‘Scandalous Witness’

‘Scandalous Witness’

Editor’s note: This article is an adapted excerpt from Camp’s book, “Scandalous Witness: A Little Political Manifesto for Christians” (2020, Eerdmans). The book is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The faith of the Christian is the last great hope of earth....

When the World’s Burning, Who Needs Poetry?

An endorsement blurb from Johnny Cash graces the back side of “Nashville Skyline,” Bob Dylan’s 1969 album recorded in Music City. “Here-in is a hell of a poet,” said Cash, as reported by Robert Hudson in his book, “The Monk’s...

On Cultivating Habits to Live Your Life Well

There is a great danger lurking about – this generalized disdain for tradition, habit and ritual. This is because it is increasingly understood, in various fields of study, that cultivating the proper habits and rituals yields a disproportionately significant...

Lessons from Thomas Paine: Our Democratic Aristocracy

We need to recover and adapt Thomas Paine’s critique of political power. Paine delivered a devastating blow to the notion of the British monarchy, and its attendant aristocracy, with his “Common Sense.” Just as the granting of a monarchy in the Old...