The Fall of the House of Graham

Billy Graham is passing slowly into shadows. His legacy is following close behind. We know him as the “Evangelical Pope” and “Pastor to Presidents.” For the last half of the twentieth century, he was, without argument, the leading religious figure in America. If you went to one of his rallies, they were simple but powerful. […]

Idolatry of the Family

Jesus didn’t die on a God-forsaken cross to preserve your horn-rimmed vision of 1950s Americana. He did not go through hell and back to secure the keys to an exclusive gated community. And he didn’t suffer lacerations so that your nuclear family could be photographed beside the tulips in matching shiny egg-white shoes. Jesus had […]

Integrating Personal Faith and Public Policy

Like many of you, I have long wrestled with the question of how to best integrate my personal faith with my stance on public policy. What follows is a sketch of my thinking on some aspects of this issue, presented in the form of a series of postulates and provisional conclusions. Postulate One: The separation […]