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Coffee With Stanley Hauerwas

Coffee with Stanley Hauerwas, it’s not something I ever expected to check off my bucket list, but there I was, and there he sat next to me discussing peace, nonviolence and radical discipleship. 1,671 more words


On Religious Community Self-Definition

A healthy society hinges upon the freedom of communities to have and to express their take on the most contested dimensions of human identity and morality.

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More on Force Protection and Moral Injury

Mark LiVecche has published an expanded discussion of the relationship of force protection decisions to moral injury: Kevlar for the Soul: The Morality of Foce Protection 521 more words

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The Good of Political Office

The Center for Public Justice recently published David Koyzis’ article, “Ethics for Caesar? The Good of Political Office.” Koyzis concludes,

Especially in a democracy, where citizens share in the task of governance, there is a profound sense in which all of us share the office of “Caesar,” called to seek public justice in a way for which political authority is uniquely equipped.

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POTUS Statement on Persecuted Christians 

President Obama today issued the following statement of solidarity with the persecuted Christians suffering under ISIL.

During this season of Advent, Christians in the United States and around the world are preparing to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. 194 more words

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Think Before Using the Term "Rights"

I’m bothered when I hear Americans say “that’s my right to do . . . ”  or, “I know my rights.”  We hear this all the time in the media.   555 more words

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On Hating Thanksgiving

If you are going to hate Thanksgiving, you should probably do so for the right reason.

The American Thanksgiving holiday is not primarily a yearly reenactment of a meal that took place in Plymouth some 394 years ago. 562 more words

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