Examining the anti-Black racism of my chosen spaces

The reality of this American life is that every. single. place has been shaped by anti-black racism. There is no structure, no institution, no system that has not been formed, in part, by white supremacy, by anti-POC bias, by all insidious kinds of racism. It's imperative that we acknowledge how broadly, deeply pervasive white supremacy … Continue reading Examining the anti-Black racism of my chosen spaces

Two arguments against “the end justifies the means”

I recently listened to Dr. Shankar Vedantam interview Dr. Peter Singer on Vedantam's (excellent) podcast, Hidden Brain. Singer is a contemporary utilitarianism, a philosopher of ethics who argues that the right thing to do is that which produces the most amount of happiness (or the least amount of suffering) in the world. On the face … Continue reading Two arguments against “the end justifies the means”

OHPT: Thoughts on Divine Action and Evolution (Chapter 11)

WHEREIN a philosophical theologian (inadvertently?!) makes a case for Christian environmentalism. Better believe I "hearted" those passages. With last week's chapter on Moral Perfection, we finished the section on "Divine Attributes" and plowed forward into "God and Creation." Dr. Robin Collins leads off with a discussion of Divine Action and Evolution. Collins is Distinguished Professor … Continue reading OHPT: Thoughts on Divine Action and Evolution (Chapter 11)