Category Archives: Ethics

The God of the vulnerable

“What a contrast. We see God, the most potent and self-sufficient Power imaginable, continually expressing profound concern for the least potent and self-sufficient — the orphan in distress.” Continue reading

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Supreme court case

Imagine that Obamacare mandated provision of health insurance for the abortion procedure itself. Would you feel that companies like Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties had a right to refuse to support it? Sound like a stretch? Continue reading

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Mocking the Bible

Seven considerations for those who mock the Bible based on strange Old Testament laws. Continue reading

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Should we avoid political engagement?

Given the growing polarization and divisive tone of politics, I understand why Christians might want to distance themselves from the whole project. It seems that no matter how graciously we engage, we risk being misunderstood as taking sides with a “Radical Right” or a “Radical Left.” Continue reading

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Faith in the Science Department

Many young people attending universities assume that there professors are right when they stretch science into philosophy and suggest that it is an evidenced-based path to a strictly material understanding of the universe. Continue reading

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We serve no sovereign here

We now live in bondage under the final authority of the individual will, whose impulses and decisions are their own moral index. Even our religion betrays our inviolable spirit of autonomy. Continue reading

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Is there a better way to resolve the gay marriage debate?

Is it possible to find a better way to approach the debate over gay marriage?
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