The Light of St. Lucy

The Light of St. Lucy

Advent is full of great feast days, including today’s feast of St. Lucy whose name literally means “light.” St. Lucy’s (283-304 A.D.) life and death were a shining light in the darkness of the secular Sicily where she lived. After her mother was healed through the...
Legislating Morality Pt 2: Objective truth

Legislating Morality Pt 2: Objective truth

Last week, I wrote about legislating morality* and how every action by a government entity is the creation or enforcement of law based on moral position.  The lone commenter, Beth, made the following points which I would like to address in a series of posts, the first...
Legislating morality

Legislating morality

You couldn’t tell by my posts, but I like to debate politics.  Many of my debates center on the concept of liberty, usually with an emphasis the degree of governmental involvement in social issues.  One major argument I often hear in the defense of freedom and...
The Distinction Between Welfare and Charity

The Distinction Between Welfare and Charity

When I was a sweet, naïve freshman in college, I was inspired by a “liberal”, philosophy, namely, that if we all paid higher taxes, then fewer people would be poor. It seemed like such an easy and straightforward way to help so many people out, who could possibly be...
Moral Governments and the Leveling Effect

Moral Governments and the Leveling Effect

by Mary Walker Obedience is a virtue that must be central to any Christian faith. Practicing obedience is to actively submit our wills to what we know is right and true: God’s word. Last week, I posted to my Facebook page what I thought was a fairly benign column on...