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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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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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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, 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 Oct, 10, 2017 by in | Leave a comment

A video of my PowerPoint presentation on consumerism and asceticism.

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Source: (WSJ) Senator Phil Gramm writes: When is the last time you heard a tax-reform advocate point out that today the top 10% of income earners in America pay a larger share of the overall tax burden than anywhere else in the developed world? The most recent study on the distribution of the tax burden among nations was conducted by …

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