power over the last decade. And in the U.S., the Republican Party has nominated a candidate whose platform includes building a giant wall on the border.
Why have American Christians so readily baptized the idea of free-market capitalism? Kevin Kruse illuminates the long, tangled history.
Secularists from Voltaire to Richard Dawkins have attacked religion for its connection to violence. Karen Armstrong flatly rejects the idea.
The image of a resident alien offers an important biblical corrective. But it isn't the only such image we need.
The debate about Scottish independence fits neatly into the categories the academic discipline of ethics likes to produce.
We owe our homeland patriotism, but not just any kind of patriotism—because just as we don't choose our parents, neither do we choose our country of origin.