Natural Law and the Why of Christian Ethics

Christians in America, now more than ever, find themselves in the unfamiliar position of having to reason in the public square with fellow citizens and leaders who are not convinced of the Bible’s ultimate authority. Though unfamiliar to us, this would have been nothing new for the early Church. The apostle Paul faced a similar …

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Justice: Revealing Humanity through Love of Neighbor

Despite the common distinction between the two words, justice is fundamentally love for our neighbor—and therefore is central to our humanity. Simone Weil gives us this definition of justice in her essay The Love of Our Neighbor, explaining that Christ called his benefactors, those who took him in when he was starving and naked, just. …

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Freedom to Pursue the Common Good

Individual freedom is not only compatible with, but necessary for the state’s pursuit of the common good. This statement, however, cannot go without qualification because unlimited individual freedom equates to lawlessness. A lawless state is chaotic, and will inevitably be torn apart by the conflicting desires of its citizens. Eventually, it would cease to be …

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