Archive for the ‘Ethics’ Category

Society is No One: When You Have Society’s Approval

Society is no one. It is the no one who sits in judgment over an activist’s appeal. It is the nobody standing in support of a preacher’s morality. It is the no one who cares for and supports you in your personal growth. Of course, everyone together is society, and good society demands good people...
April 10th, 2014 | Culture, Ethics, Politics | Read More

Autumn in the Sovereign Zone: Why “It’s My Body, I Can Do What I Want” Won’t Do

Autumn in the Sovereign Zone[1] Anyone who has ever heard a conversation about abortion has heard pro-choice statements like: “My body, my choice.” “You can’t tell another person what she can’t do with her own body.” “The fetus is part of her body.” “The fetus is inside her body.” When...
October 2nd, 2013 | Abortion, Bioethics, Ethics, Family Issues, Human Rights, Social Justice | Read More

The Gay Marriage Round-Up: Thoughts from Around the Web

Same-sex marriage has been a major topic of discussion across the web, especially in evangelical circles. I thought it might be helpful to give our readers a round-up of some of the best and most interesting stuff around the web. A flurry of posts immediately followed The Atlantic‘s story “The...
June 5th, 2013 | Conservative/Liberal, Ethics, Family Issues, Religion | Read More

Are Dolphins Persons?

India has banned holding dolphins captive for entertainment purposes. The act doesn’t concern me, at this point; I’m unsure how to tease out our relationship with creation, especially in terms of captivity or the ‘taming’ of animals. Christians may be able to encourage captivity...
May 22nd, 2013 | Bioethics, Ethics, Philosophy | Read More

Body Modification and Ethics: A Helpful Framework

If you aren’t reading Mere-O Notes, you really ought to be. Perhaps it is presumptuous to use an ‘ought’ so early in a discussion of ethics, but so be it. Really, go check it out. It is some of the best content curating on the web from an evangelical perspective. How do we evaluate...
May 17th, 2013 | Ethics | Read More

“Who Sez?” The Place of God in Moral Philosophy

On Tuesday, Dennis Prager made a comment on his radio program that without dogma (specifically religious dogma) there can be no rational argument against selfishness and cruelty. A young man called into the program, describing himself as a Libertarian and an agnostic, to say that you don’t need dogma...
November 1st, 2012 | Culture, Ethics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion | Read More

#FirstWorldProblems

I hate it when I check my food order after I pull out of the drive through, and I have to walk inside to ask them to fix it. How does that complaint strike you?  Mildly amusing?  Ironic?  Or are you offended at my callousness toward those who are actually suffering? The Twitter hashtag #FirstWorldProblems...
October 12th, 2012 | Ethics, Media, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy, Politics, Social Justice, Technology | Read More

Cause and Effect

A while ago, a good friend of mine who was struggling with agnosticism and came to me with a question about Christianity. Some people, he said, claimed that Christianity’s “morality” wasn’t truly moral because God used heaven and hell as a system of punishment and reward. True...
September 19th, 2012 | Ethics, Featured | Read More

The End Of Abortion

Evangelical Christians have lost  gay marriage.  This is my humble yet controversial opinion.  I could be wrong, I’m no prophet, but when the social conservatives are also the party of unyielding individualism and liberty, it’s very hard to make the rhetorical pivot to being against what...
September 18th, 2012 | Abortion, Bioethics, Culture, Ethics, Philosophy | Read More

His Name Is Alex

On my way to youth group on Wednesday night, I stopped at Rite Aid for a soda. As I walked across the parking lot, I noticed a young woman talking to a man leaning against the side of the building. I guess that I noticed his clothing had a certain rumpled quality to it, but I didn’t really think...
September 17th, 2012 | Ethics, Featured, The Gospel | Read More