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Christian Stakes in an Election When Civility and Civil Religion Seem Dead

Aren’t Christian stakes simply justice stakes? Not entirely. Christian ethics, and mainly Reformed Protestant and Enlightenment versions of those, shaped the U.S. Constitution. They defined what goods government was to serve, what constituted legitimate authority, and how power was to … Continue reading

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Incivility as Social Sin—and the Church’s Faithful Response

  What are the critical threats to the ethical and effective functioning of democracy? In response to that question, the Rev. Dr. Chris Iosso wrote “Seven Sins Against Democracy: And What’s Faith Got To Do With It” and then invited … Continue reading

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Seven Sins Against Democracy

What’s Faith Got To Do With It? An introduction to the series, “Sins Against Democracy,” drawing together some prominent thinkers and faith leaders to reflect on the threats to the effective and ethical functioning of our democracy in this current … Continue reading

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