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The Bias provides regular digital content that establishes the voice and perspectives of the Christian Left. 

Remoralizing Sex

Christine Emba's recent book attempts to diagnose the malaise of contemporary sex culture. But her persistent avoidance of queer experience and theory, as well as an insufficient analysis of capitalism, thwarts her attempt at a new sexual ethic beyond consent.

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The Political Theology of Milton Friedman

Milton Friedman's ideas continue to exercise a profound influence on our political and economic imagination. On the sixtieth anniversary of Capitalism and Freedom, Adam Kotsko explores the uncanny relationship between Friedman's neoliberalism and Christian theology. 

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What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?

Frederick Douglass' famous Independence Day address took a rhetorical scalpel to the lofty self-image and founding texts of America. With political and religious fervor, he drove home the contradiction between republican values and chattel slavery.

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The Only Way Out Is Through

In this exhausted political moment, a  reactionary antipolitics is ascendent — one that looks to “traditional” aesthetic and religious pursuits as an antidote to the

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Gays Behaving Badly

A new book from the creators of the Bad Gays podcast explores the morally problematic lives of queer people from ancient to modern times. What unites these figures isn’t their “transgressiveness” but their persistent refusal of solidarity.

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Solidarity With Trans Lives is How We Fight the Right

Conservatives are uniting behind a neofascist project and trans people are a prime target for violence. The Church can’t settle for anything less than costly solidarity with trans lives. We must claim political conflict as a necessary consequence of Christian love.

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How Aren’t We Going to Pay for That?

Ryan Cooper’s book is a surprisingly effective way to expose a conservative know-it-all or a liberal naïf to a sensible, progressive worldview—and it’s enjoyable to boot. Spending hawks beware, social democracy in America is possible.

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Inside the Postliberal Mind

Adrian Vermeule’s new book was not written to persuade hostile readers, but to provide ammunition for his allies. It gives us a peek under the hood of postliberalism—and the contents are both shoddy and dangerous.

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Sanctuary for Trans Lives

Gov. Abbot’s order to investigate trans children is a clarion call for the church. For the sake of our trans neighbors, out-organizing the right is not just an option, it is a matter of survival.

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