Let Freedom Ring: The Muslim Call for Religious Freedom
As the call for freedom advances in Muslim-majority countries, we have good reason to be optimistic that religious freedom will increase as well.
Religious Liberty and Development of Doctrine in Islam
By the year 2020, the Islamic nations of the Mediterranean Basin will resound with positive cries for democracy, human rights, individual liberty, and the dignity of every man, woman, and child.
Sexual Revolution: Built Upon Sand
The body has a language of its own, and the sexual revolution is founded upon a lie.
Social Contracts, Human Flourishing, and the Economy
Our current economic debates underscore the case for an approach to political economy that rejects social contract theory and embraces a robust conception of human flourishing.
Offense and Criticism in the Marriage Debates
To take offense does not free us from further argument or criticism. Instead, offense demands ongoing criticism between partners in ethical discourse as a recognition of their fundamental human equality.
The Caregiver’s Lesson
Those who care for the severely disabled and dependent testify to our sense that they are part of the human community.
The Family: What Is to Be Done?
Marital love implies dependence on another instead of autonomy, and it shows that certain goods (sex and procreation, love and marriage, marriage and parenthood) are connected. We must recover the language of self-giving. The second in a two-part series.
The Family’s End
The logic of contract and the movement to conquer nature have resulted in the triumph of autonomy and demise of the family. The first of a two-part series.
Who’s Afraid of Metaphysics?
Metaphysics provides the crucial foundation for natural law, and our current intellectual climate is ripe for embracing metaphysical foundations once again. The third in a three-part series.
Moral Absolutes and the Humpty Dumpty Fallacy
Acts are not made good or bad by our mere say-so. We must also examine the objective intention of our actions. The second in a three-part series.
What Does it Mean to be a ‘Political Animal’?
A notion of “social practice” should guide the way we think about morality and politics. The first in a three-part series.
From Heels to Wheels: American Zoning Laws and the End of Western Public Space
Zoning codes used to favor settlement patterns scaled for human beings. No longer.
Same-Sex Marriage and Human Fulfillment
Public recognition of unions contrary to human flourishing will hurt, not help, the happiness of those who participate in them.