The Lesser Kingdom

A prophetic, eclectic, and humble take on current issues, public policy, and political events with thoughts on faithful engagement.
Bonnie Kristian

Bonnie Kristian

Bonnie Kristian is a columnist at Christianity Today, a contributing editor at The Week, a fellow at Defense Priorities, and the author of A Flexible Faith: Rethinking What It Means to Follow Jesus Today (Hachette).

Christians Like Me Believe We Must End the Drug War to Win It
Christians Like Me Believe We Must End the Drug War to Win It
Ballot initiatives decriminalizing drug use may be the best way to fight sinful drug abuse.
The Civil War in Our Hearts
The Civil War in Our Hearts
Political division finds fuel in sin that separates us from each other. Only peacemakers win the title “children of God.”
Say a Prayer for the President
Say a Prayer for the President
Politics don’t matter when it comes to lifting up our leaders.
The Supreme Court Isn’t All Powerful
The Supreme Court Isn’t All Powerful
When it comes to religious liberty, culture matters more than judicial rulings.
In Christ, It’s ‘Yes In My Backyard’
In Christ, It’s ‘Yes In My Backyard’
Cyprian of Carthage offers caution against the “suburban lifestyle dream.”
Seven Deadly Sins, One Presidential Election
Seven Deadly Sins, One Presidential Election
Pride, envy, greed, and the rest all rear their heads for 2020.
QAnon Is a Wolf in Wolf’s Clothing
QAnon Is a Wolf in Wolf’s Clothing
There’s nothing sheepish about this insidious internet demon.
Confessing Complicity in Systemic Sin
Confessing Complicity in Systemic Sin
Why do I repent if it’s not my fault?
Little Christs or Little Caesars
Little Christs or Little Caesars
Faithfulness is not easy for the politically powerful.
The Old Testament Calls Out Cancel Culture
The Old Testament Calls Out Cancel Culture
The Bible features flawed characters called to do the will of the Lord.
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Shaming Can’t Fix Racism. But Guilt Can.
Shaming Can’t Fix Racism. But Guilt Can.
Guilt is about action with a clear path to redemption. Shame leaves us stuck in our sin.
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White, Black, and Blue: Christians Disagree Over Policing
White, Black, and Blue: Christians Disagree Over Policing
Black Christians overwhelmingly say police treatment is biased against them. Why don’t white evangelicals believe them?
Juneteenth: A Truer Independence Day
Juneteenth: A Truer Independence Day
The official end of slavery in America more fully embraces the self-evident truth of all people as created equal.
Politics as a Strange Rite
Politics as a Strange Rite
Even Jesus was tempted with political power.
The Virus Breaks the Camel’s Back
The Virus Breaks the Camel’s Back
Saudi Arabia and civil war ravaged Yemen. And now this.
No Job, No Friends, No Faith
No Job, No Friends, No Faith
The coming wave of "deaths of despair."
Religious Liberty as Bondage
Religious Liberty as Bondage
Freedom can be another word for everything to lose.
Death Can Still Sting
Death Can Still Sting
By fighting to save physical lives, the church imitates Christ.

Top Story November 27, 2020

Life and Death in ‘The Land of the Clouds’
Life and Death in ‘The Land of the Clouds’
In the mountains of Papua, missionaries and Indonesian professionals serve the lost together.
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