Uneasy Citizenship

Daniel Bennett
Embracing the tension in faith and politics
Created 30 Jul 2020
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  • The Overview (Monday, August 16)
    16 Aug 2021 • 3 min read
    Courtesy of Governing Magazine Even though classes don’t start for another week, today marks the official beginning of the Fall 2021 semester at John Brown University. Faculty and staff meetings kick ...
  • The Overview (Monday, August 2)
    02 Aug 2021 • 4 min read • 2 0
    Jesus Freak-era DC Talk (courtesy of CCM Magazine) The semester is upon us here at John Brown University, where I’ll be teaching classes on research methods, politics and race in America, and misinfor...
  • The Overview (Monday, July 19)
    19 Jul 2021 • 4 min read • 2 2
    Courtesy of the Public Religion Research Institute I just returned from a relaxing and encouraging weekend retreat with friends and colleagues at the Initiative on Faith and Public Life, and there’s a...
  • The Overview (Sunday, July 4)
    04 Jul 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    Next semester I’ll be teaching a colloquium course for my university’s Honors Scholars Program. These courses are meant to give Honors students an opportunity to take a class on something they won’t f...
  • The Overview (Tuesday, June 22)
    22 Jun 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    Photo courtesy of Slate Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia. The case asked whether Philadelphia was justified in canceling Catholic So...
  • Christian witness in an age of political polarization
    11 Jun 2021 • 4 min read • 2 0
    I’ve been thinking a lot about this recent essay by The Gospel Coalition’s Trevin Wax. In it, he observes that there has been a recent tendency for Christian leaders to be selective and inconsistent i...
  • The Overview (Tuesday, June 8)
    08 Jun 2021 • 3 min read • 1 1
    Damian Lillard wasn’t enough to bring the Blazers a championship this season (photo by Bruce Ely) Another summer, another year without a Portland Trail Blazers championship. I’ve been a fan of the Bla...
  • The Overview (Tuesday, May 25)
    25 May 2021 • 5 min read • 3 1
    Russell Moore during his time at the Ethics and Religious Leadership Commission Greetings from a special Tuesday edition of The Overview. Longtime readers know that this typically goes out on Mondays,...
  • Religious liberty is not just a right; it's a necessity
    19 May 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    The Politics of Vulnerability (Pegasus Books) and Liberty for All (Brazos Press) Debates over religious liberty in the United States are as old as the nation itself. Yes, the First Amendment guarantee...
  • The Overview (Monday, May 10)
    10 May 2021 • 5 min read • 2 1
    Photo courtesy of Nattilie Kirby / John Brown University This has been, without a doubt, the strangest year of my professional career. As our university approached the Fall 2020 semester, we did not k...
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