Archive for the ‘Moral Philosophy’ Category

Man of Steel: Morality Gone Wrong

If you haven’t seen Man of Steel yet, and you don’t want certain things about the film to be revealed to you, you should walk away now. In other words: Spoiler Alert. There’s a lot to be said about Man of Steel, whether we’re judging Snyder’s directorial imprint on the...
June 17th, 2013 | Film, Moral Philosophy | Read More

Just Let Them Think You’re Stupid: Choosing Humility

By a quirk of our schooling, report cards and grades catechize us into perfect certainty of (at least) one thoroughly false lesson: that our ability to demonstrate understanding of something is more important than the understanding or the thing itself. Mixed with our natural inclination toward that frightened...
June 3rd, 2013 | Moral Philosophy | Read More

Why Are You Persecuted?

As Christians, we expect to be persecuted. Our expectation for hardships in this life comes directly from the words of Jesus, who told us that people would hate us for his name’s sake (Matthew 10:22, Mark 13:13, and John 15:21). But not all hardship occurs because of Jesus’ name. Some hardships do...
October 30th, 2012 | Moral Philosophy, 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

All For One, Not One For All: Thoughts on Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy

“It is expedient for you that one man die for the people, and that the whole nation not perish.” This age-old attitude is at the heart of the drama in Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy, which begins with the international best-seller, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. A confession:...
October 11th, 2011 | Art & Literature, Book Reviews, Culture, Ethics, Human Rights, Media, Moral Philosophy, Social Justice | Read More

Convenience and Reducing a Pregnancy

I stand resolute on my position on abortion: in all but the most extreme circumstances, I do not believe abortion is a viable option. If the pregnancy will clearly lead to the death of both the mother and the child, and it is certain it will be that way, then the loss of one life would be better than...
August 19th, 2011 | Abortion, Bioethics, Culture, Family Issues, Featured, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy, Reproductive Technologies | Read More

Freedom Sunday 2011

March 13 was Freedom Sunday, an international effort by congregations around the world to raise awareness about the problem of human trafficking and organize efforts to oppose it around the world. Freedom Sunday coincides with the first Sunday of Lent in the western calendar for a reason. It was for...
March 13th, 2011 | Culture, Ethics, Human Rights, Moral Philosophy, Social Justice, The Gospel | Read More

Rediscovering the Lost Art of Democratic Argument – Lunch w/ TED

Harvard professor Michael Sandel has an idea that would revolutionize political discourse – and it’s not to eliminate cable news.
June 24th, 2010 | Lunch with TED, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy, Politics, Religion | Read More

Steve Jobs, Porn, and Corporate Moral Responsibility

When it comes to corporate moral responsibility, the media is consistently double minded. Steve Jobs, one of the most inspired visionaries of our time, is more than just a businessman–and Apple is more than just a business.  From an early age Steve Jobs set out to run his own company and build...
June 1st, 2010 | Culture, Moral Philosophy, Technology | Read More

Instructions for Living Gently in a Violent World

Books that promise to radically change the way I see the world make me skeptical. Living Gently in a Violent World was no different, except insofar as that it actually did. Living Gently is a release by InterVarsity Press in their ongoing series “Resources for Reconciliation,” which addresses...
July 28th, 2009 | Abortion, Book Reviews, Culture, Human Rights, Media, Moral Philosophy, Religion, Reproductive Technologies | Read More