The West cannot really survive as the West without a re-energised belief in Christianity. The idea that we can live off Christianity’s moral capital, its ethics and traditions, without believing in it, appeals naturally to conservatives of a certain age. But you cannot inspire the young with a vision which you happily admit arises from beliefs that are fictional and nothing more than long-standing superstition. Christianity is either true, or it’s not much use at all.
These are very good points, but what does it mean in practice? How do we turn Christianity into a living, vibrant moral code in our lives?
That is what my book is about. Faith and Freedom: The Moral Case for America explains how Christian values appear in our Constitution, how they have shaped policies to limit government - and how we can reform America to bring her back in line with her Christian roots.