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Brad Wilcox and Eugene Scott: Marriage Matters in the Age of Trump

Brad Wilcox and Eugene Scott: Marriage Matters in the Age of Trump

August 27, 2019

In the latest episode of Faith Angle, we take a look at the changing nature of marriage in America with Eugene Scott and Brad Wilcox. Eugene covers identity politics for the Washington Post's The Fix, and Brad is Director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia, Professor of Sociology at the University of Virginia, Visiting Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, and a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Family Studies.<br>
Brad, Eugene, and Josh Good discuss trends around marriage in the current political climate; how factors like class and race affect the health of marriages; economics and the importance of gainful employment (especially for men); the connection between marriage and economic mobility; the effects of delayed marriage among young people, and much more.

Links from this episode:

Eugene Scott, Washington Post

Brad Wilcox, National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia

How Divorce Lost Its Groove

Don’t be a bachelor: Why married men work harder, smarter and make more money

Mike McCurry and Karen Tumulty: Of God and Presidents

Mike McCurry and Karen Tumulty: Of God and Presidents

August 8, 2019

Former Clinton White House Press Secretary—and now Wesley Seminary professor—Mike McCurry sits down with Washington Post Columnist Karen Tumulty, and Faith Angle's Josh Good, to discuss the faith journeys of the Clintons and Reagans; transformations in journalism; and new opportunities for congregations to directly engage the deep divide in America's political culture.

Links from this episode:

A private letter from Ronald Reagan to his dying father-in-law shows the president’s faith, Karen Tumulty, Washington Post, 09/14/18

Former Clinton spokesman Mike McCurry finds his faith, marries it with politics, Michelle Boorstein, Washington Post, 02/22/14

How My Party Found God, Mike McCurry, The Daily Beast, 07/14/17

Naomi Schaefer Riley and Jedd Medefind: On Foster Care—and Parenting
David Brooks and Anne Snyder: The Power of Vulnerability

David Brooks and Anne Snyder: The Power of Vulnerability

July 9, 2019

On the latest episode of Faith Angle, we're joined by New York Times op-ed columnist David Brooks and Comment Magazine editor-in-chief Anne Snyder to discuss the new books they've each published, their respective approaches to writing, their own marriage and faith journey, and how to cultivate communities rooted in trust that lead to individual and social transformation.

Links from today's episode:

The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life, David Brooks, 4/16/19

The Fabric of Character: A Wise Giver's Guide to Supporting Social and Moral Renewal, Anne Snyder, 3/22/19

Evening Conversation with David Brooks at The Trinity Forum, 5/29/19

David Brooks' Journey Toward Faith, Peter Wehner, The Atlantic, 5/7/19

A Time to Build: From Family and Community to Congress and the Campus, How Recommitting to Our Institutions Can Revive the American Dream, Yuval Levin, forthcoming in February 2020

David Brooks on Weave: The Social Fabric Project, The Aspen Institute, 9/19/18

Why I Write, George Orwell, 1946

The Death of Politics: How to Heal Our Frayed Republic After Trump, Peter Wehner, 6/4/19

The Magnanimous Man: In Remembrance of Michael Cromartie, Anne Snyder, Public Discourse, 9/7/17

Michael Cromartie introduction of David Brooks, The Gathering, 10/2/14

Anne’s email to David, p. 239 of The Second Mountain: "I want to reiterate that yes, grace is the central thing Christ offers, but that is the doorway. And it is to know him. I see lots of emphasis on striving in your note, and I appreciate its antidote to cheap grace. But the foundational fact is you cannot earn your way into a state of grace - this denies grace's power, and subverts its very definition. Grace must reach out to the broken and the undeserving. It must reach out to those recognizing plainly, vulnerably, their own need and emptiness. It can only find welcome in those sitting still.

 

 

 

Shadi Hamid and Sarah Wildman: Theology and Politics of Islam
Mona Charen and Oren Cass: The Once and Future Worker
Stanley Carlson-Thies and Kelsey Dallas: Are Religious Freedom and Gay Rights Compatible?

Stanley Carlson-Thies and Kelsey Dallas: Are Religious Freedom and Gay Rights Compatible?

May 21, 2019

Kelsey Dallas, “Latter-day Saint leaders call for ‘fairness for all’ while opposing the Equality Act,” The Deseret News, May 13, 2019: https://www.deseretnews.com/article/900070101/equality-act-federal-religious-freedom-lgbtq-rights-mormon-lds-church.html

Stanley Carlson-Thies, “A Better Way than the Equality Act,” Institutional Religious Freedom Alliance, April 25, 2019: http://www.irfalliance.org/a-better-way-than-the-equality-act/

Jonathan Rauch, “Nondiscrimination for All,” National Affairs, Summer 201: 7: https://www.nationalaffairs.com/publications/detail/nondiscrimination-for-all

Emma Green, “Health and Human Services and the Religious-Liberty War,” The Atlantic, May 7, 2019: https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2019/05/hhs-trump-religious-freedom/588697/

“An Open Letter to Congress From Religious Leaders,” May 7, 2019: http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/religious-liberty/upload/2019-Coalition-Letter-to-Congress-Equality-Act.pdf

H.R.5 – Equality Act, May 17, 2019: https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/5/text

Pascal Emmanuel-Gobry: From Paris with (Populist) Love

Pascal Emmanuel-Gobry: From Paris with (Populist) Love

May 16, 2019

In this episode, we sit down with a Paris-based journalist, Pascal Emmanuel-Gobry, who provides insights on the changing role of religion in Europe. Amidst the rise in immigration and growing populism across the continent, is there a pluralist vision large enough to introduce healthy constraints and advance human flourishing between discrete communities? In advance of a November Faith Angle Forum, Pascal offers his best thinking.

Emma Green and Michael Wear: Democrats Get Religion, Too

Emma Green and Michael Wear: Democrats Get Religion, Too

May 3, 2019
In this episode, Emma Green of The Atlantic and Michael Wear of Public Square Strategies (& former senior advisor to President Obama), discuss how Democratic presidential candidates are approaching religion—and what that suggests about our cultural moment.
 
European Populism: James Astill and Henry Olsen

European Populism: James Astill and Henry Olsen

April 17, 2019

In this episode, we sit down with The Economist's James Astill and EPPC's Henry Olsen—also a Washington Post columnist—to discuss European populism.

The centre-Left will never defeat European populism if it fails to first understand it: https://unherd.com/2018/12/centre-left-will-never-defeat-european-populism-fails-first-understand-2/