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Richard Mouw

Richard Mouw is Professor of Faith and Public Life at Fuller Theological Seminary, where he also served as president for twenty years. He is the author of twenty books, including Uncommon Decency: Christian Civility in an Uncivil World. He earned his PhD in Philosophy at the University of Chicago.

All Stories by Richard Mouw

Comparing Trump to two biblical kings

By Richard Mouw — July 18, 2017
I’m glad that many of my fellow evangelicals agree that we should expect Trump to be like King David and Cyrus in his leadership. The time is ripe to conduct a job performance review in this regard.

Are Chinese Christians persecuted? Not exactly

By Richard Mouw — July 12, 2017
I saw no sign of it last month when I visited Harbin, a city of ten million in the northeastern province of Heilongjian.

Reinhold Niebuhr: the theologian politicians read

By Richard Mouw — June 6, 2017
One could argue that having an influence on public leaders more than on his theological colleagues was an intentional strategy on Niebuhr’s part.

What we can learn from the Dutch on Memorial Day

By Richard Mouw — May 24, 2017
DRIEBERGEN, Netherlands (RNS) Once a year in the Netherlands, joggers in the park stop running for two minutes. Bicyclists pull over to the side of the road. Television sets and radios are turned off. Parents hush their children. And in many villages and cities people congregate in public spaces for a communal ceremony.

Do evangelicals lack ‘intellectual heft’ for the Supreme Court?

By Richard Mouw — May 8, 2017
(RNS) While evangelical scholars continue to address the important issues of the mind, we also need to be working more generally on the spirit we bring to public engagement.

The gifts of science are worth celebrating

By Richard Mouw — April 18, 2017
(RNS) Large numbers of us, including many fine scientists, accept the gifts of scientific investigation with deep gratitude.

Government: Does size matter?

By Richard Mouw — April 5, 2017
I find myself quickly going beyond the limits set by those who speak most loudly about “getting the government out of our lives.”

Abraham Kuyper: after a century, in the news again

By Richard Mouw — March 30, 2017
For those of us who have been working for an increasing influence of Kuyper’s in North American evangelicalism, where a mean-spiritedness is often on display in dealing with issues in the public square, we can only regret the Princeton controversy.

What we’ve lost in going from ‘dining’ to ‘grazing’

By Richard Mouw — March 27, 2017
The family meal serves as an important early workshop in civility.

Divine patience in confused times

By Richard Mouw — March 20, 2017
Martin Luther King was clear about the fact that, in spite of appearances to the contrary, things really are moving in the right direction.

Richard Mouw: Despite Trumpism, I’m not quitting evangelicalism

By Richard Mouw — December 13, 2016
(RNS) Anti-Trump evangelicals claim they are giving up on the movement. Richard Mouw, an influential theologian and author, explains why he's not.
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