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Post Tagged 'human dignity'

Creativity will kill COVID-19

It is in the most desperate of times that we must not forget our principles. Globally, we are facing desperate times. In the United States, unemployment rolls doubled in just one week, climbing to 6.6 million unemployment claims for the week ending March 28, 2020. Continue Reading...

Hope and the human person

Last week, Rule of Faith, a new Orthodox Christian online journal, published my article, “V. S. Soloviev and the Russian Roots of Personalism.” The article examines the nineteenth-century Russian Orthodox philosopher Vladimir Soloviev’s philosophy as it relates to the twentieth-century social philosophy known as personalism. Continue Reading...

The anthropology of liberty

Liberty and collectivism are not merely competing political systems; at a deeper level, they are rival theologies. Each has its own depiction of God and, with it, differing assessments of human dignity. Continue Reading...

John Stonestreet doesn’t want to talk about sex

On the latest edition of Radio Free Acton, John Stonestreet, the President of the Colson Center for Christian Worldview, joins Marc Vander Maas to talk about the current cultural and moral malaise of the West and affirms the unique role of Christianity in the development and sustaining of western civilization. Continue Reading...

An 89-year-old’s plea for a job shows the dignity of work

An 89-year-old Englishman has taken out an ad seeking a part-time job, so that he can experience the dignity and independence of work – and get off of public assistance. Joe Bartley, a World War II veteran, caught the UK’s attention after he placed the following advertisement in his hometown newspaper, the Herald Express: Senior citizen 89 seeks employment in Paignton area. Continue Reading...

Haircuts for Human Dignity

True justice begins with seeing and believing in the dignity of every human person. It begins with recognizing God’s image in each of our neighbors, and it proceeds with service that corresponds with that transcendent truth.  Continue Reading...