Category : Moral Theology

Written on Aug, 06, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

Sometimes along with the good we intend, we end up doing harm we don’t intend but nevertheless do.

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Written on Jun, 12, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

In Masterpiece Justice Kennedy wrote: “It hardly requires restating that government has no role in deciding or even suggesting whether the religious ground for” the baker’s “conscience-based objection is legitimate or illegitimate.” Religious minorities should appreciate that Justice Kennedy took the time to restate it nonetheless. Governmental entities have a nasty habit of refusing to protect religious practices that are, …

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Reflecting on the vitriol of contemporary American politics, David French writes that Increasingly, however, we can’t handle “normal” without escalation, and the reason lies outside politics. We live in a time of normal political stakes and abnormal cultural change. We’re running a large-scale, uncontrolled cultural experiment on the minds and hearts of Americans, combining fracturing families, declining religiosity, economic transformation, and …

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Written on Jun, 11, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

…is it really true that sexual orientation or gender identity is absolutely central to a person’s identity while a person’s religion is merely a superficial addon?

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Written on Jun, 07, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

Steven Pittz, an assistant professor of political science at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs who specializes in political theory and international relations, writes at Law and Liberty that …even if we accept the purported goal of recognition (leaving aside the question of whether recognition, as described here, is truly the goal of most identity groups) and if we are conscientious …

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Unfortunately, being a decent human being doesn’t garner media attention. Ironically, what does get this attention is the same kind of narcissism and inflated sense of self-importance that leads to children being ostracized and humiliated by their peers.

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Written on Mar, 14, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

The take away for Christians and others of good will is this. We need to be careful that we don’t presume people agree with us. And, if they disagree with us, we need to be careful that we don’t impute malicious motives for their disagreement.  … Contempt for those who disagree with us is never a winning strategy. 

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Writing in the WSJ the Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross tells us that “Since 1998, countless steel mills and aluminum smelters have closed. More than 75,000 steel jobs alone have disappeared.” While we can argue about the prudence of the Trump administration’s proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, Secretary Ross’s comment is simply illogical. If we can’t count the number …

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Written on Mar, 07, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

Guns for sale are seen inside of Dick’s Sporting Goods store in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, February 28, 2018. (Eduardo Munoz/Reuters) (National Review) The stores stopped selling firearms to people under 21 after the Parkland shooting.A 20-year-old is hitting Dick’s Sporting Goods and Walmart with lawsuits accusing them of discriminating against him based on age. The stores stated they would no longer sell …

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Written on Mar, 06, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

That most of life isn’t under my control, is what makes Christian witness in the Public Square complicated, frequently frustrating, controversial and deficient, but always interesting and challenging.

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