The Moral Duty of the Christian to Engage with Social Issues

If someone says to you that social issues are not relevant to the Christian, that as Christians we should tend to "us and ours," or (even more narrowly) our own family, that we should focus on our own sin to the exclusion of the sins of others, or that we should retreat into a private... 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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