Ray Nothstine is editor at the Civitas Institute. He previously served for over seven years as managing editor of Religion & Liberty, a publication of the Acton Institute, an internationally top-ranked think tank in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

His writings have appeared in The Christian Science Monitor, Detroit News, Charlotte Observer, The Birmingham News and numerous state policy think-tanks. He has extensive experience in radio and lecturing on public policy and cultural issues. He has worked full time in Christian ministry, journalism, and on the staff of former U.S. Congressman Gene Taylor (D-Miss).

Nothstine is a graduate with a Master of Divinity (M.Div) degree from Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. He also holds a B.A. in Political Science from The University of Mississippi in Oxford. He currently lives in Garner with his wife and two sons.