Category : Moral Theology

Written on Feb, 28, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

While some might disagree about the prudence of the proposed regulations (primarily, will they accomplish what they are enacted to do), we can’t fault Dick’s Sporting Goods for their willingness to shape corporate policy in line with their moral vision for the common good. In refusing to sell certain kinds of firearms, they are willing to accept the financial costs for doing what they see as the morally right thing to do.

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Written on Feb, 23, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

“Poverty porn” awards poke fun at charity stereotypes Martin Morse Wooster, Philanthropy Daily The hopeless people in these ads aren’t people; they’re objects of our pity, who can never change or improve their station in life: “Poverty porn” awards poke fun at charity stereotypes | Philanthropy Daily

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  Didn’t realize this moment was being filmed yesterday but I’m so happy that it was. My childhood self would never have dreamed of seeing a gay kiss on TV at the Olympics but for the first time ever a kid watching at home CAN! Love is love is love. Gus Kenworthy To say, as Olympic skier Gus Kenworthy does, …

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Written on Feb, 15, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

In his recent review of The Once and Future Liberal for The Gospel Coalition, [author and former Obama White House staffer, Michael] Wear (sort of) critiques identity politics, lamenting the fact that “identity politics empowers people to speak for others without their consent.” Yet in the same article he suggests, “We ought to see our fates as inextricably linked with …

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Written on Feb, 13, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

Sometimes in our zeal to defend the poor and oppressed and to include those on the margins of society, we overlook the importance of property right and economic liberty. We don’t help the poor by curtailing the rights of the middle class or wealthy.

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

In a recent forum for Democrats running for Wisconsin governor, the current Wisconsin superintendent of public instruction Tony Evers offered this solution to providing health care for those in urban areas; mandatory physician residencies.

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

Recently, I posted an essay on Acton’s Transatlantic Blog reflecting on the economic implications of the Orthodox theologian David Bentley Hart’s recent translation of the New Testament. After reading my essay (David Bentley Hart’s Gospel of Cass Division), a friend of mine shared observation from his seminary New Testament professor that I think helps set the context for Jesus’ comments about wealth.

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

Jonah Goldberg asks “Why have movie stars and other celebrities become an aristocracy of secular demigods?” He goes on to say that It seems to me an objective fact that virtually any other group of professionals plucked at random from the Statistical Abstract of the United States — nuclear engineers, plumbers, grocers, etc. — are more likely to model decent …

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Written on Dec, 13, 2017 by in | Leave a comment

..when we enter a voting booth we aren’t choosing a pastor. To argue based on this that character doesn’t matter or that policy matters more, is simply wrongheaded. We must elect morally good men and women to hold political office. If we don’t, then even good and just laws will prove to be insufficient. When we entrust good laws to the care of bad leaders show we are worse than slaves; we are fools.

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Written on Dec, 04, 2017 by in | Leave a comment

(Cafe Hayek) Tariffs proved wonderfully attractive to those who benefitted from them. Farmers who grew wool were protected against the harsh wind of foreign competition. So were planters who grew cotton. Both thereby increased their profits. Capitalists and workers in the iron industry, as in pottery, coal, vinegar, candy, and paper production, enjoyed tariff rates that ran to 50 and …

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