“The human mind is generally far more eager to praise or dispraise than it is to describe and define."C.S. Lewis I have never been one to seek unnecessary controversy, and thus far on my blog I have not waded into the waters of the 'hot button' issues here in the United States. I attempted to… Continue reading Overturning Roe: An End or a Beginning?
Truth-telling is related to our understanding of the common realm of human existence, our ability to appear in the world and share our experiences with one another. The modern age has taught us that rational truth is produced by the human mind; that we should be skeptical, cynical, and suspicious, and not trust our senses… Continue reading From Moral Loneliness to Moral Companionship: Community of Truth
The topic of Christian community is one that as been on my mind for many years now. In the years after college as I was searching out my faith, I remember reading a C. S. Lewis passage in which the simple words "Our Lord" struck me with a new force. At that time I was… Continue reading From Moral Loneliness to Moral Companionship: Forging Deep Community
In my last post I connected hyper-individualism and the church's failure to provide meaningful, deep community to the rise of political tribalism. One of the consequences of a highly individualistic society is loneliness, which as been described as an epidemic in the United States. This feeling of social isolation is one of the key drivers in… Continue reading From Moral Loneliness to Moral Companionship: Loneliness Epidemic
It is often the expectation when discussing Christian involvement in politics, the focus will be on the merits of particular issues such as abortion, gender identity, religious freedom, environmental responsibility, or social justice. But what I have found in both personal conversations and and observing the social landscape is that those types of conversations often… Continue reading From Moral Loneliness to Moral Companionship: A Broken Society
I can remember as a child the uncertain feeling I had as I would come across phrases such as the 'kingdom of God' or the 'kingdom of heaven' as I would read the Gospels. What exactly did they mean? I confess that while I felt there was some spiritual truth encompassed in those phrases, I… Continue reading The Invisible Kingdom of the Heart
It was during my high school years that I first began to seriously think through both my faith and my political convictions. While I accepted a distinction between the two, it seemed clear that they were interconnected. Any discussion of law or policy has some sort of morality or virtue behind it: the morality behind… Continue reading Seeing Politics Through the Lens of Faith