Mourn and be Angry, but at the Right People

As OSU mourns the four dead in the Oct 26th 2015 homecoming parade crash, we should mourn as well. We should also mourn for the three, maybe four, dead by suicide at OSU. We should mourn for the 1,000 dead every day. We should mourn the fact that the young woman who hit these people... Continue Reading →

An Open Letter to Oklahoma State University Admin (COVID-19 Petition)

Update 11.7.2020, 1:00am As I've already told many of my students, I met with OSU administration a few days ago, and it went very well. I won't go into specific details (it was a private meeting, after all), but the Provost (Dr Gary Sandefur), Chair of Faculty Council (Dr Gina Peek), and VP of Student... Continue Reading →

What can American Churches do to help?

I have been severely disappointed in Christian leadership for many years. The failure of most American Churches to fight for the preservation of beauty and justice, or even to acknowledge and condemn blatantly obvious evils, is disgusting. My feelings of disappointment have given way to a slowly churning nausea. Because this sickness is obvious, in... Continue Reading →

A New Way of Seeing (Pt. 5): Christianity in America

Christianity in American has been co-opted by the rich, powerful and unlearned. Not totally, but enough to form an unnatural and unnecessary barrier between the average American Christian and God. Unnatural and unnecessary in its avoidability even among broken and evil people. This co-opting could only have taken place given a tearing of congregants from... Continue Reading →

A New Way of Seeing (Pt. 4): Aquinas’ Metaethic

This paper, delivered at the 2020 Newberry Library Renaissance Studies Interdisciplinary Conference, explicates one way of working out the theoretical framework underlying the traditional Christian moral paradigm (which states that everything in existence is fundamentally valuable/good). aquinas_metaethic_the_link_between_beingDownload

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