Matt Stewart

Matt Stewart
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Matt Stewart is a teacher at The Ambrose School in Meridian, Idaho. He holds a PhD in history from Syracuse University and has published essays and reviews with Boom California, Fides et Historia, and High Country News. His first book, The Most Beautiful Place on Earth: Wallace Stegner in California, 1945-1993, is forthcoming from the University of Utah Press.

Recent Essays

Brass Spittoon: Bradley Birzer on Christian Humanism

Bradley Birzer on Christian humanism, judging the past, memory, and gratitude.

Brass Spittoon: Ken Myers on Three Decades (almost) of Mars Hill Audio

Ken Myers of Mars Hill Audio on place, the evangelical mind, and classical music.

Friday Night in Boise

To all FPR readers living in Idaho: join Front Porch regulars John Murdock, Amanda Patchin, and Matt Stewart for light food and drinks and...

Brass Spittoon: Wall Street vs. Main Street, 2020

Chris Arnade, Jared Woodard, and Sarah Hamersma on Wall Street versus Main Street.

Coming Soon to a Porch in Boise

To all FPR readers living in Idaho: mark your calendars to join Front Porch regulars John Murdock, Amanda Patchin, and Matt Stewart for light...

Brass Spittoon: Conservatism, Inc.

Patrick Deneen, Jeremy Beer, and Jeff Polet respond to J.D. Vance's recent American Mind essay "End the Globalization Gravy Train" and consider the prospects for postliberal conservatism.

Brass Spittoon: Digital Fatigue and Pastoral Care During a Pandemic

Jay Y. Kim reflects on pastoral care during the pandemic in light of his recent book Analog Church: Why We Need Real People, Places, and Things in the Digital Age.

Brass Spittoon: Classical Education

While the siren call of STEM is still music to most ears and classical schools are educating only a small percentage of American students, classical schools have grown steadily. Joshua Gibbs, Adam Roate, and Amanda Patchin discuss their merits.

Call Me Lucifer

Alexa is no doubt low-hanging fruit for the readers of Front Porch Republic. It is a place-contaminating, unlimited tyrant. If you've purchased one, watch out. When the lights start pulsing and your smart speaker starts shrieking, it will be too late. The peloton of drone-wraiths will be only seconds away.

Brass Spittoon: Are Lab-Grown Foods a Good Idea?

Gracy Olmstead, Garth Brown, and Jason Peters on whether Solein can save the planet.

Brass Spittoon: Imagining Hope for 2020

Wilfred M. McClay, Bethany Hebbard, and Jake Meador consider what recent trends—considered at the local, regional, and global scales—give reason for hope in 2020.

Love and Fear, Expertise and Regulation

Much of the American reading public would be as surprised to find that there was once an environmentalist Right as they would be to...