Christianity and Public Life


I am professionally and personally interested in American evangelicalism in law, politics, the arts, and culture and its relationship to historical Christianity.

My essays arguing for marriage privatization from a religious perspective are here:

Among other things, I have written about the reasons for, and consequences of, the complete lack of evangelical Protestant Christians on the U.S. Supreme Court in recent decades.  You can read some of my blog essays here:

I am currently editing a volume on Christianity and Economic Regulation, which is slated to be published by Cambridge University Press.

My book Seven Books that Rocked the Church (Hendrickson Publishers, 2018) chronicles the church’s overreactions to seven books that challenged orthodox Christian thinking, and considers how Christians might do better in the future.