Comparative Constitutional Law, Democracy, Law and Religion, Religion and Politics

Response by the author to my blogpost on Barry W. Bussey’s dissertation ‘The Legal Revolution Against the Accommodation of Religion’

Read the response here: The Revolution or the Counter-Revolution? In his response, Dr. Bussey writes that 'Prof. ten Napel’s conclusion is somewhat bleaker than my own, in that he believes “this revolution [against religion] has already taken place in America” and is now being met with a “conservative counter-revolution”. He cites Harvard law professor Mark Tushnet,… Continue reading Response by the author to my blogpost on Barry W. Bussey’s dissertation ‘The Legal Revolution Against the Accommodation of Religion’

Democracy, Religion and Politics, Whither Europe?

Opinion Article: ‘Can Christian Democracy Save America from Trump?’

'Religious conservatism doesn’t have to be populist. It has played an important role for democracy and dignity in Europe – and can do so in the US, too.' The article is co-written by Carlo Invernizzi-Accetti, assistant professor of political science at the City College of New York and author of What is Christian Democracy? Politics, Religion… Continue reading Opinion Article: ‘Can Christian Democracy Save America from Trump?’

Comparative Constitutional Law, Democracy, Law and Religion, Religion and Politics, University, Whither Europe?

Participant, Acton University, June 20-23 2017, Grand Rapids, Michigan (II)

Just five of the speakers, making this such a very worthwhile event to attend: - Russell Moore, President of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention - Daniel Mark, Chairman of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) - Carrie Gress, author of the The Marian Option (2017) and… Continue reading Participant, Acton University, June 20-23 2017, Grand Rapids, Michigan (II)

Dutch Politics, Law and Religion, Religion and Politics

Article ‘Princeton Seminary Reforms Its Views on Honoring Tim Keller’

'The most popular Reformed preacher and author in America today is not eligible to receive Princeton Theological Seminary’s annual award in Reformed theology and public witness. The mainline seminary reversed its decision to honor Tim Keller with a prize named for neo-Calvinist theologian Abraham Kuyper following outcry over the Presbyterian Church of America (PCA) pastor’s… Continue reading Article ‘Princeton Seminary Reforms Its Views on Honoring Tim Keller’

Law and Religion

Blogpost on ‘Freedom of associations’

A blogpost by Professor C. Scott Pryor of Regent University School of Law on the above topic generously makes mention of my recent, co-authored article on 'The State, Civil Society and Religious Freedom'. From the blogpost: 'Rights of associations--churches, families, organizations, etc.-- are an increasingly important concept as the depth of legal penetration by modern… Continue reading Blogpost on ‘Freedom of associations’