May 24, 2005, on this blog: Private property?
Pastor Ted’s embrace of “private property” as the badge. hallmark and signifier of Christianity is absurd. Christians do believe and always have believed in the right to private property, but that right has always, always been limited. And the insistence on those limits has always been just as important, or more important, than the insistence on the right itself.
… Christians cannot speak of being “pro-private property” without also insisting that any understanding of private property is subordinate to the common good, to what is often called “the universal destination of goods.” Pastor Ted is wandering off and should take care lest he be pierced with many griefs.