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 →

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

Charity, Straw-men and Race

I only came to accept that I was racist after being prompted by a disturbing thought: I had no compelling reason, other than social pressure, to consider other races as intellectually equal. Perhaps there really were racial differences! This slave-era thought horrified me when I located it within. It could quickly be used to justify... Continue Reading →

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