Monthly Archives: March 2011

Contending Views of Morality and Sociality

In After Virtue, Alasdair MacIntyre claims that moral theories are always tied to accounts of sociality. “Every moral philosophy offers explicitly or implicitly at least a partial conceptual analysis of the relationship of an agent to his or her reasons, … Continue reading

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JLo’s worship advice

The other night I happened to be reading in the living room while someone was watching American Idol. As some of you may know, after a person sings, the three judges comment on the effort. After one person sang (I … Continue reading

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You Will Be Assimilated?

Provoked by my current sermon series, Looking at Jesus, and reading Mark Noll and Bruce Hindmarsh’s  retrospective on the life and scholarship of W.R. Ward in Books and Culture, I’m spurred to think about the current status of evangelicalism in … Continue reading

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Liberty and the United Methodist Church

A while back I did a post that included a brief introduction to the concepts of positive and negative liberty. In that post I provided this illustration: When I have negative liberty it means that there are no outward constraints … Continue reading

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Why me?

In Isaiah 38-39 we see the story of Hezekiah’s sickness. Just when he thinks things can’t get any worse, they do. First, Judah’s cities are defeated by the Assyrian king Sennacherib and his mighty army. When the forces move on … Continue reading

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