The Books

"When you come, bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas, also the books, and above all the parchments." - (2 Timothy 4:13)


Currently Reading

China: The Bubble That Never Pops

An Introduction to Theological Anthropology

America's Revolutionary Mind


Recently Completed

Racecraft: The Soul of Inequality in American Life


The Menace of Fiscal QE

Lost in Thought: The Hidden Pleasures of an Intellectual Life



Philosophia Christi

Bibliotheca Sacra

Mars Hill Audio Journal

Foreign Affairs

The Wall Street Journal


"But Jonah set out to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord. He went down to Joppa and found a ship going to Tarshish; so he paid his fare and went on board, to go with them to Tarshish, away from the presence of the Lord." (Jonah 1:3)




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Separation of Church and State

Michael Paulson:

"... as everyone with even a modicum of understanding of the Constitution knows, the term “separation of church and state” appears nowhere in the Constitution. Even Mr. Coons acknowledged as much. The metaphor of a “wall of separation” comes from a letter President Thomas Jefferson penned to a group of Baptists in Danbury, Connecticut—a dozen years after the Constitution and Bill of Rights were ratified. The phrase is not mentioned in the Constitution’s text or in any of the debates leading to its ratification."


Paul Dehart:

"The jurisdictional separation of church and state effected by the First Amendment allows people to vote for religious reasons, to make religious arguments in order to persuade others to support particular candidates or policies, and allows political officials and legislators to act for religious reasons. Nothing in the jurisdictional separation of church and state entails or encourages the separation of religion and politics, much less of religion and public life."