Why the Adjective?

What does “social justice” mean? How is it different from justice? And if “social justice” is different than justice, which is the greater goal? If “social justice” is the greater goal, does this make justice less than just? These are some of the questions that have rolled through my mind for a while now that... Continue Reading →

When Everything Else is Closed…

A lot of school districts are making the decision to return to online education, at least for part of the fall 2020 semester. I have heard from some who work in the tech industry in Silicon Valley that they expect to work from home until well into 2021. A lot of businesses that make use... Continue Reading →

The Manipulation of Protests

One of the most significant philosophical texts in the 20th century is, After Virtue by Alasdair MacIntyre. Though a wide-ranging work of moral philosophy, it takes as its starting point the state of moral conversation in our culture today. MacIntyre imagines a world in which people use moral terms without any longer knowing what the... Continue Reading →

Abdicating Leadership Roles

As we approach the time of the year when schools normally reopen, some teachers and teachers’ unions are making their views abundantly clear. Some are staging body bags in front of their district buildings while others are signing their wills and leaving them on the steps of city hall. Not only is this melodramatic, rivaling... Continue Reading →

2020 and Church Survivability

From the very beginning of the Coronavirus-related lockdowns, church leaders have been wondering about the survivability of many of America’s churches. Not having services on a weekly basis can be a serious blow to not only income, but to peoples’ interaction with and dedication to their local church family. Many churches survive on a week-to-week... Continue Reading →

On Liberty

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed…”Declaration of... Continue Reading →

New Frontiers in Christian Apologetics

Christian apologetics is this strange field of work that is always answering two questions: what are the eternal truths worth defending? and, what is going on in culture right now that needs to be answered? The Christian apologist always has one foot in the eternal and one foot in the moment. When this is done... Continue Reading →

Communism and Empty Souls

There is a seeming contradiction in our culture between some of the highest living standards the world has ever seen (including the poor) and the relatively high level of dissatisfaction with the economic system that got us here: Capitalism. I think there is much to ponder here. Doubtless a lot of young people have simply... Continue Reading →

Leave the Baby. Take the Bathwater.

Is it true that black lives matter? Of course, it is. Is it true that all black lives matter? Yes. Is it also true that the lives of anyone experiencing oppression and injustice matter – that we need to take their stories and lives seriously? It is. Does this mean I should support the organization,... Continue Reading →

Prophets or Mirrors

“The wind shall shepherd your shepherds…” Jeremiah 22:22 Jeremiah’s calling was not easy. Babylon was knocking on the door and God’s people were astray. God sent Jeremiah to speak his word to his people, pleading with them to return. God promises several times that if they return to him, worship him alone, and do justice... Continue Reading →

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