Abortion Isn’t Legal

I decided to sit down and actually read the Roe v Wade decision. I suggest doing it yourself. Here’s a link to it if you’re so inclined. Many people are unfamiliar with what it actually argues and why. If they know anything about it, they know “Roe v. Wade made abortion legal in all 50 states.” They are wrong in that assessment. Let me summarize the argument that the court actually made in very plain English: We think a mother has a constitutional right to an abortion (in some situations), under the “right of privacy” primarily “found” in the ninth … [Read more]

The Settlement

The bars of the cell slammed shut behind man number one. He rubbed his forehead. The force with which he had hit the floor nearly knocked him out. He looked to his left and saw two other cells, lit with a dim red light, and two other men, just like him, sitting on the floor. Man number two, in the middle cell, was hunched in a little ball, shivering. Man number three, in the cell on the far right, was rubbing his left hand on the floor absentmindedly. “Why am I here?” asked man number one. Man number three looked … [Read more]

Legality is Not Morality

In my Sunday afternoon group (homegroup) we’ve been going over various Christian ethics questions and trying to discern the Biblical worldview. I noticed a few times through the course of the lessons a dangerous and unquestioned assumption: if it’s legal, it must be good, or at the very least, not bad. For Christians, this is one of the most pernicious and harmful assumptions we can make in our time, so I’d like to flesh out this basic distinction a bit. We’ll start with defining the two terms, legality and morality, and then we’ll compare and contrast them. Finally, we’ll talk … [Read more]

Liberal and Wonder Why Anyone Would Vote For Trump? READ

For liberals wondering how so many people voted for Trump, let me reasonably explain one perspective. I didn’t vote for Trump, but I agree with many of the policies the Republican party embodies (or at least, that it used to embody… that’s starting to change… but anyway…). This is the case for a lot of conservatives. For many liberals, the federal government is the place to enact social reform. Conservatives disagree with this philosophy. Many conservatives don’t see the government as the place for social causes. Instead the place for social reform is in the private sector through charities, and … [Read more]