Category : Moral Theology

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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Written on Mar, 01, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

Eliot makes important points about the relation of private life, public life, and the spirit of market liberalism that are as powerful today as they were when she wrote them almost 150 years ago.

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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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