Sarah Morgan Smith
Sarah Morgan Smith is a Contributing Editor at the Center for Christian Civics, an instructor in the Master of Arts in American History and Government (MAHG) program housed in the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University and co-director of the Ashbrook Center’s Religion in American History project.
On the anniversary of the untimely murder of Dr. King, two Christian Civics team members take a look at his approach to one of the biggest political hot potatoes of his time.
The Laws of Nature and Nature’s God are written on all of our hearts. The Declaration of Independence provides a starting point for serious discussion about how to embody those truths.
One question we think Christians in the US should wrestle with in response to this is: If pride is a sin and all glory should go to God, what should we think of aspirations to political greatness? Can this kind of greatness even be truly unifying?
Supreme Court nominations are frequently a highly partisan affair, but the bulk of the day-to-day work of the Court is not. Writers often talk as if major court decisions follow directly from the presumed political preferences of the justices, but actual Supreme Court justices focus their attention on very different questions.