Category: Current Politics


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

In Defense of Josh Hawley

There are times when conservative Christians lamenting unfair media coverage can get tiresome. If you’re like me, you can sometimes find yourself thinking that it’s overblown. But then something like what has happened to Missouri senate candidate Josh Hawley happens...

/ February 6, 2018

If Anything Is Pro-Life, Nothing Is

“This is a pro-life issue.” By now you have probably heard this sentiment expressed about any number of issues that are not immediately related to abortion. Food stamps, taxes, healthcare—even immigration!—are designated as “pro-life” causes because they may in some...

/ January 4, 2018

A Consequentialist Theory of Voting

By Stephen Wolfe The Trump and Moore political campaigns raise an important question for Christians: does one endorse the moral life of the candidate he votes for? Surprisingly, there seems to be consensus on this, regardless of one’s willingness to...

/ December 14, 2017

The Principled Pro-Life Vote

One brief note on last night’s result in Alabama: In last year’s senate race won by Richard Shelby, there were 3,631 write-in votes. At time of writing with 98% reporting, there are 22,019 write-in votes in the run-off election.

/ December 13, 2017

Five Theses on Voting and the Alabama Senate Election

It’s election day in Alabama. If recent electoral trends are a reliable metric, today’s election is probably a preview of what we can expect to see more and more often in the years to come: a wildly unqualified Republican candidate...

/ December 12, 2017

The Offense of the Gospel and the Offense of Roy Moore

By Douglas Webster Christians in the state of Alabama are experiencing a painful identity crisis. Roy Moore impresses many around the country as an ideological warrior for a brand of conservative Christianity that has little to do with Jesus Christ...

/ December 7, 2017

The Rot on the Right: Answering McAllister on Roy Moore

Earlier this week D. C. McAllister ran a piece at The Federalist that is attempting to defend Alabama senate candidate and alleged pedophile Roy Moore without actually saying “hey guys, I’m defending Roy Moore.”

/ November 29, 2017

On the City and the Gods: A Lost Chapter of Aristotle

By Greg Forster Having considered Socrates’ proposals in the Republic for the community of women and property, and his somewhat modified proposals in the Laws, we now consider his fanciful proposal in the less well-known dialogue Glaucon for a city...

/ November 15, 2017