Category politics

The Art of Disagreement

Early in our marriage, we had the privilege of living in Oxford, England for a few months while my husband wrapped up his philosophy degree. While there, we found a church quickly and were welcomed warmly; often invited to after-church lunches. On one such occasion, we sat in a student’s tiny apartment finishing up a […]

Abortion: Fallacies and The Refugees

In my first post in this series on abortion I took a stab at the heart of the abortion debate: Personhood . Personhood remains the singular issue on which the abortion debate hinges, as Justice Harry Blackmun said in the Roe v. Wade decision: If this suggestion of personhood is established, the appellant’s case, of course collapses, for […]

The Opportunism of Evil

Another mass murder headline, following many of its kind: a man, sparked by some ideology, despair, or too many memories of horror, settles his own score by inexplicable violence. In its wake there have been cries asking “why?” and before we even begin to answer our own questions a litany of discordant solutions tend to […]

Reflections on the Election

The election is over, finally. I’m not rejoicing. There would have been no outcome this election that I would be celebrating. As it stands I am grieved that a man with such disregard for human value was the best we came up with, but I’m not surprised. If we can agree on one thing in reflection on this […]

Why I’m Still Voting in a Hopeless Election

This has been an exhausting year in politics. We have two deplorable candidates before us, and I think we ended up with them because they accurately represent what our country has come to value: Relativism Corruption Sexual Indulgence Narcissism Oppression Will to Power And sometimes, I think I can hear Augustine’s words of Rome echoing […]