David R. Brockman

David R. Brockman, Ph.D., a religious studies scholar and Christian theologian, is a nonresident scholar in the Religion and Public Policy Program at Rice University's Baker Institute. He also teaches at Brite Divinity School, Southern Methodist University and Texas Christian University. He is the author of Dialectical Democracy through Christian Thought: Individualism, Relationalism, and American Politics.

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Signs at the Texas Freedom Network's Stand Up for Science rally
Education

Critics Fear New Texas Law Giving SBOE Wide Discretion Over Textbooks

Texas lawmakers just gave the State Board of Education more power over textbook content. What could possibly go wrong?

In past legislative sessions, a bill this momentous would have been major news. But in the “worst Legislature ever,” it received almost no press coverage at all — elbowed out by bathrooms, vouchers, “show me your papers” legislation, religious freedom … Read More

Politics

Two North Texas Evangelicals Ask: Who Would Jesus Deport?

While white evangelicals remain the main religious supporters of draconian anti-immigrant measures, two prominent North Texas evangelicals are pushing back.

While white evangelicals remain the main religious supporters of draconian anti-immigrant measures, two prominent North Texas evangelicals are pushing back. Read More

Politics

GOP State Lawmakers Again Take Aim at Wall of Church-State Separation

Anti-Shariah, anti-abortion, pro-Israel proposals run counter to First Amendment

GOP Legislators Take Aim at Church-State Separation Anti-Shariah, anti-abortion, pro-Israel proposals run counter to First Amendment. While many of us have been absorbed in the media spectacle surrounding all things Trump, the religious right in Texas has been busy laying out its … Read More

Human Rights

Can Texas Muslims Trump Islamophobia?

As the president-elect ushers in an era of anti-Muslim rhetoric, Texas Muslims are fighting back.

What we’re seeing in the Muslim community today is just the latest episode in a story as old as our nation and the 13 colonies that preceded it: A religious minority suffers persecution and violence, then uses the democratic process … Read More

Buttons on display at the 2016 Texas Democratic Convention.
Environment

Recap: Chaos and Castros at the 2016 Texas Democratic Convention

The Clinton versus Sanders fight largely lay dormant at the 2016 Texas Democratic Convention — until it really, really didn't.

Though Texas Democratic Party officials had worked hard to paper over the divisions between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton supporters throughout the weekend, the superdelegate debate exposed real animosity between the two factions. Read More

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