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Faith & Economics: Toward a Kuyperian Political Economy

This week, my article on Abraham Kuyper and the relationship between ethics and economics was published in Faith & Economics. The abstract is below. The issue also includes two other articles and two response articles. 169 more words


Sustaining the Okanagan 13: Public Hardwood Lumber Woodlots

Plant a maple tree. Plant it beside a road.

Roads collect water. Roads shed water. Ditches, which line roads, collect water. Or maybe they’re just barren spaces, and just for show and meeting government regulations, but great for gophers, yes. 281 more words


Democracy and Social Ethics

“We have learned to say that the good must be extended to all society before it can be held secure by any one person or any one class; but we have not yet learned to add to that statement, that unless all men an all classes contribute to a good, we cannot even be sure that it is worth having.”

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Churches as models of real love and forgiveness

I am feeling quite subdued and flat today after last night’s shooting of police officers and civilians at the Black Lives Matter march next door in Dallas, a feeling enhanced by having been involved in a lengthy conversation on racism and racist charges on Facebook with friends just before the assault happened. 564 more words


Better than dispelling the 'Christian America' myth

You’re right. It’s a myth that America was founded as a Christian nation, in the sense we think of Christian faith today. But it *was* founded on principles utterly dependent on a Judeo-Christian worldview. 114 more words

Social Ethics

Doing Right for Bad Reasons

I have taken this short text out of my old archives.  Signs of the Times,  Australian lifestyle magazine published it late 1998. The reason I find this article still relevant today is that even today, number of years later, there are many who, driven by various dishonest reasons, are still digging into the Bill Clinton – Lewinski case is if it happened only yesterday. 455 more words


Adventures at the Zoo - Rethink Your Parenting Skills

So I’m going to say this and keep it as short and sweet as I can because this is just outrages.

When I was a little girl, my parents took me to the Bronx Zoo, as a matter of fact they took me the zoo quite often. 431 more words