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).

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.

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Our Personal Scars Can Help Others Heal
Our Personal Scars Can Help Others Heal
There are four marks of wounded healers.

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