Uncommon Decency

June 19, 2020 ...

Not Civility Alone Not that civility is the be-all and end-all of life. We will not solve all our problems simply by becoming more civil people. There are times when it is appropriate to manifest some very uncivil feelings. “Passionate intensity” is not always out of place. If I am going to be a more …

Civility From Above

October 16, 2018 ...

These days there is little need to make that case. Evangelicals are active in the public square — even notoriously so. But we have not engaged in our activism in a manner that has endeared us to others. Some polls show that even our own younger generation of evangelicals see the white evangelical movement as …

Civility in Politics

May 15, 2016 ...

In this podcast, you’ll hear from a distinguished evangelical statesman, who has spent much of his life and career addressing civility, on: How to bring “conviction” and “civility” together; The differences between the tenor of today’s public discourse and that of past decades; Which Bible passages challenge our own rhetoric; and How the cultural marginalization of evangelicals impacts the way …

Is Tolerance the Enemy of Religious Freedom?

September 22, 2015 ...

All of that seems like ancient history these days. For a while, activist evangelicals even referred to themselves as comprising “the Moral Majority,” with a very different chorus to sing: “Shine, Jesus, shine / Fill this land with the Father’s glory.” The irony right now, however, is that we may soon start singing “This world …