Op Eds & Essays

“In Memoriam: Amy Kaplan (1953-2020),” Passport magazine (January 2021).

Evangelical Populist Internationalism and the Politics of Persecution,” Review of Faith and International Affairs, August 2019.

American Evangelicals, the Changing Global Religious Environment, and Foreign Policy Activism,” Review of Faith & International Affairs, May 2019.

Christianity and the Alt-Right in America,” Georgetown Berkley Center, November 5, 2018.

“Look Outside US for Fresh Insight on American Evangelicals,” interview with Christianity Today, September 2018.

Why Putin is an Ally for American Evangelicals,” The Conversation, Sept. 4, 2018.

A Kind of Homelessness: Evangelicals of Color in the Trump Era,’ Religion and Politics, August 7, 2018.

How Beth Moore is Changing the Face of Evangelical Leadership,Washington Post, June 22, 2018.

Protestant Preaching After the Age of Graham,” Origins: Current Events in Historical Perspective, July 2018.

“Billy Graham’s Legacy,” in Process: A Blog for American History, March 21, 2018.

“Why Billy Graham was Determined to Globalize Evangelicalism,” in The Atlantic, February 21, 2018.

“Evangelicals and Jerusalem,” on the Trump administration decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital (and maybe move the embassy), from December 21, 2017 was published at Contending Modernities.

A shorter version was published at Georgetown’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, & World Affairs.

“Seeking Stranger Things,” part of the series, “Is This All There Is?,” on The Immanent Frame, blog of the Social Science Research Council, September 2017.

“Maryland Bills Would Stifle Academic Freedom,” Baltimore Sun, February 12, 2014.

“The State Department finds Religion, but Whose?” Religion Dispatches, December 12, 2013.

“Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner: American Missionaries, The Problem of Racism, and Decolonization in the Congo.” OAH Magazine of History, 26 (Summer 2012), 33-37.

Invited Contributor to “Frequencies, Genealogies of Spirituality.” Sponsored by the Social Science Research Council. Entry on B.K.S. Iyengar. Oct. 13, 2011.

Republished in “On Being,” blog of the public radio show hosted by Krista Tippett. April 2015.

The Persecuted Body: American Evangelicals, Islam and Religious Suffering.Middle East Report. December 2008.

“An Empire of Their Own.” The Nation. September 22, 2003.

Reprinted in Good Weekend Magazine, supplement to Australia’s two largest newspapers.

“Saving Private Lynch.” New York Times op-ed page. April 6, 2003.

“Armageddon on the Bestseller List.” Washington Post, Outlook section. February 2, 2003.

“Television, Terrorism, and the Making of Incomprehension.” The Chronicle (of Higher Education) Review. December 7, 2001.