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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.
We Need a Just War Theory for Domestic Politics

We Need a Just War Theory for Domestic Politics

Domestic politics in the United States have become increasingly warlike. The American public exhibits stark divisions and widespread rancor, and perhaps most tellingly, the metaphor of war is almost omnipresent. Whether through our enlistment in the “war” on the coronavirus or our engagement in the “culture war,” we are a country of battle-hardened veterans.

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It Takes a Village to Care for a Boomer

It Takes a Village to Care for a Boomer

The 2030s are predicted to be a pivotal decade as the U.S. continues to age while population growth declines—by 2034, the U.S. is expected to have more elderly people than children for the first time ever. Policymakers and researchers have long forecasted how this demographic shift will dramatically increase federal outlays for entitlement programs and place additional pressure on the healthcare sector as the retiree population swells.  

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Taking a Chance on Child Support

Taking a Chance on Child Support

Child support policy in the United States reflects a philosophical progression of “deadbeat dad,” “deadbroke dad,” and a trend that emerged within my own research of “disconnected dad.” For this study, I interviewed 20 non-resident fathers in a father-engagement program in Tennessee to understand the commonalities between fathers with successful payment patterns.

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Most Philosophy is Grievously Wrong – And Enduringly Valuable

Most Philosophy is Grievously Wrong – And Enduringly Valuable

Philosophy is a broad discipline. To be sure, Certain authors and traditions are more amicable to Christianity than others. Nevertheless, philosophy is valuable. Studying philosophy should encourage both intellectual humility and uncompromising truthfulness, gives context and categories to Christian doctrine, and develops your ability to understand other’s points of view. Humility, truthfulness, wisdom, and charity and all necessary to be an effective witness for Christian. Of course, many Christians who have never studied philosophy may have and develop these (and misusing philosophy can certainly turn one into a prideful sophist). But, if you have the opportunity, consider taking a course in philosophy – it certainly couldn’t hurt.

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Amid Environmental Concerns, NFTs Demand Regulation

Amid Environmental Concerns, NFTs Demand Regulation

There are different approaches for keeping a blockchain that are more environmentally friendly than mining. But these changes depend on how much invested parties—organizations and individuals alike—are interested in preserving our only home. Despite calls to colonize Mars, it is our moral obligation to be wise stewards of this Creation. As we continue finding new ways to consume art and other media, environmental efforts must be strong priorities to consider.

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Recovering Our Political Culture

Recovering Our Political Culture

When you sit down and listen to those you disagree with you can begin to fully understand their position—not merely conceding to agree with them, but showing them dignity and hoping to work together to find a common solution. Based on our current political culture, I think we will all be surprised at what we can solve when the yelling ends and the listening begins.

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