Robert Parham from EthicsDaily.com has a proposal for healthcare reform: Get it Passed! Filled with rhetorically charged missives which casts healthcare opponents as bourgeoisie and “individualistic,” Parham, who myopically makes no mention of abortion mandates, reduces the argument between the have’s and the have-not’s. Parham’s article is an exercise in political simplicity (and I do not mean that as a compliment) and ignores the vast complexities involved in this debate. Rhetoric.

David T. Koyzis, political philosopher extraordinaire, while not specifically addressing the healthcare issue, proposes that Neo-Calvinism and its prospects offers a much more satisfying option than oscillating between black and white categories of individualism and collectivism. Substance.

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Posted by Andrew Walker

Andrew T. Walker is an Associate Professor of Christian Ethics at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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  1. I know I like to toot the horn of my own neighbors/friends/mentors doing Christian Community Development a lot… but here you go: http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/5/18/urban-green-hoophousesreplacerowhousesinbaltimoreassandtown.html (quote that didn’t make it into the article from last week’s neighborhood festival wherein they sold greens: “Ain’t no HoHos here!”)

    …which is to say that unless farm-to-table is owned (figuratively & literally) by the people who would benefit most from the jobs it provides and the local food it produces, it’s going to be a minority movement for the people who can afford it.

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