The myth of private vice

My blogging friend Ken Brown, writing at C. Orthodoxy, has been thinking a lot lately about how we use technology (specifically birth control, but the trend is wider than that) to try to mitigate the consequences of immoral behavior. The goal is to make that behavior (promiscuity, for instance) ... Continue reading

Lost in a moral fog, Part 2

Back in the early Pleistocene era when I was a lad, road crews would mark out construction zones with bowling-ball sized canisters filled with kerosene and topped by a large wick. When lit with a match, they would burn all night long, warning motorists away from broken pavement.I grew up with ... Continue reading

Lost in a moral fog, Part 1

Capt. John Cota is a veteran pilot with years of experience guiding giant ships in and out of San Francisco Bay. On the morning of November 7 in dense fog, he was on the bridge of the 65,000 ton container ship Cosco Busan instructing the ship's captain and helmsman so they could safely navigate ... Continue reading

Tearing down the walls

...the political drive toward ever-greater equality has turned Americans against any conclusion which entails values and consequences resulting in our culture's trend toward rejection of all evaluative conclusions as unkind and "undemocratic." Legal scholar Robert Bork sees this as a natural ... Continue reading

2005 EO Symposium: Call for posts

One of the blogs I read daily is The Evangelical Outpost. Joe Carter is a very thoughtful blogger who writes most frequently on the subjects of science, public policy, and how these interact with Christian faith.A few months back, Carter invited bloggers to write posts around a specific topic. ... Continue reading

A modest proposal concerning tsunami relief

"You mock my pain!" "Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something." —The Princess Bride "It is a melancholy object to those who walk through this great town or travel in the country, when they see the streets, the roads, and cabin doors, crowded with beggars of the ... Continue reading