Presented at the 9th Thomistic Institute, Jacques Maritain Center, University of Notre Dame, 2004
Recent professional journal articles and book chapters
In Patrick Brennan, ed., Civilizing Authority: Society, State, and Church (Lexington Books, 2007)
In Rex Ahdar and Nicholas Aroney, eds., Shari'a in the West (Oxford University Press, 2010)
Communio: International Catholic Review 38:2 (2011)
Nova et Vetera, English Edition, 9:3 (2011)
In Jesse Covington, Bryan T. McGraw, and Micah Watson, eds., Natural Law and Evangelical Political Thought (Lexington Books, 2012)
In Francis J. Beckwith, Robert P. George, and Susan McWilliams, eds., A Second Look at First Things: The Hadley Arkes Festshrift (St. Augustine's Press, 2013)
In Paul R. DeHart and Carson Holloway, eds., Reason, Revelation, and the Civic Order: Political Philosophy and the Claims of Faith (Northern Illinois University Press, 2014, forthcoming)
New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2012-2013: Ethics and Philosophy
First Things articles
First Things 35 (1993)
First Things 44 (1994)
First Things 46 (1994)
First Things 51 (1995)
First Things 61 (1996)
First Things 62 (1996)
First Things 84 (1998)
First Things 91 (1999)
(For symposium on books of the twentieth century.)
First Things 101 (2000)
(With apologies to John Bunyan)
First Things 117 (November, 2001)
First Things 124 (2002)
First Things 127 (2002)
First Things 145 (2004)
(Abridged by 50%. For the complete version, see The Line Through the Heart, Chapter 3.)
First Things 188 (2008)
First Things 241 (March 2014)
First Things 246 (October, 2014)
First Things blog (7 October 2014)
First Things book reviews
Reviews Guenter Lewy, Why America Needs Religion: Secular Modernity and its Discontents.
First Things 72 (1997)
Reviews James Q. Wilson, Moral Judgment: Does the Abuse Excuse Threaten Our Legal System?
First Things 79 (1998)
Reviews Catherine Wallace, For Fidelity: How Intimacy and Commitment Enrich Our Lives.
First Things 87 (1998)
Reviews Christopher Wolfe, ed., Homosexuality in American Public Life.
First Things 95 (1999)
Reviews Stanley Hauerwas, Sanctify Them In the Truth: Holiness Exemplified.
First Things 98 (1999)
Reviews Charles Colson and Nancy Pearcey, How Now Shall We Live?
First Things 100 (2000)
Reviews Jonathan Glover, Humanity: A Moral History of the Twentieth Century.
First Things 114 (2001)
Reviews Russell Hittinger, The First Grace: Rediscovering Natural Law in a Post-Christian World.
First Things 132 (2003)
Reviews Paul J. Griffiths, Lying: An Augustinian Theology of Duplicity.
First Things 146 (2004)
Articles in other magazines
Published under the unfortunate title "Designed for Sex"
Touchstone (June/July, 2005)
Touchstone 16:7 (September, 2003)
World (19 July 2003)
World (29 September 2001)
Reviews eight books on natural law by Rommen, George, Lisska, Novak, Cromartie, Hall, Forte, and Traina.
Weekly Standard 5:14 (20 December 1999)
World (28 August 1999)
World (25 September 1999)
World (31 July 1999)
Reviews Neale Donald Walsch, Conversations with God, Books 1 and 2.
National Review (23 March 1998)
Human Life Review 23:4 (Fall, 1997)
Reviews Bert Keizer, Dancing with Mr. D; Herbert Hendin, M.D., Seduced by Death; Wesley J. Smith, Forced Exit; M. Scott Peck, Denial of the Soul; and George E. Delury, But What If She Wants to Die?
National Review 49:13 (14 July 1997)
Reviews Luke Timothy Johnson, The Real Jesus: The Misguided Quest for the Historical Jesus and the Truth of the Traditional Gospels, and Carol Zaleski, The Life of the World to Come: Near-Death Experience and Christian Hope.
National Review 48:14 (29 July 1996)
Review of M. Scott Peck, M.D., In Search of Stones, and Robert Fulghum, From Beginning to End: The Rituals of Our Lives
National Review 47:13 (10 July 1995)
National Review 47:3 (20 February 1995)