Welcome to Writing for the Public Square. If you’re looking for thoughtful analysis of contemporary issues without the outrage, you’re in the right place. Here you’ll find public policy unpacked. Easily understood analysis that is interesting, accessible, and relevant.
Public policy impacts our lives every day. But too often, it can be hard to understand — a bit wonky in the parlance of policy circles. In debating the merits of policy, experts and analysts often make things even more complicated by sewing sarcasm and confusion into the conversation. The result can leave many of us wondering who to trust. And what to believe.
I take a different approach. Whether explaining current legislation, parsing international headlines, or reviewing the latest book, I keep my words straightforward. On the blog, you’ll find public policy unpacked through carefully crafted analysis and stories that let you draw your own conclusions.
I anchor my understanding in a Christian worldview but respectfully engage other sensibilities. My readers know they can count on me to help them understand the critical issues of our day so they feel empowered to contribute to the public square in a meaningful and informed way.
Writing for the Public Square
On this site, you will find the Writing for the Public Square blog. Here, I regularly post about policy, politics, and social trends. Typical themes at Writing for the Public Square include:
- Civil society
- Social capital
- Community engagement
- American ideas
- Foreign relations
- Religious freedom
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