Christian Ethics

The Fourteen Posts of Christmas: 2021–22 Edition - Yule Blog
The Fourteen Posts of Christmas: 2021–22 Edition

My generation and the generation before us inherited an enormous wealth of spiritual capital from a society shaped by hundreds of years of deep religious faith and engagement. Our environment was shaped by that wealth in ways that many of us did not understand; we took it for granted.

Foreign Policy ProvCast, Ep. 72 | It’s a Wonderful Life 75 Years Later
Foreign Policy ProvCast, Ep. 72 | It’s a Wonderful Life 75 Years Later

In this special Dark Ops episode of the podcast, Mark Melton and Marc LiVecche discuss the 1946 movie It’s a Wonderful Life and the short story that inspired it, “The Greatest Gift” by Philip Van Doren Stern. The film premiered in New York City 75 years ago on December 20, 1946.

Niebuhr on Anti-Americanism and Moral Leadership
Niebuhr on Anti-Americanism and Moral Leadership

“We have,” said an exuberant campaign orator in the recent campaign, “the moral leadership of the world. The whole world trusts in our devotion to freedom and expects us to save mankind from totalitarianism.” That is how we see ourselves, at least in our more complacent moods. The world does not see us as we see ourselves.

Nuclear Weapons and Ethics
Nuclear Weapons and Ethics

Matthew Kroenig talked about the ethics of nuclear weapons during our annual Christianity and National Security Conference.

Why the Fruit of the Tree Is Rotten
Why the Fruit of the Tree Is Rotten

The Tree of Liberty, like every other tree, is judged by its fruits. The fruits of the tree are the citizens of the Republic, and the moral health of the Republic is known by the character of its citizens.

Marksism – No. 70: Alasdair MacIntyre, North Korea, Afghanistan
Marksism – No. 70: Alasdair MacIntyre, North Korea, Afghanistan

In this episode, the editors discuss articles about Alasdair MacIntyre’s recent talk about human dignity, whether according to international law Afghanistan was a US ally before the Taliban takeover, and on the possibility of an end-of-war declaration with North Korea.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Lessons for Today
Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Lessons for Today

Col. Tim Mallard, chaplain in the US Army, spoke about Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s theology and lessons for today at the Christianity and National Security Conference.

True North, Ep. 17: Just War and Jus ad Bellum — Last Resort and Declaration
True North, Ep. 17: Just War and Jus ad Bellum — Last Resort and Declaration

In this episode of True North, Marc LiVecche and Daniel Strand continue their conversation about the just war tradition and prudential considerations. In the previous episode, they covered proportionality of ends and probability of success—viewers can see that video and transcript here. Now they take on last resort and declaration of war.

C.S. Lewis and Veterans Day: Honoring the Protectors
C.S. Lewis and Veterans Day: Honoring the Protectors

How should we think about veterans and military service more generally? C.S. Lewis, a World War I veteran who was wounded in combat, provides some answers.

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