Scholarly Work

Scholarly Work

Published academic papers by Leah Farish

Carrying Ourselves Back – How a religious document contributed to religious freedom

Carrying ourselves back–How a religious document contributed to religious freedom, International Journal of Religious Freedom, 2018, Vol 11:1 pp. 31-44 The deepest source of religious rights in the United States…

How Do You Survive Your Life with Christ? Moroccan Christians Speak.

Originally published in Religious Freedom Institute, 2016. For the approximately 8,000 Christians living in Muslim-majority Morocco, restrictions on religious freedom are not as severe as in many other Muslim cultures,…

The Roots Of Liberty And The Westminster Catechism

The Roots Of Liberty And The Westminster Catechism With Leah Farish – What are the roots of liberty in America? How did the Reformation come to America? What is the Westminster…

The Thomas Jefferson “Bible”

Smithsonian Magazine describes an 84-page version of the New Testament that Thomas Jefferson finished making in 1820. Calling it The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth, he cobbled it together by…

The Sins of Equals and Racial Justice

“The Sins of Equals and Racial Justice,” Evangelical Review of Theology, Feb. 2022, p. 82-84. Evangelicals believe that Scripture and the great confessions of faith remain relevant to our modern…

Resurrecting Saul Alinsky in North Africa: Rules for the Polisario

Resurrecting Saul Alinsky in North Africa: Rules for the Polisario, Impunity Watch, 2011-12, Vol. 2 Recently, New York Post writer Richard Miniter finished a piece critical of Algeria’s Polisario by…

The First Amendment’s Religion Clauses: the Calvinist document that interprets them both

The First Amendment’s Religion Clauses: the Calvinist document that interprets them both, Journal of Religion and Society, 2010, Vol. 12 This paper suggests that the Westminster Confession of Faith’s provisions…

Is the Benedict Option Really an Option?

Originally published in World Reformed Fellowship, 2017. Orthodox (as in Russian Orthodox) author Rod Dreher’s new book, The Benedict Option, released on March 14, has rightly generated lots of discussion…

Help for Helpers

Originally published at Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs. Healthcare professionals in the United States who have felt qualms about performing procedures that violate their consciences have been…

Racial Rage and Law Enforcement

Originally published in World Reformed Fellowship, 2016. As a civil rights attorney, member of the International Network Promoting the Rule of Law, and professor of police and criminal law, I…

Moroccan Christians: Lost Opportunities.

Originally published in International Journal for Religious Freedom, 2015. Abstract Thirty-two Moroccan Christians were surveyed about their lives in this Muslim kingdom, including their current lifestyle, church involvement, family life…

Clubs Must Meet Certain Standards to Merit Equal Access Protection

Originally published at Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, 2018. The Equal Access Act, which survived constitutional challenge and was applied in the Mergens case, has served as midwife to…

From Confession to Constitution: How the Presbyterians Shaped the First Amendment

From Confession to Constitution: How the Presbyterians Shaped the First Amendment, Puritan Reformed Journal, July 2010, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 319ff. The history of the Presbyterian church in America…

A Commission or a Commandment?

Originally published at Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, published at Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, 2017. The women’s marches on January 21 held in…

Virtually Alone?

Originally published in World Reformed Fellowship, 2017. Occasionally I have the privilege of surveying church congregations to find out how to improve ministry.  In surveying the women of a PCA…

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