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All Articles by Jeff Wright

History

Is America the Last, Best Hope of the World?

The idea that America is the last, best hope of the world is the spirit that animates a great deal of political activity in our country. The “last, best hope” is one of the most enduring rallying cries preached to garner support and enthusiasm for major government initiatives throughout American history. It has become such a widely accepted notion that its veracity and relevance for lawmaking and executive action is simply assumed, even among Christians.

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War and Peace

Is a fight with ISIS a “just war”?

Drone Warfare and the Principle of Discrimination in the “War on Terror” Americans seem to have fully regained their appetite …

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War in the forest
Christian Worldview

Should the USA pull out of Syria?

President Trump’s decision to relocate approximately 50 U.S. troops within Syria set off a firestorm of outrage and disbelief. I …

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Culture

Legalizing Medical Marijuana is Pro-Life and Pro-Individual Liberty

After the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Masterpiece in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, Russell Moore, …

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War and Peace

Just War? Christian Leaders Must Avoid Becoming Court Prophets

Disappointingly (but not surprisingly), a prominent evangelical leader has once again provided alleged moral justification for war in the Middle …

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Truly He Taught Us to Love One Another
Christian Worldview

Want to “Do Something?” Embody the Kingdom of God

The subject of the kingdom of God is worth returning to again and again because a biblically-informed understanding of the …

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Politics

The Idol of National Security

Exodus 1:8 Now there arose a new king over Egypt, who did not know Joseph. 9 And he said to …

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Politics

Power Politics in the Name of Love

Christians in America continue to wrestle with the challenge of how best to engage politically following the corrosive aftermath of …

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Politics

What You Should Really Know About the Libyan Slave Trade

Christians Serious About Justice Cannot Pretend History Began Yesterday Readers of The Gospel Coalition could hardly be blamed for thinking …

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Politics

Start With Jesus As King

American Christians just can’t quit our addiction to power. We have no problem with the notion that a majority should …

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Theology

People, Not Issues

What happens to individuals after issues are won and lost in the political arena? For instance: when immigration bans are …

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Libertarianism

The Prophetic Voice of Libertarian Christians

The election of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States will be a catalyst for various …

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Libertarianism

“We” Don’t Know Who “We” Are

I recently attended our city council’s monthly public meeting. My daughter needed to sit in and take notes for a …

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Christian Worldview

So You’d Be A Libertarian If It Weren’t For Abortion and Gay Marriage?

Many libertarian Christians, like me, were once conservatives. Many of our friends and family, likewise, are conservative Christians. Often I …

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Politics

Conservative and Libertarian Christians: Worldview Allies or Enemies?

I am so glad my colleague Norman Horn, founder and President of the Libertarian Christian Institute (LCI), was given a …

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Christian Worldview

Pro-Life At Home But Not Abroad

Christians Need To Broaden Their Pro-Life Horizons Conventional wisdom says that a Republican candidate for President will almost certainly not …

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Politics

Religious Purity Tests Not Working So Well For Christian Conservatives

Erick Erickson just doesn’t know which Jesus that Jerry Falwell, Jr. is worshiping. Over at Ted Cruz’s new campaign site, …

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War and Peace

Getting to the Root of ISIS and the Syrian Refugee Crisis

A Response to Russell Moore’s “Why Christians Must Speak Out Against Donald Trump’s Muslim Remarks”. The least courageous act in …

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Politics

Politics as Spiritual Formation

Political engagement shapes us. It forms us. Politics affect, not just our thoughts, but the inclinations of our heart. Political engagement …

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