Russell Moore and the Culture Wars

Living in the UK for the last few years has given me a lot of time and space to observe the relationship between the church and politics in the...
June 11, 2015
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    Who’s in charge here?

    Growing up my hometown was, and still is, very conservative. Most everyone identifies as a Christian and a Republican, and to me those two terms were nearly synonymous. I was taught that America was the greatest nation on the planet and that we were in fact a Christian nation,...
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    On the Strange Death of Liberal Britain

    As you can see from the above picture, The Independent ran their post-election cover story with the headlines ‘The strange death of liberal Britain’. The former leader of the Liberal Democrats and former Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg said in his resignation speech, after the dramatic defeat of his...
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    Scottish Independence, Unionism, and Christ-like statehood?

    With the referendum coming up in two days, the issue of Scottish Independence is getting pretty heated in the UK. In light of all this, I’d like to consider here the question: What is the meaning of Scottish Independence? And by ‘meaning’ I don’t just mean any contingent consequences...
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    Wisdom, Complexity, Violence

    Adam Weinstein’s article on gun violence, It’s Really Hard to Be a Good Guy with a Gun, is a worth a close read. The quick summary: Weinstein grew up with guns, has served in the military, and has a concealed carry licence. Private citizens, “good guys,” legally arming themselves was...
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    Let Them Drink Coke (Part 1)

    Yesterday, I ate a doughnut. It’s important for you to know this because of what I’m about to tell you: I am passionate about nutrition. Well, I’m getting there. While my journey toward mindful eating has been a long one, marked by disordered eating, recovery groups, and counseling, it...
  • Death by Natural Causes

    “Such is the natural and inevitable tendency of the best constituted governments. If Sparta and Rome have perished, what state can hope to endure for ever? If we wish to form a durable constitution, let us, then, not dream of making it eternal. In order to succeed we must...
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    The Priority of Democracy?

    The neo-pragmatist philosopher Richard Rorty argues for a “priority of democracy” to philosophy and religion, that democracy should not and does not require a philosophical or theological anthropology as a preface to politics. To quote Rorty: we heirs of the Enlightenment think of enemies of liberal democracy like Nietzsche or...
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    Same sex marriage: the argument from inevitability

    Alex Lundry, Mitt Romney’s data analyst, recently reported that over 60% of evangelical youth support the legalization of same sex marriage (SSM). This number is in stark contrast to the responses of older evangelical Christians to poll on the issue. Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen cited this statistic on NBC’s Meet...
  • Of Adoption Tax Credits and Fiscal Cliffs

    There has been much clamoring surrounding the fiscal cliff of late. Interest groups of every shape and color want to make sure they aren’t the ones to feel the blunt force of spending cuts or tax increases. One interest group has caught my eye amidst the commotion. This is...
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