An expert on the institutional life of American Christianity, Jacob Lupfer writes about the role of religion in American culture and public life.

In addition to his work as a contributing editor at Religion News Service, Lupfer has written for The Washington Post, The Atlantic, The Daily Beast, and other publications. He regularly consults with faith leaders seeking to connect their religious values to politics and public policy.

Lupfer is pursuing a Ph.D. in political science at Georgetown University. His website is www.jacoblupfer.com. Follow him on Facebook and Twitter.