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John Wilsey and American Exceptionalism

John Wilsey is a Georgia native whose research interests lie in the historical interaction between nationalism and Christian theology. He is also interested in the history of ideas in the Christian west, especially with regard to the church’s engagement with politics, Enlightenment thought, religious freedom, and diplomacy. Wilsey served as the 2017-18 William E. Simon Visiting Fellow in Religion and Public Life with the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton...

Matt Franck on Religion, Public Reason, and Liberal Democracy

Matthew J. Franck is the Director of the William E. and Carol G. Simon Center on Religion and the Constitution. He is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Radford University, where he taught constitutional law, American politics, and political philosophy from 1989-2010. He is also a Visiting Lecturer in Politics at Princeton University. As director of the center, he helps maintain the Witherspoon Institute’s relationships with the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, the Alliance...

Karen Swallow Prior on the power of literature and "On Reading Well"

Dr. Karen Swallow Prior is a Professor of English at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. She earned her PhD and MA at the State University of New York at Buffalo and her BA at Daemon College. Her area of specialization is 18th century British literature where she focuses on philosophy, ethics, and aesthetics. She is the author of three books: Fierce Convictions: The Extraordinary Life of Hannah More - Poet, Reformer, Abolitionist (Thomas Nelson 2014), Booked: Literature in the Soul of Me...

Countermoves with Mike Harder

Mike Harder is joining Countermoves as a Andrew’s co-host. Mike was a missionary kid in Bogota, Colombia. He returned to the states where he attended Northwestern College in St. Paul, Minn., and earned a BA in Church Ministry. He also holds a Master of Divinity degree from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Theology and Preaching at Southeastern Seminary. He is the author of two studies for Lifeway: In Transit: What Do You Do with Your Wait? and...

Christopher Yuan on holy sexuality and the gospel

Dr. Christopher Yuan has taught the Bible at Moody Bible Institute for over ten years and his speaking ministry on faith and sexuality has reached five continents. He speaks at conferences, on college campuses, and in churches. He has co-authored with his mother their memoir (now in seven languages), Out of a Far Country: A Gay Son’s Journey to God, A Broken Mother’s Search for Hope and he is also the author of Giving a Voice to the Voiceless. Christopher graduated from Moody Bible Institute...

Alexandra DeSanctis on Catholicism, human dignity, and conservatism

Alexandra DeSanctis is a staff writer for National Review. Some of her most recent publications at National Review include “Donald Wuerl, the Church’s Most Oblivious Cleric,” “Abortion-Rights Groups Smear Kavanaugh and Undermine Judicial Neutrality,” and “Catholics Deserve Answers, Not Church Politics.” She also serves as a co-host with David French of the Ordered Liberty Podcast. She was previously a William F. Buckley Fellow in Political Journalism with the National Review Institute and is...

Matthew Arbo on "Walking Through Infertility"

On this episode of Countermoves, Andrew Walker talks with professor Matt Arbo about the topic of infertility. Matt Arbo serves as the Jewell and Joe L. Huitt Assistant Professor of Theological Studies and the Director of the Center for Faith and Public Life at Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee, Okla. He holds a Doctorate of Philosophy and Master of Theology from the University of Edinburgh in Edinburgh, UK. He is the author of Political Vanity: Adam Ferguson on the Moral Tensions of...

Contraception and Christian ethics 50 years after Humanae Vitae

On this episode of Countermoves, Andrew Walker talks with ethicist Evan Lenow about the use of contraception and its implications for Christian ethics 50 years after Humanae Vitae. Evan Lenow serves as Associate Professor of Ethics, Bobby L. and Janis Eklund Chair of Stewardship, Director of the Richard Land Center for Cultural Engagement, and Director of the Center for Biblical Stewardship at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy in...

Bruce Ashford on important issues surrounding Public Theology

On today’s episode, I discuss the topic of public theology with one of my good friends, Bruce Ashford. “Public Theology” is a term you probably hear very often, but have little context for what, exactly, is included in the category of “Public Theology.” Bruce Ashford is Provost and Professor of Theology & Culture at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is author of Every Square Inch: An Introduction to Cultural Engagement for Christians and One Nation Under God: A Christian Hope for...

Evangelicalism and Racial Unity with Trillia Newbell

Trillia Newbell is the author of the kids’ book God’s Very Good Idea, as well as Enjoy: Finding the Freedom to Delight Daily in God’s Good Gifts (2016), Fear and Faith: Finding the Peace Your Heart Craves (2015) and United: Captured by God’s Vision for Diversity (2014). Her writings on issues of faith, family, and diversity have been published in the Knoxville News-Sentinel, Desiring God, True Woman, Christianity Today, The Gospel Coalition, and more. She has spoken at numerous conferences,...

Tim Goeglein on William F. Buckley—Ten Years of Standing Athwart Since His Death

Tim Goeglein is Vice President of External Relations for Focus on the Family. Before that, he was Special Assistant to U. S. President George W. Bush and Deputy Director of the White House Office of Public Liaison from 2001 to 2008. He is the author of Man in the Middle: An Inside Account of Faith and Politics in the George W. Bush Era.

Ryan T. Anderson on the transgender revolution

On this episode, Andrew Walker interviews Heritage Foundation Scholar Ryan T. Anderson on his new book, When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment. Twitter: @RyanTAnd Ryan’s Facebook Page Books by Ryan T. Anderson: What is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense Truth Overruled: The Future of Marriage and Religious Liberty Debating Religious Liberty and Discrimination When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment

Jonathan Leeman on Religious Liberty and Baptist Ecclesiology

On this episode, Andrew interviews Baptist political theologian and IX Marks Editorial Director Jonathan Leeman on the subject of the church’s political identity and how Baptist ecclesiology produces a unique contribution to religious liberty. Twitter: @JonathanDLeeman Books by Jonathan Leeman: Political Church: The Local Assembly as Embassy of Christ's Rule How the Nations Rage: Rethinking Faith and Politics in a Divided Age

Sohrab Ahmari on the Future of Liberal Democracy and the Global West

On the first full episode of Countermoves, Andrew interviews Commentary writer Sohrab Ahmari, formerly of the Wall Street Journal, on the future of liberal democracy and looks at particular threats facing the West. His work has covered issues of the crises facing liberal democracy, foreign policy, identity politics, family stability, the gender revolution, and the rise of assisted suicide. As a Catholic Christian, he’s a champion for human dignity. Twitter: @SohrabAhmari Articles by Sohrab...

Introducing Countermoves

On this inaugural episode, Andrew T. Walker introduces the ERLC’s latest podcast Countermoves: A Christian Review of Ideas Shaping Church and Culture. Countermoves is taken from the title of a volume by Carl F. H. Henry, one of the most influential 20th century theologians—a man who devoted much of his work to analyzing contemporary culture and the church’s place in it. Christian Countermoves in a Decadent Culture was published in 1986 and as the title suggests, reflects Henry’s call for the...