All posts by Andrew Walker

Mark Tooley Interview Part III

AW: As a political conservative, where has evangelicalism failed in your opinion? MT: Obviously, evangelicals were mostly late to the resistance against abortion on demand.  Too many, I think, confused it with birth control, or understood it as a mostly...

/ March 16, 2011

Mark Tooley Interview Part II

AW: Can you describe the way in which your Christian worldview has informed your political worldview? MT: My Christian worldview is that humanity is by nature totally depraved and completely dependent on God’s grace.  Political arrangements that ignore this realty...

/ March 15, 2011

Mere-O Interview: Mark Tooley

Last September, Matthew Anderson and I journeyed to Washington D.C. for the annual Values Voter Summit. While there, we had the privilege of having a late night dinner with Mark Tooley, President of The Institute on Religion and Democracy. The...

/ March 14, 2011

Roger Scruton on Discrimination

Like I said in this week’s post, talk of “rights” is an equivocation and wholly unconvincing when the “right” in question curries moral disapproval by large swaths of the population. In the case below, one man’s rights can often trample the...

/ March 4, 2011

Why I’m Optimistic about Natural Marriage

Building off of Trevin Wax’s excellent post stating the reasons he’s optimistic about being pro-life, I want to follow in like manner and offer the top ten reasons I’m optimistic about the preservation of natural marriage. 10. The Un-doing of Same-Sex...

/ March 3, 2011

Benson on Scriptural Confidence

Christopher Benson—a Mere-O reader and verbal ombudsman—has an excellent post up at his blog where he replies to Jonathan Fitzgerald’s insistence that ambiguity ought to be our reply when asked about making a moral pronouncement about homosexuality. Benson states, Where the...

/ February 28, 2011

The Role of Ideologies in Christian Education

Can Christian higher education be non-ideological? Can Christian higher education divorce itself from raising issues of political implications? In a word: Absolutely not. Recently, I came across an interesting article from a former adjunct teacher at King’s College. King’s College,...

/ January 20, 2011

The Plight of the Education Bubble

My friend Christopher Benson sent me this article the other day and it begs a wide reading. Foreboding as it is, “The Disposable Academic: Why Doing a PhD is Often a Waste of Time” is both clarifying and sobering. I’ll...

/ January 18, 2011

A Moratorium on Sociology

In trying to frame my own understanding of what occurred in Tucson on Saturday, it hit me that in trying to explain the inexplainable, I had become what I detested about mainstream punditry—a profligate member of the commentariat. Though I am not a fan...

/ January 13, 2011

In Praise of “Washed and Waiting”

I’m nearing the end of Wesley Hill’s recent book Washed and Waiting: Reflections on Christian Faithfulness and Homosexuality. In a word, it’s a beautifully written and painfully honest story of one young man’s journey as a Christian who struggles with...

/ January 11, 2011