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37.4—Jul/Aug, 2024

Positively Pagan

Aaron Renn’s Life in the Negative World: Confronting Challenges in an Anti-Christian Culture
John Daniel Davidson’s
Pagan America: The Decline of Christianity

by J. Douglas Johnson

36.4—Jul/Aug, 2023

We Held Those Truths

Progressive Sovereignty, Sacredness & the U. S. Constitution

by Alexander Riley

36.4—Jul/Aug, 2023

Older & Wiser

Nostalgia Endures While Optimism Fades

by Anthony Esolen

36.4—Jul/Aug, 2023

Where Is the Wise?

Conservatism, Maturity & the Demonic

by Hans Boersma

35.6—Nov/Dec, 2022

Theft by Inflation

The Sinful Manipulation of Weights & Measures
by Dylan Pahman & Alexander William Salter

by Dylan Pahman

35.5—Sept/Oct, 2022

Not Fit for Print

Prevarications About Abortion in the Highest Places

by R. V. Young

35.5—Sept/Oct, 2022

Poetry & Democracy

Tocqueville & the Sorry State of the Arts

by Anthony Esolen

35.5—Sept/Oct, 2022

Moral Kombat

Lessons from Early Christians . . . and from Our Great-Grandparents

by Allan C. Carlson

35.5—Sept/Oct, 2022

The Innocents of Uvalde

"Religion" Is Not the Right Response to Such Evil

by S. M. Hutchens

35.5—Sept/Oct, 2022

How Things Stand

by S. M. Hutchens

35.4—Jul/Aug, 2022

Papist Patriots

Our Dear-Bought Liberty: Catholics and Religious Toleration in Early America by Michael D. Breidenbach

by Thomas W. Jodziewicz

35.4—Jul/Aug, 2022

No, Disney, Just You

by J. Douglas Johnson

35.2—Mar/Apr, 2022

When None Will Follow

Authority & Obedience in Our Stories

by Christopher Hoyt

35.1—January/February, 2022

The Machine Looms

E. M. Forster's Prophetic View into Machine Culture

by Arthur W. Hunt III

35.1—January/February, 2022

Unlocking the Church

Can We Strengthen Our Congregations Before It's Too Late?

by James M. Kushiner

35.1—January/February, 2022

Marching Past & Present

What Four Parades Reveal About the Future

by Allan C. Carlson

35.1—January/February, 2022

Paradise Contested

A Plagiarized Genesis Is the Source for a Secular Utopia

by Jan Bentz

34.5—Sept/Oct, 2021

God's Ground Zero

on Signs of Mercy & Judgment at the World Trade Center

by James M. Kushiner

34.5—Sept/Oct, 2021

A Foreign Prophet

Solzhenitsyn and American Culture: The Russian Soul in the West edited by David P. Deavel and Jessica Hooten Wilson

by Philip LeMasters

34.5—Sept/Oct, 2021

9/11's Survivor Tree

by James M. Kushiner

34.5—Sept/Oct, 2021

Waking Up on 9/11

on a Firsthand Encounter with Terror & Conversion

by Christina Ray Stanton

34.4—July/August, 2021

By What Authority?

The Failure of Liberal Public Reason & How to Respond

by Douglas Farrow

34.3—May/June, 2021

The 1620 Project

Puritanism & the Ideological Founding of America

by John B. Carpenter

34.3—May/June, 2021

Race, Religion & Reconciliation

Reflections on the Present American Moment

by J. Daryl Charles

34.2—March/April, 2021

Owning Slavery

A Christian Response to "The Case for Reparations"

by R. V. Young

34.2—March/April, 2021

Degraded Free Exercise?

The Rise of Judicial Secularism & the Loss of Religious Freedom

by J. L. Johnson

34.1—January/February, 2021

Jeremiah Revisited

Live Not by Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents by Rod Dreher

by Hans Boersma

34.1—January/February, 2021

A Short-Lived Luxury

by S. M. Hutchens

34.1—January/February, 2021

Law and Gospel, Constitution and Church

by S. M. Hutchens

34.1—January/February, 2021

Straight Priority

by J. Douglas Johnson

34.1—January/February, 2021

The Devil's Two-Decker

by S. M. Hutchens

33.6—Nov/Dec, 2020

Unsociable Distancing

on the Normal Necessity of Human Contact

by Paul Mattaliano

33.5—September/October, 2020

The End of Liberal Democracy

Constitutionalism Without Christian Humanism

by Hunter Baker

33.5—September/October, 2020

Fatherless & Childless

Dereliction of Duty Inside & Outside the Church

by Allan C. Carlson

31.5—September/October, 2018

Taking Liberties

The Secular State Without the Decalogue

by James M. Kushiner

31.4—July/August, 2018

In "God" We Trusted

on America's 1950s Religion & Hope for Today

by D. Eric Schansberg

31.4—July/August, 2018

Icons of the Land

Places of Worship on the Road to Iron Nation

by Lance Nixon

30.6—Nov/Dec, 2017

A Peculiar Sickness

on Individualism in America & Its Cure

by John A. Burtka IV

30.5—Sept/Oct, 2017

Passions' Republic

The Christian Cure for What Ails Modern Politics

by David Bradshaw

30.5—Sept/Oct, 2017

A Miscall to Arms

Why Selective Service for Women Is Immoral

by Andrew A. Sicree

30.4—July/Aug, 2017

Gospel Marketplace

American Christianity: The Continuing Revolution by Stephen Cox

by Leon J. Podles

30.4—July/Aug, 2017

The Senior Editors & the Presidency

by S. M. Hutchens

30.1—Jan/Feb, 2017

Manifest Bigotry

Missionaries of Republicanism: A Religious History of the Mexican-American War by John C. Pinheiro

by James A. Altena

29.6—Nov/Dec, 2016

Ecclesia Non Grata

on the Deepening Loss of Religious Freedom & Our Response

by Regis Nicoll

29.6—Nov/Dec, 2016

The Gathering Storm

on the Transformative Election of 2016

by James Hitchcock

29.4—July/August, 2016

Deep Roots

Russell Kirk: American Conservative by Bradley J. Birzer

by Hunter Baker

29.4—July/August, 2016

Colonial Possessions

A Review of Stacy Schiff's The Witches: Salem, 1692

by Arthur W. Hunt III

29.4—July/August, 2016

The Business of Faith

One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America by Kevin Kruse

by Graeme Hunter

29.3—May/June, 2016

The Master's Voice

Our Choice Is Obedience or Jesus as Anti-Christ

by Anthony Esolen

29.2—March/April, 2016

Family Phases

The History of Family Strength in America May Reveal Good News

by Allan C. Carlson

29.2—March/April, 2016

Campus Lost

The Coup at Catholic University: The 1968 Revolution in American Catholic Education
by Peter M. Mitchell

by Graeme Hunter

28.6—Nov/Dec, 2015

Ferguson Misery

History, Theology & Mythmaking from a Deadly Encounter

by James Hitchcock

28.4—July/Aug, 2015

Looking Back

Turning to Tradition: Converts and the Making of an American Orthodox Church by D. Oliver Herbel

by Tim Grass

28.3—May/June, 2015

The Other Americas

The Rebirth of Latin American Christianity by Todd Hartch

by Leon J. Podles

28.2—March/April, 2015

Prognosis Pending

An Anxious Age: The Post-Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of America
by Joseph Bottum

by John C. Chalberg

28.2—March/April, 2015

Valued Voters

The Age of Evangelicalism: America's Born Again Years
by Steven P. Miller

by John Murdock

28.2—March/April, 2015

Critical Masses

Young Catholic America: Emerging Adults In, Out of, and Gone from the Church
by Christian Smith, Kyle Longest, Jonathan Hill, and Kari Christoffersen

by Leon J. Podles

27.4—July/August, 2014


The Twilight of the American Enlightenment: The 1950s and the Crisis of Liberalism
by George M. Marsden

by Graeme Hunter

27.4—July/August, 2014

An Unexpected Apologist

on Robert W. Fogel & the Christian Legacy on Slavery

by John Carpenter

27.4—July/August, 2014

One President, Under God

The Measure of Dwight D. Eisenhower's Christian Faith

by Alan Sears

26.4—July/August, 2013

Patriot Dust

by Anthony Esolen

26.3—May/June, 2013

Whispers of Doom

Jonathan V. Last on Faith, Hope & the Coming Population Implosion

by Les Sillars

26.2—Mar/Apr, 2013

In War for Peace

General George C. Marshall's Core Convictions & Ethical Leadership

by David Hein

25.5—Sept/Oct, 2012

Fishtown vs. Belmont

Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010
by Charles Murray

by Denyse O'Leary

23.4—July/August, 2010

My Friend in Exile

American Babylon: Notes of a Christian Exile by Richard John Neuhaus

by William L. Saunders

22.8—November/December, 2009

Citizen, Heal Thyself

Social Sins Are Easily & Fashionably Confessed

by James Hitchcock

22.7—September/October, 2009

The Ideal Place

The Way of Improvement Leads Home: Philip Vickers Fithian and the Rural Enlightenment in Early America (Early American Studies)

by Eric Miller

22.6—July/August, 2009

Identity Theft

Being Catholic Now: Prominent Americans Talk About Change In the Church and the Quest for Meaning by Kerry Kennedy

by Christopher A. Castaldo

22.6—July/August, 2009

Peace & Piety

World of Faith and Freedom: Why International Religious Liberty Is Vital to American National Security
by Thomas F. Farr

by Keith Pavlischek

22.5—June, 2009

The Gospel & the Prophet

American Christians and Islam: Evangelical Culture and Muslims from the Colonial Period to the Age of Terrorism by Thomas S. Kidd

by Sandra Tonies Keating

22.1—January/February, 2009

Reserved Seating

A Place at the Table: George Eldon Ladd and the Rehabilitation of Evangelical Scholarship in America by John A. D'Elia

by William Varner

21.9—November, 2008

Just As He Wasn’t

The Legacy of Billy Graham: Critical Reflections on America’s Greatest Evangelist edited by Michael G. Long

by Gerald J. Russello

21.7—September, 2008

Miss Americans

The New Feminized Majority: How Democrats Can Change America with Women’s Values
by Katherine Adam and Charles Derber

by Erika Bachiochi

21.6—July/August, 2008

Bored to Be a Hero

on Finding Molehills to Conquer

by Peter A. Speckhard

21.4—May, 2008

No Child Is An Island

Freedom’s Orphans: Contemporary Liberalism and the Fate of America’s Children by David L. Tubbs

by Gerald J. Russello

21.1—January/February, 2008

Sister Amiss

Aimee Semple McPherson and the Resurrection of Christian America
by Matthew Avery Sutton

by S. M. Hutchens

20.9—November, 2007

Pilgrims Planted

The Patriot Loves His Land Because It Is a Shadow

by Anthony Esolen

20.6—July/August, 2007

Self Evidence

From Nature to Experience: The American Search for Cultural Authority
by Roger Lundin

by John Harmon McElroy

20.6—July/August, 2007

Counter Tourist

The Politically Incorrect Guide to English and American Literature
by Elizabeth Kantor

by R. V. Young

20.4—May, 2007

Marital Bedrock

Conjugal America: On the Public Purposes of Marriage
by Allan Carlson

by Robert W. Patterson

20.2—March, 2007

Un-American Idols

on the Foolproof Test for Paganism

by Robert P. George

19.9—November, 2006

Idols & the King

on What the First Commandment Has to Do with the Fourth of July

by Francis J. Manion

19.9—November, 2006

Trapped by Liberty

Stuck With Virtue: The American Individual and Our Biotechnological Future
by Peter Augustine Lawler

by Anne Hendershott

19.7—September, 2006

Eminent Betrayal

Our Endangered Values:
America’s Moral Crisis
by Jimmy Carter

by Mark Tooley

19.4—May, 2006

Peace Pipe Dream

The Right To Be Wrong:
Ending the Culture War over Religion in America
by Kevin Seamus Hasson

by Amanda Witt

19.4—May, 2006

Not Harvard Bound

Some of America’s Most Promising Youth Are Seeking an Even Higher Education

by Terrence O. Moore

19.3—April, 2006

The Baptist Headway

America’s Largest Protestant Denomination & the Culture War

by Russell D. Moore

19.2—March, 2006

Separated At Birth

Home-Alone America:
The Hidden Toll of Day Care, Behavioral Drugs, and Other Parent Substitutes
by Mary Eberstadt


18.9—November, 2005

Pilgrims Giving Thanks

Cherishing the America We Were Not Made For

by Wilfred M. McClay

18.7—September, 2005

The Empire Strikes Out

Theologians Pit Christ Against Imperial America

by Mark Tooley

17.8—October, 2004

First Things First

On the Two Values that Matter Most

by James M. Kushiner

13.3—April, 2000

The Rise of the Megachurch

Reinventing American Protestantism
by Donald E. Miller

by Brad Stetson

13.7—September, 2000

The Children of Nietzsche

on American Pop Culture

by Roberto Rivera

14.4—May, 2001

Bill Clinton Was Right! (About the Human Genome)

by Phillip E. Johnson

15.3—April, 2002

Vessel of Clay

America's Bishop
by Thomas C. Reeves

by James Hitchcock

15.7—September, 2002

Our Not-So-Glorious Selves

on the Crises of the American Catholic Church

by Joseph F. Wilson

15.7—September, 2002

The Crime of Punishment

Capital Punishment & Cultural Change in American Life

by James Hitchcock

16.4—May, 2003

Whence the Evangelical Mind?

America?s God by Mark A. Noll

by Preston Jones

16.3—April, 2003

An Honored Prophet

Stanley Hauerwas: ?America?s Best Theologian?

by Mark Tooley

16.3—April, 2003

The Godless Party

Media Bias & Blindness—And the Big Story They Missed

by Rod Dreher

16.3—April, 2003

Voting for Pontius Pilate

by James M. Kushiner

14.9—November, 2001

For Times Such as These

Lincoln's Historic Proclamation Appointing a National Day of Prayer & Fasting—A Sidebar to "The Essence & Power of Evil"

by James Hitchcock

12.6—November/December, 1999

A Wall of Containment?

The American Myth
of Religious Freedom
by Kenneth R. Craycraft, Jr.

by Gerald J. Russello

12.1—January/February, 1999

Reflections on “Revising Our Pledges of Allegiance”

on “Christian America”

by James J. Condra

11.5—September/October, 1998

Revising Our Pledges of Allegiance

From “Christian America” to the Gospel of the Resurrection

by Ashley Woodiwiss

10.1—Winter, 1997

A Bridge or an Abyss?

The Debate over the Family in the American Political “Village”

by Vigen Guroian

6.3—Summer, 1993

Whatever Happened to Office?

Ordination and the Crisis of Leadership in American Protestantism

by D. G. Hart

3.4—Winter, 1990

Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory

Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory: A Journey into the Evangelical Subculture in America

by John Thompson

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