Month: February 2018

The Parting of Ways Amongst Younger Christians

Several years ago I heard Ross Douthat say that he thought, given the 20-30 years of good will that had been built up between Protestants and Catholics, it may soon be time for some frank discussions of our differences and...

/ February 20, 2018

Book Review: The Life of Roman Republicanism by Joy Connolly

By Coyle Neal In some ways, Dr. Joy Connolly’s introduction to the formal study of Rome mirrors my own. “I began to study the republican tradition in earnest in 2001, at a time when the promise of rescue it offered—by...

/ February 19, 2018
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Book Review: Life’s Work: A Moral Argument for Choice by Willie Parker

By Brewer Eberly Is there a topic at the intersection of Christianity and medicine today more fraught than abortion? Opinions divide in the public square just as they do in the pew, at the bedside, and in the bedroom. Abortion...

/ February 16, 2018

Marco Rubio’s Paid Leave Plan Isn’t Perfect. That’s OK.

By Josiah Alexakos Last year Yahoo! News told the story of Jasmine Dixon, a part-time hourly employee at Wal-mart who was forced to return to work only two weeks after a medically complex birth that ended with her son spending...

/ February 15, 2018

Announcing: The Household Worship Project

The right wing sociologist Charles Murray says we’re coming apart. His left wing counterpart, Robert Putnam, has spoken of a loss of social capital. And now as rural America and, increasingly, American cities are carried away by drug addiction, our...

/ February 14, 2018

7 Things You Should Know About the Evangelical Deep State

By Susannah Black, Matt Loftus, and Jake Meador 2017 was the year of the deep state, a year when the inner workings of the American system were exposed to the world and we realized that what we thought was a...

/ February 13, 2018

Christendom in 1200 Words (Give or Take)

The first foundation of Christendom is that reality is grounded in God. Even if one locates the foundation of political order specifically in natural law, this law reveals the God who created nature and mankind in the first place. Second,...

/ February 12, 2018

The Factitude of Creeks

My daughter and I went on a hike today. I told her to put on her shoes, and she toddled over to her moccasins. I said we were going to the forest. She picked up her basket and carefully placed...

/ February 9, 2018
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Conscientious Producerism

In an earlier post on this site, I wrote that Christians must “consider how their productive activities—who they sell their labor to or where they invest their capital—can grow out of their convictions.” Yet the suggestion that some occupations are...

/ February 8, 2018

Moral Formation and Sexual Abuse, Part II: Learning to love what is good by loving one another

Part 1 If human beings were perfectly rational masters of their appetite by default, “Just don’t abuse women!” would be a sufficient response to the crisis of sexual abuse (along with “Punish the abusers!”). One sees a very strong Pelagian...

/ February 7, 2018