Monthly Archives: November 2010

Apps and Religious Liberty

I am a Mac user and something of an Apple apologist, but I was dismayed to learn that Apple has pulled an “app” on the Manhattan Declaration since it is “anti-gay.” Initially, Apple gave it a 4+ rating, indicating that … Continue reading

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Links roundup, 11.30

Alasdair MacIntyre, the eminent virtue ethics philosopher, offers a critique of capitalism. A nice reflection on Advent (Advent and the curse of Midas), insisting on the need for something to come from outside. and what it means. Pope Benedict offers … Continue reading

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Links roundup, 11.23

So you want to go to get a PhD in the humanities? Mary Ellen Kelly has on article on the new Disney movie “Tangled”: “Disney’s Christian Past and Tangled Present”. Some Catholic thinkers offer thoughts on the Tea Party here.

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Pope’s comments on condoms

In the wake of excerpted remarks from a forthcoming book length interview with Pope Benedict, there are headlines everywhere this week on how the Vatican is in the midst of a “stunning turnaround” on contraception. The degree of media misrepresentation … Continue reading

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Defense of the humanities

In the wake of SUNY Albany’s decision to eliminate various programs in the Humanities, Gregory Petsko (a scientist!) writes this wonderful defense of the humanities.

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Panel on gay marriage

USU recently held a panel discussion on religious perspectives on marriage and gay marriage. A streaming video is now available (click here). We had an Episcopalian, a Mormon, a Hindu, an Evangelical, a Buddhist, a Reformed Jew, and I represented … Continue reading

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Links roundup, 11.12

Weigel writes about the two competing views of Europe. One is a weak-kneed postmodern conglomeration of diverse local narratives (with nothing to unify them). The other vision, articulated by Pope Benedict, suggests that Europe, to be anything, must recover its … Continue reading

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Veteran’s Day – courage

While I am not a big rah rah patriot (patriotism is, after all, a conditional virtue), I am every year I quite moved by the ROTC tribute to fallen soldiers, POWs and MIAs out on the Quad. It is quite … Continue reading

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Good Muslim / Bad Muslim

Click “Read more” below to see an interesting debate between Robert Spencer and Peter Kreeft on Islam and the modern world. Both speakers are noted authors in the fields of philosophy, theology, and religious studies (and I should say that … Continue reading

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Long lost twin?

For students wanting to know what I looked like in college. (click “read more” for a bigger version of picture). This photo has been circulating around some of my old friends from Cornell College. I have no idea who the … Continue reading

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