Against Justice

Introduction: The immediate question that may arise is “what kind of monster could be ‘against justice?’” If this were not November, I would perhaps say that this is a reasonable question and proceed to answer it in my customary way, full to overflowing with balance and nuance. But that doesn’t keep it from being, at …

Kavanaugh, Social Justice, and #MeToo

An alternative title for this post could have been “Justice is Never Wholesale.” Justice is always particular, having to do with individuals and their situations. You can never buy justice in bulk at CostCo. At the general level, there can be just laws, but if you apply those laws woodenly and indiscriminately across the board, …

The Man with the Quivering Red Laser Dot on His Chest

Introduction: So let us discuss the recent charges leveled against Brett Kavanaugh. There are a number of things to say about all this, and I intend to say as many of them as I can get to, but the first and fundamental thing is this: If we didn’t really want to go to the circus, …

Despite Our Thinkboys

So then, the Statement on Social Justice & the Gospel has caused a stir, as has the fact that I signed it. In a Facebook discussion connected to this article, it was intimated that my schizo-theopolitical approach was generating some questions in the cheap seats, and some were starting to throw their popcorn. Some were …

Paige Patterson at Colonus

Introduction: When controversies like this arise, we are regularly reminded that powerful Christian leaders should not be beyond the reach of accountability. This is absolutely correct, and we should also be reminded that the men who summarily dispatched Paige Patterson are themselves powerful Christian leaders, and therefore not beyond the reach of accountability. One of …