Ethics

Government’s Two-Edged Sword

The Christian challenge is to identify a role for good government to restrain evil alongside other God-given institutions while at the same time establishing robust means to check the evil of government.

An Aquinas Americans Can Reason With

Thomism and liberalism are not hopeless enemies: a review of The Christian Structure of Politics: On the De Regno of Thomas Aquinas

From Hell to Humanity, and American Attitudes Toward War: A Review of Samuel Moyn’s Humane: How the United States Abandoned Peace and Reinvented War
From Hell to Humanity, and American Attitudes Toward War: A Review of Samuel Moyn’s Humane

In “Humane: How the United States Abandoned Peace and Reinvented War,” Samuel Moyn forces readers to ask whether America’s shift toward “humane” war has a dark side.

On Integrity

Integrity involves the consistency of our moral beliefs and our behavior. But the necessary content of those beliefs are not up to us.

Jerry Falwell Jr.
Charity, Common Sense, and the Failure of Falwell’s Imagination

The key to a nations ability to administer authority is an understanding among its individual leaders that theirs is not the ultimate authority. And the key to a nation’s ability to harbor morality is an understanding among its individual leaders that their common sense is not the ultimate source of morality. 

Can Christians Support Gina Haspel as CIA Director? Torture Bonnie Kristian
Can Christians Support Gina Haspel, a “Torturer,” as CIA Director?

Can a Christian support using sleep deprivation against known terrorists to gain valuable intelligence that could save lives?

just war tradition jus ad bellum
On the Proper jus of the Just War Tradition

Why is the just war tradition seemingly so easily abused?

Fox News Debate
In Thursday’s Fox News Debate, Trump Proved He’s Unfit to Serve as Commander in Chief

In the most recent Fox News Debate, Donald Trump proved himself unfit to lead our nation’s military. He demonstrated that he thinks our airmen, soldiers, sailors and Marines will jump when he snaps his fingers to do the abhorrent — murder women and children.

Christian Realism
Christian Realism & U.S. Foreign Policy

Reinhold Niebuhr exposed the assumptions of progressive Christianity and helped create the political theology of “Christian realism”, which sought a more biblical view of how the Christian citizen can live responsibly within a civilization in crisis.