Tag: economics

Christian Humanist Profiles 88: Commonwealth and Covenant

Download or Stream this Episode Consider, friends, the final days of Socrates as Plato relates them in the Crito.  He refuses to flee Athens precisely because any protest he could articulate would happen in the language of Athenian law, and he can only name the injustice against him because Athens herself gave him the vocabulary.…

Christian Humanist Profiles 25: The Hobbit Party

Imagine rolling green hills at twilight, speckled with the glow of round windows peeking from under eaves of turf, each opening to a scene of snug, domestic comfort. Imagine an idyllic pastoral land, full of small, happy inhabitants leading small happy lives. Who wouldn’t want to live in the Shire? But we can’t: Hobbiton is…

This Week in Links

Teka Childress interviews four writers on distributionism as a follow-up to last week’s introduction. Christ the Center talks politics with civility and intelligence. CCEL offers a selection of historic Christian texts (in English translation) on divine providence and free will. dr. b theorizes the five stages of grading. John Totten muses on evil, American theology,…

Hitting the Links

Israeli chess grandmaster Alik Gershon sets a world record by  beating 458 of 523 opponents simultaneously. Jenny Truax introduces distributism, an alternative to capitalism and socialism and communism. John Stackhouse criticizes some particularly bad exegesis of 1 Timothy. Joan C. Williams comments on the social expectations that make such bad exegesis possible. Robert Alter’s translation…