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Primarily featuring posts written by students and faculty in our network, our blog is a forum for writing on issues of faith, politics, economics, and society. The views and opinions expressed in this blog are those of the authors alone.

Christian Vocation

What is the life to which Christ has called us?  How are we most authentically and joyfully human?  What is the Christian vocation?Most profoundly, it is a vocation to love and truth, goodness and beauty, justice and freedom; to work and responsibility,...

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Ayn Rand v. Jesus

I first encountered Ayn Rand as a sophomore in college. At the time, I didn’t quite know what I was getting into. I was just beginning to have an interest in politics, and the title of her book jumped out at me. My introduction to Rand came as simply as that.The title...

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What’s In a Name?

Dr. Walter E. Williams, professor of economics at George Mason University, is consistently a reliable source of reason and insight.  Without having the privilege of knowing the man personally, apart from the exchange of a few cordial emails, it is evident through...

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I See Dead People

An Associated Press headline this week read: “72,000 stimulus payments went to dead.”  Now, I realize that in some cultures, say, Ancient Egypt, for example, the dead were honored by being buried with gifts of food and treasure for their journey into the...

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Regulating Temptation

There’s a popular story in the Book of Matthew where Jesus’ disciples ask him, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” Jesus responds by calling over a child and saying, “[W]hoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And...

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My Intellectual Journey

I was 6 years old when the Soviet Union fell apart. For most guys my age, memories from 1991 consist mostly of LEGOs and Super Mario Bros. For me, however, it was the kick-off to my political education.I was putting together a world map puzzle — you know, the really...

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The Dignity of Work

This past Saturday a coalition of liberals and progressives held a rally at the Lincoln Memorial, a perceived (though not intended) response to Glenn Beck and the Tea Party’s rally of August 28th.  While Beck’s rally was more akin to a religious revival...

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The Moral Case for Capitalism

With Oliver Stone’s sequel to Wall Street hitting theaters last weekend—perhaps the capstone to the public beating capitalism has received in more than a few corners over the past few years—one might be forgiven for thinking capitalism exists so that greedy...

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