About American Reformer

“Zeal for your house will consume me.” – John 2:17

About

American Reformer’s mission is to promote a vigorous Christian approach to the cultural challenges of our day, rooted in the rich tradition of Protestant social and political thought. Focusing particularly on issues facing American Christians, we will seek to contribute to the reformation of Christian institutions that have become corrupted by false ideologies and practices.

Our Journal aims at equipping evangelical Christians to confidently and forthrightly defend Scriptural truths and natural law in the face of widespread cultural capitulation, addressing topics and perspectives ignored or dismissed by mainstream publications.

Our Reform work aims at reshaping important Christian institutions by partnering with their leaders and equipping them with the intellectual, strategic and network resources necessary to help their institutions remain faithful and flourish under current cultural conditions.

Leadership

Executive Director

Josh Abbotoy is the Executive Director of American Reformer. He is also a Managing Director at New Founding, a network designed to serve the American people. A seasoned private equity lawyer by background, Josh is the grateful beneficiary of Christian education, having been homeschooled, then earning his B.A. (History) from Union University and an M.A. (Medieval and Byzantine Studies) from the Catholic University of America before attending Harvard Law School. He is a member of University Park Baptist Church and lives in Sugar Land, Texas, with his wife and three children, though he and his family will be relocating to Dallas, Texas, in the coming year.

Editor-in-Chief

Ben C. Dunson is the Editor-in-Chief of American Reformer. He is also Visiting Professor of New Testament at Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary (Greenville, SC), having previously taught at Reformed Theological Seminary (Dallas, TX), Reformation Bible College (Sanford, FL), and Redeemer University (Ontario, Canada). He received a Ph.D. in New Testament from the University of Durham (UK) and is the author of Individual and Community in Paul’s Letter to the Romans as well as various academic and popular-level articles. He lives in the northern suburbs of Dallas with his wife and four boys.

Cofounder and Senior Fellow

Aaron Renn is a Cofounder and Senior Fellow at American Reformer. He also writes on cultural topics at Substack. Renn was previously an urban policy researcher, writer, and consultant. He was a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research for five years. His work has been featured in leading publications such as The New York Times, The Guardian, and The Atlantic. Prior to public policy, Renn spent 15 years in the technology and management consulting industry, mostly at Accenture, where he was a partner. He lives with his wife and son in Indianapolis.

Cofounder

Nate Fischer is Chairman and founder of New Founding, a media and investment company that is building a digital commonwealth—a network to advance the good of its members. He is a founder of American Reformer, a new organization and online journal to address, from a Protestant perspective, contemporary political and cultural issues and to confront related institutional threats. Nate has broad investment and company-building experience, with a particular focus on macro changes and risks. He has made control or lead investments in manufacturing, career prep, and alternative investment companies. He previously cofounded InvestRes, a billion-dollar real estate company, has helped launch several civic organizations, and is a Claremont Institute Lincoln fellow. He lives with his wife and four children in Dallas, Texas.