Tagged: Public Policy

Five Views of Church-State Power Interaction

I recently rediscovered a lecture by Brian Mclaren on The Four Historic Models for Church/State Interaction, and realized that (a) they needed one word formal labels, and (b) there is one more. So here they are people. Theocracy – Religious power is supreme and eclipses government...

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Three Types of Aggression 3: Force

This post is part of a series. If rhetoric is protected speech, and incitement is not, is violence or use of mortal force ever ethically justified? The question of pacifism is an important subject, from both the ethical and Christian theology points of view. From a...

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Is American Patriotism Un-Christian?

American patriotism, I would argue, is not as simple as most. Unlike most countries, our patriotism is not based primarily on ethnicity or shared lands or history or even culture, but on ideas and ideals, much of which was informed and under-girded by Christianity and...

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