Liberals and Conservative want to claim Augustine as their own. With the doctrine of precedent, we explore his views on law, justice, and equality.
As unbridled optimism sweeps the nation, there are six fallacies of liberalism that conservatives should be aware of. Philosopher, Sir Roger Scruton documents these six fallacies in his book, "The Uses of Pessimism." Learn these fallacies and they will be spotted everywhere.
Abraham Kuyper presents a system that rejects popular sovereignty. His solution is called, "sphere sovereignty." This system is a worldview that stands on the foundation of theism. It can, therefore, be considered a living conservatism that transforms our hearts and our homes.
Are you for or against social justice? This is a question from which no one can hide. Every pastor must wrestle with it. Every church must face it. From whence did this movement come from and how far will it go?
Reinhold Niebuhr correctly observed that identity comes from family, community and craft, or work. These three have taken a huge hit, and so we now struggle with a lack of identity. No identity; no meaning. Therefore, we have a deficit of happiness.
Walter Isaacson, Einstein’s biographer, explains, “If his theory of relativity produced ripples that unsettled the realms of morality and culture, this was not caused by what Einstein believed but by how he was popularly interpreted.”
An outstanding fact of recent Church history is the appalling growth of ignorance in the Church. This development is due partly to the general decline of education which is why Christians should have a high stake in the battle of education.
As Christians, the passing on of a united identity takes on a double meaning. The initiation into our culture and heritage will be a lonely road. And the vanguard against current social failings will be a most arduous task. But we must not grow weary, for this is our noble task.