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Matthew Stokes

Matthew Stokes is a writer and college instructor from Birmingham, Alabama. His work has appeared in the Alabama Daily News, the University Bookman, and the Gospel Coalition. Follow him on Twitter: @yellingstopal.

Articles by Matthew Stokes (page 1)

January 18, 2024 5:32 am

Nick Saban Was Right

During his time leading Alabama Crimson Tide, the legendary coach was right on the big questions facing college football.
Matthew Stokes
November 1, 2020 5:30 am

Help the Hillbillies—and Help Them Help Themselves

Pushback against ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ as a snobbish outsider’s view of Appalachia is inaccurate, unfair, and—worst of all—unhelpful.
Matthew Stokes
September 18, 2020 5:01 am

Dress for Success, Even in Distress

COVID is changing everything about us, including how we dress. What does that mean for our state of being?
Matthew Stokes
August 15, 2020 6:02 am

Can the GOP Avoid the Fate of World Championship Wrestling?

The lessons Republicans can learn from a Southern-circuit pro-wrestling outfit dominated by a cult of personality. 
Matthew Stokes
July 27, 2020 5:30 am

The Authenticity Trap

It can be good when athletes use their power to push for causes dear to them. But what happens when…
Matthew Stokes
July 22, 2020 4:00 am

Data, Principles, and Dodges

Responses to police violence and coronavirus betray a weakness in current conservative argumentation.
Matthew Stokes
July 10, 2020 5:30 am

Tammy Duckworth and the Trump Trap

What her clash with Tucker Carlson over statue removal can teach us about our new ‘culture war’ moment.
Matthew Stokes
June 29, 2020 5:30 am

What Evangelicals’ Coziness with Trump Puts at Risk

On Mohler, Metaxas, McEnany, and more.
Matthew Stokes
June 21, 2020 11:43 am

Time with Dad

Sorting through memories on my first Father’s Day without my father.
Matthew Stokes
June 12, 2020 5:30 am

How Nick Saban and Drew Brees Can Lead

The coach, the quarterback, and the protests.
Matthew Stokes