David French is a New York Times Opinion columnist. Before writing for the Times, he was a senior editor at The Dispatch, which he helped start, and a contributing writer at The Atlantic.
He spent most of his career as a practicing lawyer, working in both commercial and constitutional litigation. In his late 30s, he joined the United States Army Reserve as a judge advocate general. He deployed to Iraq in 2007 and served in Diyala Province, where he was awarded a Bronze Star. During his legal career, he litigated in federal courts from coast to coast and served as a lecturer at Cornell Law School.
David is a former president of the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression. He is also a committed Christian, who grew up Church of Christ in rural Kentucky and Tennessee. David speaks and writes compellingly about the intersection of Christian faith, culture, and politics in a manner that embraces generosity and resists vilification of those with whom one disagrees.
You are invited to listen as David French speaks to the role of faith in a broader, often divided, cultural and political climate. This is an opportunity to invite your friends or coworkers to engage in a generous conversation about faith and culture with the South Main church family.