Good News from Better Angels: A Strategy for Depolarizing America

By Blank_US_Map.svg: User:Theshibbolethderivative work: Ninjatacoshell (Blank_US_Map.svg) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons © 2018 Robert OsburnAs I suggested in my...

The Rejection of a Christian Moral Consensus and America’s Political Polarization

© 2018 Robert OsburnPolitically centrifugal forces— those that drive Americans from the moderate (not mushy) center to radical political extremes on the Left and Right —are winning the day in America because the Christian cultural consensus that once...

Finding Good People on the Other Side of the Ideological Fence

By michael clarke stuff (AP97 ice floes) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons © 2017 Robert OsburnEver since the 1960s when confident, brassy Baby Boomers rejected what I often call the Christian cultural consensus, we...

The Failure of the Liberal Imagination

© 2015 Robert OsburnA brilliant American student mentee, currently in pursuit of a PhD, told me recently that her biggest challenge is the “ignorance” of fellow grad students and assorted academics she meets.  She’s a conservative Christian; her colleagues are...