Journalism

Articles

“The Fight Over Tenure Is Not Really About Tenure,” New York Times, Sept. 20, 2021

“Is There a Way to Dial Down the Political Hatred?” New York Times, June 11, 2021

“A Once-In-A-Century Crisis Can Help Educate Doctors,” New York Times, April 10, 2021

“The Death of a Grand Strategist,” Politico, April 4, 2021

“‘When You Get Into Unschooling, It’s Almost Like a Religion,’New York Times, Sept. 25, 2020

“The Trouble with Empathy,” New York Times, Sept. 4, 2020

“What Would Jesus Do About Inequality?” New York Times, December 13, 2019

“Can We Guarantee that Colleges are Intellectually Diverse?” New York Times, August 30, 2019

“The Anti-College is on the Rise,” New York Times, June 8, 2019

“Can Black Evangelicals Save the Whole Movement?” New York Times, April 21, 2019

“Is There Such a Thing as an Authoritarian Voter?” New York Times, Dec. 15, 2018

“The Podcast Bros Want to Optimize Your Life,” New York Times, Aug. 3, 2018

“Sex and Gender on the Christian Campus,” New York Times, June 2, 2018

“The Misguided Drive to Measure Learning Outcomes,” New York Times, Feb. 23, 2018

“How to Escape from Roy Moore’s Evangelicalism,” New York Times, Nov. 11, 2017

“Memorize That Poem!” New York Times, Aug. 26, 2017

“Canada’s Polite and Diffident Independence Celebration,” New Yorker, July 1, 2017

“U Can’t Talk To Ur Professor Like This,” New York Times, May 13, 2017

“The Evangelical Roots of Our Post-Truth Society,” New York Times, April 13, 2017

“Where In the World Can We Find Hope?” New York Times, Feb. 17, 2017

“Can I Go To Great Books Camp?” New York Times, Dec. 3, 2016

“A State of Alienation,” New York Times, Nov. 9, 2016

“The Prophet in His Tower,” New York Times, Oct. 9, 2016

“What’s God Got to Do With It?” New York Times, Oct. 8, 2016

“Stop Saying ‘I Feel Like,’” New York Times, May 1, 2016

“Who Are the Gay Evangelicals?” New York Times, February 27, 2016

“Hallelujah College,” New York Times, January 17, 2016

“Lecture Me. Really.” New York Times, October 17, 2015

“Donald Trump and the Rise of the Moral Minority,” New York Times, September 26, 2015

“A Rise in Secular Libertarianism, Not Liberalism,” New York Times, June 29, 2015

“Wanted: A Theology of Atheism,” New York Times, May 30, 2015

“Onward, Christian Healthcare?” New York Times, January 31, 2015

“The Election in North Carolina is Not About Nothing,” New York Times, November 4, 2014

“Charismatic Catholicism is Alive and Well,” Crux (Boston Globe), September 26, 2014

“Francis and His Predecessors,” American Prospect, March/April 2014

“As Vermont Goes, So Goes the Nation?” New York Times, April 6, 2014

“Texas Textbooks: A Case Study for Creationism’s Staying Power,” Religion & Politics, January 14, 2014

“Billy Graham and the Fracture of American Evangelicalism,” Christian Century blog, November 13, 2013

“How Billy Graham Became an American Icon,” CNN.com, November 9, 2013

“Single Mothers with Family Values,” New York Times, October 27, 2013

“Love Thy Stranger As Thyself,” New York Times, May 11, 2013

“One Nation Under God?” New York Times, December 22, 2012

“The Power of Political Communion,” New York Times, September 15, 2012

“Southern Baptist Convergence,” New York Times, June 18, 2012

“John Stott, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien: Why American Evangelicals Love the British,” Religion & Politics, May 1, 2012

“Leaps of Faith,” New York Times, March 1, 2012

“The First Principles of Rick Santorum,” New York Times, February 9, 2012

“The Complicated History of Catholics, Protestants, and Contraceptives,” Slate, February 9, 2012

“Can the GOP Become the Party of the Working Mom?” Slate, December 5, 2011

“Who Is John Galt and Why Is He On Lululemon Bags?” Slate, November 18, 2011

“Brother’s Keepers,” Foreign Policy, August 2, 2011

“Sign Here, and Here, and Here,” Slate, July 13, 2011

“The Missionary Position,” Foreign Policy, June 13, 2011

“Thou Shalt (Sometimes) Kill,” Foreign Policy, May 11, 2011

“Housewives of God,” New York Times Magazine, November 14, 2010

“The Reformer,” Christianity Today, October 2010

“The Controversialist,” Christianity Today, April 2009

“Who Would Jesus Smack Down?” New York Times Magazine, January 6, 2009

“Not Your Father’s L’Abri,” Christianity Today, March 2008

“The Unexpected Monks,” Boston Globe, February 3, 2008

“Onward Christian Scholars,” New York Times Magazine, Sept. 30, 2007

“Sects Appeal: Evangelicals v. Mormons,” New Republic, Nov. 20, 2006

 

Book Reviews

Review of Anna Della Subin, Accidental Gods: On Men Unwittingly Turned Divine. Washington Post, January 28, 2022

Review of Adam Morris, American Messiahs: False Prophets of a Damned Nation. New York Times Book Review, April 26, 2019

Review of Frances FitzGerald, The Evangelicals. The Atlantic, May 2017

Review of Kevin Kruse, One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America. The Nation, May 19, 2015

Review of Austen Ivereigh, The Great Reformer: Francis and the Making of a Radical Pope. New York Times Book Review, December 21, 2014.

Review of Randall Balmer, Redeemer: The Life of Jimmy Carter and Jimmy Carter, A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power. New York Times Book Review, June 5, 2014

Review of George Marsden, The Twilight of the American Enlightenment: The 1950s and the Crisis of Liberal Belief. Democracy, Spring 2014

Review of David R. Swartz, Moral Minority: The Evangelical Left in an Age of Conservatism. New York Times Book Review, September 28, 2012

Review of T.M. Luhrmann, When God Talks Back: Understanding the American Evangelical Relationship with God. New York Times Book Review, April 29, 2012

Review of Randall Stephens and Karl Giberson, The Anointed: Evangelical Truth in a Secular Age. New York Times Book Review, January 8, 2012

Review of Marci McDonald, The Armageddon Factor: The Rise of Christian Nationalism in Canada. Toronto Globe & Mail, May 14, 2010, F10.