The following six persons have agreed to regularly post 600-800 position papers on pre-announced public policy topics:

  • Amy E. Black is Associate Professor of Political Science and chair of the department of Politics & International Relations at Wheaton College. She is a graduate of Claremont McKenna College and M.I.T. A specialist in American Government, her research interests include religion and politics and Congress.  Her most recent books include the forthcoming Honoring God in Red or Blue: Approaching Politics with Humility, Grace, and Reason, and Religion and American Politics: Classic and Contemporary Perspectives, edited with Douglas Koopman and Larycia Hawkins. 

  • Paul Brink
     is Associate Professor of Political Science at Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts where he teaches Political Theory, European Politics, and Canadian Politics.  Paul holds degrees from Redeemer University College (Ontario), Dalhousie University (Nova Scotia) and the University of Notre Dame.  His scholarly work focuses on Christian political thought, but he pursues broad research interests in faith and politics, pluralism and political theory, and religion and political liberalism.  His article, “Negotiating a Plural Politics: South Africa’s Constitutional Court,” will be published in the Spring of 2011.

  • David Gushee
     is the Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics and the Director of the Center for Theology and Public Life at Mercer University in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Gushee was educated at the College of William and Mary, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Union Theological Seminary in New York, where he earned his Ph.D. in Christian Ethics in 1993. Dr. Gushee is affiliated with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. His work has focused especially in the areas of social ethics, Christian engagement in the public square, and Christian higher education. His research continues to return to questions of how Christians live faithfully and proclaim their ethics truthfully in culture.

  • Lisa Sharon Harper
     is the Director of Mobilizing at Sojourners. She was the founding executive director of New York Faith & Justice, an organization devoted to ending poverty in New York City. She holds a masters degree in Human Rights from Columbia University, and has written extensively on the role of government, tax reform, immigration reform, health care reform, poverty, racial justice and transformational civic engagement. Ms. Harper’s forthcoming book, Left, Right & Christ: Evangelical Faith in Politics, was co-authored with D. C. Innis, an evangelical Republican who is a member of the Tea-Party movement.

  • Stephen V. Monsma
     is a senior research fellow at the Henry Institute for the Study of Christianity and Politics, Calvin College (Grand Rapids, MI) and a professor emeritus of political science at Pepperdine University (Malibu, CA) where he held the Blanche E. Seaver Chair in Social Science. He has published widely in the fields of public policy, church-state relations, and faith-based nonprofit organizations.  His most recent books are Pluralism and Freedom: Faith-Based Organizations in a Democratic Society (2012) and Healing for a Broken World: Christian Perspectives on Public Policy(2008).

  • Eric Teetsel
     is a program manager at the American Enterprise Institute, a public policy research institution located in Washington D.C. He oversees the Values & Capitalism project, an initiative to engage evangelical college students in discussions about the coherence between the values of Christian faith and free enterprise. Prior to joining AEI, Eric served in the Student Life departments at Colorado Christian University and Azusa Pacific University. He is a graduate of Wheaton College and Azusa Pacific.
Many thanks to these fine individuals for their contribution to this project!