Month: August 2019

Did Liberalism Solve Pluralism?

One of the persistent framings of the debate about liberalism works by asserting that liberalism has figured out how to help people live together in the midst of deep differences. Thus those who reject liberalism are invoking dangerous demons from...

/ August 27, 2019

The Post-Liberal State and the (Highly Technical) Goods of Modernity

Several years ago my dad suffered a traumatic brain injury. To put it as plainly as I can: He is alive today because he had major brain surgery followed by a three-week long nap in the ICU that cost someone...

/ August 14, 2019

When the News Isn’t News: On Deconversion Narratives

Let’s just say a few things without naming any particular people or referring to specific events. First, there is a well-defined social script for someone who grew up in fundamentalist Christianity to become progressive later in life. This shift toward...

/ August 5, 2019

Augustinianism and Audience in “In Search of the Common Good”

Brad East has what is perhaps my favorite response to the book so far, not least because it is one of the more critical responses, for which I am thankful. You can read the whole thing over at Resident Theologian.

/ August 2, 2019