Morality and Politics in America

John Adams said a long time ago, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” And the conservative Edmund Burke said, “What is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possible evils; for it is folly, vice, […]

A few helpful resources before you vote…

Here are some resources and quotes I’ve found helpful in thinking about this years election… I highly suggest that you check out Jonathan Leeman’s article: “What Makes a Vote Moral or Immoral? The Ethics of Voting.” And I found Justin Taylor’s article “The Case Against Pro-Lifers Voting for Joe Biden” helpful too. Taylor quotes John […]

Rule #8: Respect and don’t steal other’s property.

“You shall not steal” (Ex. 20:15). We might be tempted to think that stealing isn’t relevant to us. We know it’s wrong and we don’t do it but that just might not be the case. I was convicted of stealing when I was in college… I was stealing and I went to a Christian college. […]

Societal Analysis

It’s very interesting and perplexing to me that as a society we want and we are begging for and demanding what is good. We are acknowledging that things are very wrong in society. That seems to be the case no matter where you are politically, whatever side you find yourself on. We acknowledge there’s a […]

Justice and the Just One

I was considering the word and concept of justice today so I looked up the definition of “justice.” The search returned a few definitions that stuck to me: “moral rightness,” “the quality of being just,” and “moral principle determining just conduct.” To understand or seek justice then, we need to have an idea of what […]

Why do Black Lives & LGBTQ+ Lives Matter?

Why do black lives and LGBTQ+ lives matter? This is an important question because some people have views that don’t support the idea of lives mattering. For example, Charles Darwin, the most famous proponent of evolution titled his book, On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favored Races […]

Better News Than Politics

How does the good news of Jesus speak to politics? First, I think it’s important that we see and agree that the good news that Jesus brings is better news than politics has ever or could ever bring. Let’s look at a simple outline of some forms of government that God’s people have been under […]

The Coronavirus and the Christian

How should Christians think about and respond to the coronavirus? Here are some initial thoughts… Plague and the Problem of Evil Christians see the world in a way that makes sense of the world. We have an understanding of why plagues and the problem of evil exist. That leads us to acknowledge something else that’s […]

Moral Order

The world has a moral order. Many are unwilling to concede that truth, however. But the world functions as if that is the case. Let’s take my kid’s classroom as an example. In my kid’s classroom there is a telos, or goal for which the students gather. There are also specific means that are employed […]

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