Christopher Hale, The Tennessean

Christopher Hale

The Tennessean

Tennessee, United States

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Past articles by Christopher:

Joe Biden's character and courage will lead him to win the presidency

After traveling to the primary states, it’s increasingly clear to me that Joe Biden has the character, intellect, temperament, and experience to win. → Read More

Lamar Alexander stands for truth and decency, which is why he matters in Trump impeachment trial

While Marsha Blackburn makes a mockery of herself, Lamar Alexander shows he is serious about holding a fair and impartial trial for Donald Trump. → Read More

Tennessee Republican leaders fail to live up to their own stated moral values

These men quote the Bible, but have they ever cracked it open and read it? → Read More

What a road trip taught me about reviving Tennessee Democrats

In all parts of Tennessee, conversations revealed to me a path forward for the state Democratic Party. → Read More

How can the Gospel help prepare Catholic politicians running for office?

For decades, the U.S. church has gifted its public servants with the social teachings and magisterium of the church. → Read More

Why young people should get behind Phil Bredesen

In his 16 years of leadership, Phil Bredesen has worked across the aisle to bring jobs and prosperity. → Read More

Why Taylor Swift's Political Endorsements Could Be So Powerful in Tennessee

Taylor Swift endorsed Senate candidate Phil Bredesen, a Democrat. As a Tennessee politician, here's why she has so much power in the state → Read More

How to make Good Friday great again

Focusing on the joy of Easter and ignoring the pain of the cross robs the faith of its fullness. → Read More

True love is beautiful but hard. Ash Wednesday makes this Valentine’s Day accurate.

Jewels and roses do not offer a realistic picture of romance. → Read More

Pope Francis’s Failure to Address Abuse Allegations Jeopardizes His Papacy

Pope Francis received an eight-page letter from a Chilean man in 2015 that detailed how a priest sexually abused him. → Read More

I'm a White Christian Man and I'm Acknowledging My Privilege for Lent

'There’s nothing better than to abstain from the sexism that colors my life' → Read More

Why Heaven Can Have a Gate But the U.S. Shouldn't Have a Wall

Answering a question posed at the Conservative Political Action Conference → Read More

Pope Francis is waging a war on Christmas. Christians should join him.

Donald Trump's version of Christmas has nothing to do with Christ. → Read More

Progressives aren’t a threat to American Catholicism. Donald Trump is.

Here's why the billionaire playboy wants you to doubt progressive Catholics' motives. → Read More

Pope Francis Creates Commission on Female Deacons

The Vatican is exploring options for more female leadership in the Church. It's about time. → Read More

Pope Francis Slams Donald Trump’s Notions of ‘Radical Islam’

Speaking aboard Shepherd One, Pope Francis said: “I think it is not right to identify Islam with violence." → Read More

What Tim Kaine, Donald Trump and Pope Francis Have In Common

Hillary Clinton's VP pick is Catholic—and supports abortion rights → Read More

The Real Trump Scandal Isn’t Plagiarism. It’s Racism.

The scandal over Melania Trump plagiarizing Michelle Obama in her speech to the Republican National Convention Monday is about racism. → Read More

Joe Biden and John Boehner: Our Faith Inspires Political Compromise

“I don’t like John Boehner; I love him,” Biden said → Read More

Rumors of God’s Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

TIME The April 8, 1966 cover of TIME Christopher Hale is executive director at Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good and the co-founder of Millennial. God isn’t the problem—we are Is God Dead? With these words 50 years ago, TIME published one of its most famous and controversial covers. The question was placed in distinctive red text against a simple black background. At the time, it was the… → Read More