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Call for papers: the legacy of Abraham Kuyper — 100 years later

The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the death of Dutch theologian, statesman, educator, churchman, editorialist, and social theorist Abraham Kuyper. To commemorate his life and legacy, the Journal of Markets & Morality is accepting submissions on the theme of Abraham Kuyper for the Fall 2020 issue, guest edited by Reformed scholars Robert Joustra and Jessica Joustra of Redeemer University College in Canada. Continue Reading...

The ‘end’ of work

In the Q&A part of a session I led at last month’s Acton University on Abraham Kuyper and Leo XIII (based on this recent volume), I was asked about specific areas where the two figures have something concrete to contribute today. Continue Reading...

The Realism of S. L. Frank

Today at The Imaginative Conservative, I offer a brief look into the social though of the Russian philosopher S. L. Frank: In his 1930 book, The Spiritual Foundations of Society, Frank offers a refreshing vision of a conservatism that cannot survive apart from creativity. Continue Reading...

Africans Fight Media Stereotypes

We’ve all seen the pictures: a little African boy wearing nothing but an dirty, over-sized t-shirt emblazoned with the logo of a U.S. sports team, or a little African girl, dressed in rags and pitifully surrounded by flies. Continue Reading...

Are You an Athlete or a Spectator?

Today at Ethika Politika, I caution against the sort of scapegoating that justifies ideologies at the expense of human effort: Do you support capitalism? Socialism? Distributism? Something else? Wonderful. What does that look like among the mess of market forms that actually constitute the economy you participate in every day? Continue Reading...