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Why Flags Don't Matter

In recent weeks, the culture wars that have become characteristic of American society have reached new heights. Representative of this, I think, have been the many different flags that have been flown all over the country and more than anywhere else, on Facebook. 708 more words

Ecclesiology

Ongoing Thoughts on Psychedelics and Liberalism

My thinking about psychedelics and psychedelic aesthetics is often clouded and frustrated by the way the subjects appear in consumer-oriented discourse.  Over and over, well-intentioned articles like Michael Pollan’s  1,166 more words

The Priority of Love (Jackson)

Timothy P. Jackson, The Priority of Love: Christian Charity and Social Justice

Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2003.

This book took me a while to finish, perhaps providentially. 1,916 more words

Theology

The Government's Mission is to Serve Christ

The title of this post seems ridiculous – especially in this post-Christian world. But its true.

The Government’s Mission is to Serve Christ.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer, pastor, prophet, martyr, spy – gives the rationale behind this idea: 185 more words

Religion

The White Devil Among Us: White Supremacy and the Church

The terrorist massacre of nine black Christians on June 17 in Charleston, South Carolina, has already received massive treatment online, on air, and in print. Most editorials on the subject seem to fall into two groups: many use the opportunity to call for stricter regulation of firearms, while others emphasize that the real root cause of tragedies like this is not the availability of guns, but the prevalence and non-treatment of mental illness. 2,086 more words

Political Theology

Quotable Laudato Si 'Praised Be'

Click below for the full teaching:

http://m.vatican.va/content/francescomobile/en/encyclicals/documents/papa-francesco_20150524_enciclica-laudato-si.html

  • “The destruction of the human environment is extremely serious, not only because God has entrusted the world to us, men and women, but because human life is itself a gift which must be defended from various forms of debasement.”
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