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Neoliberalism's Demons: A Lecture Transcript

This lecture represents a development of a project that I have been working on for many years – a reinterpretation of the devil from the perspective of political theology. 6,644 more words

Blog Posts

The New Jim Crow (Alexander)

Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in an Age of Colorblindness

New York: The New Press, 2012

I consider it a rule that when a controversial belief persists in the minds of a large and diverse enough population, that its controversial status is due to either (or both) 1) it’s not being sufficiently understood; and 2) the challenge it poses to the system that produced it. 783 more words

Social Justice

Voting Your Conscience?: That May Not Mean What You Think It Does

This presidential election cycle has elicited a variety of reactions to the major party candidates. One of the more frequently heard refrains is, “I have to vote my conscience,” generally implying some protest vote against one or both of the frontrunners. 1,529 more words

Theology And Culture

Tony Abbott and the 'Desire to Sacrifice'

Tony Abbott’s Address to Australia’s Regional Summit to Counter Violent ExtremismJune 11, 2015.

In the end, though, the only really effective defence against terrorism is persuading people that it’s pointless.

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Day 57

The Politics of Our Faith:

William Lynch, S.J. can be called the American Catholic existential theologian of the 20th century because no one more than he understood the “moving structure and rhythm” of both history and faith, the irony of faith held together in the person, and the consequences of faith on the creation of our political world. 1,431 more words

2016 Presidential Election

Conference: Love & Humility in Politics

Biola University’s Center for Christian Thought is hosting a conference on love and humility in politics on September 16th to 17th. Details for registration can be found here.


Day 63

Moral Discernment and the 2016 Presidential Election: 

These 63 days before the 2016 presidential election cry out for theological reflection and moral discernment.

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016, we will elect either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump as our next president. 746 more words

2016 Presidential Election