Some Shorter Pieces on Confident Pluralism

Now that Confident Pluralism is available on Amazon, I thought it would be useful to compile a list of (freely accessible) articles and essays that fold into the book or explore some of its themes in greater detail.  I’ve arranged them topically.

These are mostly shorter pieces written for general audiences.  For free downloads of my scholarly work on these topics, you can visit my SSRN page.


Overview of Confident Pluralism:

“Across the Great Divides: Why America Needs a More Confident Pluralism,” Hedgehog Review (Fall 2015)

“Confident Pluralism,” Q Ideas (April 2016) (video)

“Confident Pluralism,” Washington University (November 17, 2015) (video)


Defining Pluralism:

“We Disagree on the ‘Self-Evident Truths’ in the Declaration of Independence. But We Always Did,” Washington Post (July 5, 2016)

“Legal and Cultural Approaches to Pluralism and Diversity,” Learn Liberty Blog (May 12, 2016)

“Pluralism Doesn’t Mean Relativism,” Christianity Today (April 6, 2015)


Pluralism and Race:

“Do Black Lives Matter to Evangelicals?” Washington Post (January 6, 2016)

“The Japanese-American Internment Decision: A Dangerous Relic,” Los Angeles Times (with Karen Tani) (December 18, 2015)

“Are We Ferguson?” CNN (August 21, 2014)

“Let’s Talk About Race,” St. Louis Post-Dispatch (August 14, 2014)


The Rights of Assembly and Association:

“Rehabilitating Freedom of Assembly,” USA Today (January 10, 2016)

“The Rights of Assembly and Petition,” National Constitution Center (2015) (with Burt Neuborne)

The Right of Assembly Violently Wrested,” Hedgehog Review Blog (September 11, 2014)


The Public Forum:

“Want a Vibrant Public Square?  Support Religious Tax Exemptions,” Washington Post (September 16, 2015)

“Protests, Assembly, and the Public Forum,” Yale Books Unbound (December 12, 2014)

“The Perverse Effects of the ‘All Comers’ Requirement,” Liberty Law Blog (September 15, 2014)


Religion and Religious Liberty:

“Christian Witness in an Anxious Age,” Christianity Today (June 20, 2016) (with Timothy Keller)

“Which Religious-Liberty Protections Mean Something? A Question for Jonathan Merritt,” Hedgehog Review Blog (April 29, 2016)

“America’s Dividing Line: Thoughts, Prayers, and Belief in a Transcendent God,” CNN (December 4, 2015)

“How to Protect Religious Groups You Admire,” Christianity Today (August 4, 2015) (with Michael McConnell and Richard Garnett)

“Religious Liberty and the American Culture Wars,” Faith Angle Forum (May 2015)

“5 Guidelines for Living in a Pluralist Society,” Christianity Today (October 10, 2014)