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New Essay on Cruising and the Common

I am so pleased that my essay, “The Art of the Consummate Cruise and the Essential Risk of the Common” has now been published (in two parts) by… 224 more words

Continental Philosophy

C.S. Lewis on Politics and Social Engagement

Throughout Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis makes a handful of comments on Christians and social engagement, with particular reference to political matters at times. In this post, I’d like to draw attention to a few of these. 891 more words


If You Care About the Poor, Don't Support Big Minimum Wage Hikes

In my last post, I talked about how Christians (and all people, really) should avoid the narrow confines of the private charity/government welfare debate when thinking about how best to help the poor. 1,431 more words

Social Ethics

If We Care About the Poor, We Should Also Care About Economics

When considering right and wrong, we cannot simply think about our intentions, nor can we only think about consequences. Our intentions may be good and pure, but if the consequences are overwhelmingly negative (and if we  1,089 more words

Social Ethics

Don't Pray for Me

Usually in these columns, I build up to some conclusion, but this time I’m starting at the end. Prayer is what you want it to be. 1,301 more words



Throughout my childhood growing up in Utica, NY, I was very close with my paternal grandmother and we spent a tremendous amount of time together. One of our regular afternoon rituals was to go to any one of her three preferred grocery stores: Grand Union, A&P and Chanatry’s. 856 more words

Social Ethics

Should a Christian Carry a Concealed Firearm?

In the wake of the recent San Bernadino shooting, Jerry Falwell, Jr., president of Liberty University (the largest Christian university in the nation) encouraged his students to obtain concealed carry licenses and arm themselves so as to “teach those Muslims a lesson” if they ever came on Liberty’s campus. 6,879 more words

Social Ethics