Two new monographs provide religious entry points into the political philosopher’s thought.
Seeking justice is critical. Is it enough?
Rights are good, argues theological ethicist Nigel Biggar, but they are not the only good things.
The virtue of kindness depends on who we see as kin.
What does hope look like in the face of racism?
Of the many absurdities around race and hatred that still exist in our culture, Trump may be the least of them.
We should forebear one another—not to ensure church unity, but because God forebears us.
Love is always vulnerable and yet will never be trumped.
David Miller’s book doesn’t offer policy solutions. It does help us think clearly.
Martha Nussbaum says we don't. She's wrong.
The whole church needs to encounter the courage and truthfulness of the fact that God created us good, to love and be loved.
American Christianity has faced theological-political crises before. Repeatedly, visions of what is possible for the nation have fallen short of reality. In the past, periods of change pushed faithful people to reconsider what they believed, not only about the nation but also about the meaning of God’s call to justice. In each critical moment, for good or ill, Americans altered their religious views, and the horizon of what was possible expanded or contracted. In revolutionary America, disunity resulted from debates over whether faith required obedience to the king or a revolt.
The binding constraint on progress against hunger and malnutrition is weak political commitment.
The Spirit’s loving, life-giving, transformative power—Divine Eros—connects us, moves within us, and can heal the wounds of our division.