Conservatives are currently playing defense in American society. Draconian COVID-19 lockdowns, an overzealous justice system taking political prisoners, multinational corporations and the CIA forcing a woke alphabet of nonsensical drivel down our throats — the list goes on. To use some Twitter lexicon: Conservatives are down bad. As has been historically wont to happen when […]
Around the Web with American Reformer – 10.22.21 This article marks the beginning of a regular series at American Reformer linking to, and sometimes briefly commenting on, writings and events of significance from around the web. The editors of American Reformer see these articles as promoting ideas we think are important or as drawing attention […]
There are still many realists in America, but can we join forces? In a recent interview with Brian Stelter on CNN Bari Weiss voiced the concerns of many: When we’re not allowed to acknowledge that rioting is bad and that silence is not violence, the world has gone mad. When, in name of progress, children […]
Christianity Belongs at the City Gates, Not the Margins American evangelicals find themselves wrestling with two realities: they make up a sizeable portion of the American population, but it is a share of the population in overall decline (if polling is accurate). As this reality settles in, there will be a temptation to adopt what […]
*Editor’s note: this article is the third in a series of three. See Part I and Part II here. In the first installment of this series, I offered a biblical and rational defense of the good of nationalism, understood as a principled commitment to the good of nation-states as a form of political organization that […]
On Tuesday, Francis Collins announced he is resigning from the National Institutes of Health. Collins has long been celebrated by evangelical influencers, and upon his departure those praising him included Russell Moore, Tim Keller, and David French. The well-credentialed evangelicals who populate urban churches like Keller’s have been taught to aspire to a “faithful presence” […]
What might an evangelical academy look like that refused this embarrassment reflex, that declined to allow its theological core to be subordinated to the social-science canon?
How did we get to the point in our society where it seems entirely normal to a large segment of the population that a man can become a woman, and a woman a man? This is the question Carl Trueman opens with in his much discussed new book The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self: […]
Men complain the church has been ‘feminized,’ pointing to the prevailing idea that a good Christian man is essentially an unmanly ‘nice guy.’ Peterson attracts young men because he flips this model on its head: being good will probably make you less ‘safe.’
In part 1 of this article, I argued that a temperament of “Christian passivity” is a problem in the contemporary church. In part II, I argue that the Bible warns us against sins of passivity and calls us to boldness. I also offer some suggestions for promoting a Christian culture that can cultivate the virtue […]
How accurate are the parallels Rod Dreher draws between the Soviet Union and America today?
A young woman had been through a series of abusive, manipulative relationships in which she was consistently shamed and controlled. Finally, she met a man who was kind, generous, and compassionate. They began a committed relationship and loved each other deeply. The young woman knew the man wanted to marry her, but she wasn’t ready […]
Drinking deeply from the well of the Old Testament, first English and Dutch Protestants, and then others throughout Europe, began to discern in the experience of the nation of Israel a model for their own experiences as particular nations, forged from many tribes in response to common enemies and in obedience to common laws, and covenanted before God to pursue justice and righteousness.
The belief that boldness is for God alone is radically unbiblical. Now more than ever, it is time to cast it aside.
In the past eighteen months of the Covid pandemic crisis, there has been a great deal of attention on how to control the governed—keep them inside, keep them separated, keep them masked, get them vaccinated—but relatively little on restraining the inevitable abuse or ill-advised use of that control.
How scientism conflicts with science by stifling debate, citing expert credentials to demand unquestioning acceptance, and uses the power of science to advance political agendas.
Theodore Roosevelt is said to have once quipped: “Weasel words from mollycoddles will never do when the day demands prophetic clarity from great hearts. Manly men must emerge for this hour of trial.”
In this article Editor-in-Chief Ben Dunson introduces American Reformer.
A new strategy is needed for Christians to cope in a world where Christianity is viewed as a social negative.
Kevin DeYoung critiques the proposal for racial reparations made by Duke Kwon and Greg Thompson in their new book Reparations: A Call for Repentance and Renewal.
Nationalism, despite its dangers, remains the best political philosophy available to Christians.
Ideologues always overreach. While feminism, liberalism, and sexual liberation are the most prominent contenders against the family today, they are doomed to fail because of the limits Nature imposes.
Former Mumford and Sons band member Winston Marshal stands for his convictions against the radical left.