I recently published this review in the journal Faith & Philosophy 27.4 (2010): 478-482. Here's how it begins: It has been nearly four decades since the U.S. Supreme Court held that there is a right to abortion protected by the U.S. Constitution. Yet, the question ofabortion’s moral and legal permissibility, and all the attendant issues about the nature of law, human persons, and morality, continue to be seriously (and sometimes not so seriously) engaged in the public square. Given the meta … [Read more...]
That's according to the Daily Beast. Regardless, the request takes gargantuan.... … [Read more...]
That is the title of my most recent column at The Catholic Thing. Here's how it begins:Things are going to slide, slide in all directions Won’t be nothing Nothing you can measure anymore The blizzard, the blizzard of the world has crossed the threshold and it has overturned the order of the soul…. – Leonard Cohen (“The Future,” 1992) These amazing lyrics by Leonard Cohen came to mind after my friend, Lydia McGrew, brought to my attention a court case in the United Kingdom. It concerns Eunice an … [Read more...]
“Faith, Reason, and the Christian Citizen” lecture at the Cambridge School in Dallas on November 11.
I am honored to be delivering the 2010 annual faith and culture lecture tomorrow night at The Cambridge School in Dallas, Texas. You can read more about it here.My lecture is entitled "Faith, Reason and the Christian Citizen." If you are in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area, please consider attending. There will be Q & A session and reception following the lecture. … [Read more...]
This is deeply troubling, since the purpose of inserting "under God" in the Pledge was to distinguish America's belief that human rights and dignity have their source in God with the Soviet belief in philosophical materialism and that it is the State that exclusively imparts to us our rights. … [Read more...]
Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) says Joe Miller “not fit to lead.” What would be your comeback to that accusation if you were Miller?
According to The Weekly Standard: Senator Lisa Murkowski, the write-in candidate in the Alaska Senate race against Republican Joe Miller and Democrat Scott McAdams, oozed with contempt for Miller during a debate last night, which was televised on Alaska's KTUU:MURKOWSKI: Scott is not ready to lead. Joe is not fit to lead. I have been leading this state [crowd boos]--I have been leading this state for 8 years. And I will continue to do so, bringing the seniority that I have built, the work … [Read more...]