The Perils of an American Jesus

Christianity, like much else in contemporary American society, has become highly politicized and culturally fragmented, with large segments of the faithful finding themselves affiliated—sometimes by choice, sometimes not—with the predominant political ideologies of liberalism and conservatism. Liberal Christians are known for advocating societal and state action in areas that the political left finds important, such as environmentalism, poverty, social justice, and institutional racism, while seeming to downplay, or even deny, Biblical exhortations for people to turn away from their sin. Conservative Christians, on the other hand, are wary of using the state to solve the problems diagnosed by the left, but tend to take a more legalistic approach to the Bible, which manifests as support for government’s use of the courts, the police, and the military to regulate personal conduct, maintain law and order, and manage international affairs. The question presents itself: are either of these options correct, or is there a third way?”


Thomas Sowell: Social Justice Philosophy Is a Blank Check for Government Power


“‘Social engineering’–a synonym for dictatorship and totalitarian tyranny. The idea is to treat human beings in the same way in which the engineer treats the stuff out of which he builds his bridges, roads, and machines.”–Mises


World War I as Fulfillment: Power and the Intellectuals


“Christianity is not a smiling face, church-going, love society as most Americans understand it.”