Olivia Cannon | 17 Anyone who has ever thrown a temper tantrum (and this is most if not all of us) knows the frustrating nature of authority. We cry out and protest against it, but when we are under it, we cannot escape. But all authority is not equal. If we think carefully, we notice … Continue reading Who’s in Charge?
Ryan Ward | 17 In the Gospel of Mark, Jesus’ very first words are a proclamation of the coming of God’s Kingdom on earth: “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel” (Mark 1:15). This is probably one of the most succinct summaries of Jesus’ … Continue reading Secular Politics and Apocalyptic Hope
Ryan Ward | 17 The idea that Christianity, and religion in general, is necessarily antithetical to the practice of political authority has enshrined itself as a commonplace in the much-cited “wall of separation” between church and state, which functions as an accepted cornerstone of our constitutional order. In liberal political theory, religion may have its … Continue reading Justice and Authority: The Political Power of the Gospel