Wisdom, Complexity, Violence Jun12

Wisdom, Complexity, ...

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...

Let Them Drink Coke (Part 1) Nov14

Let Them Drink Coke ...

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 Oct08

Death by Natural Cau...

“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 not attempt the...

The Priority of Democracy? Sep17

The Priority of Demo...

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...

Same sex marriage: the argument from inevitability Mar27

Same sex marriage: t...

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...

Of Adoption Tax Credits and Fiscal Cliffs Jan02

Of Adoption Tax Cred...

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 the adoptive...

Obama  Wins:  Now  What?  (Guest Post) Nov20

Obama Wins: Now W...

On November 6th, Barack Obama was reelected faster than Thai food was delivered to my election night party. Though it is still obvious that our country is split down the middle, the election easily went to the Democratic Party. The people have spoken, and I think it’s time for Americans to...

A Mormon President? Nov06

A Mormon President?

Today is the infamous US election day. The current polls seem to point to Obama winning the electoral college vote by 50–100 points. But what if these aren’t entirely accurate and Mitt Romney pulls away? What if America has the first Mormon president in its history? If the...

I’m (Obviously Not Really But Yeah Mostly) Democrat Nov05

I’m (Obviously Not R...

In light of Bryan Magaña’s recent confessions, I begged The Two Cities to let me confess my own “struggles”. Yes, it’s true, I sometimes vote for Democrats. I confess, I did donate money to Obama’s campaign at the chance of winning a trip to meet the Commander-in-Chief and Beyoncé....

Abortion, Obama, and Biblical Convictions Aug30

Abortion, Obama, and...

Biola’s President, Dr. Barry Corey, on the university’s decision. Last week, two new Christian Universities, Grace College and Seminary (Indiana) and Biola University (the first California school to join the discussion) joined an existing lawsuit against the Obama...

How Should Christians Vote? 1 of 10: Care for the Poor Aug23

How Should Christian...

Since this is an election year, I thought it be would pertinent to address issues that are of concern when deliberating which candidates for whom to vote.  In the next ten weeks I hope to take a biblical look at issues such as religious and political freedom, stewardship of earthly resources,...