Roundtable Question

  • God and American Politics

    I just returned from the Pell Center round-table with Professor Dan Cowdin on the role of God in American politics.  It was a lively conversation that affirmed just how intimately intertwined are issues of faith, identity, and public values. As the conversation ensued, we made reference to several texts from American history.  I’ve linked to each below. President John F. Kennedy’s Address to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association (1960) Rev. … Read More

  • Roundtable Question: What Role for God in American Politics?

    The Pell Center’s next roundtable lunch and conversation will be: The Time: Wednesday, April 18, at 12:00 PM. The Place: Wakehurst 003–Basement The issue: God and American politics. Featuring: Dr. Dan Cowdin, Associate Professor Religious and Theological Studies and Dr. Jim Ludes, Executive Director of the Pell Center. “Pay Caesar what belongs to Caesar — and God what belongs to God.” — Jesus Christ in Mark (12:17) “I certainly believe … Read More

  • Roundtable: What does American “strength” mean in the 21st century?

    The Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy presents its second roundtable for the spring 2012 semester. This roundtable will focus on the question posed by Washington Post columnist David Ignatius: What does American “strength” mean in the 21st century?  Is it a recovery of the kind of power and prerogative the United States had, say, in the Ronald Reagan years?  Or is it something more aligned with changes … Read More