Essays





The following posts are essays by the author, posted either here at Remnant Culture or across the Web.

2012


• A Lack of Self-Denial: In Sex, Economics, and Everything Else

• Communism's Rational Faith vs. the Logic of the Soul

• Balaam & Obedience: Economic Guidance from the Donkey’s Mouth

• For Unto Whom Much is Given, Less Shall Be Required: Obama at the Prayer Breakfast

• Obama's Fatal Conceit: Top 10 SOTU Pride Trips

• Beyond the Noble Savage, Beyond Economic Man

• Long Live the Artificial: Newt Gingrich’s Anti-Bain Blather


2011


• Aspiring to Nothing: Millenials & Christians Vocation

• Chosen Instruments: Obedience and Socio-Economic Decisionmaking

• "Anti-Poor!" - The Evangelical Left's Monopoly on Demagoguery

• The Disease of Self-Chosen Sacrifice

• Occupy Yourselves: Targeting the Evil, Greedy 100%

• A Real Fair Trade Solution: Kill the Big Ag Behemoth

• Phantom Needs: Projecting Poverty Where It Doesn’t Exist

• Government Need Not Wash the Terrorists’ Feet

• Divine Generosity: Making Good Intentions Good

• Tougher Questions for Dogmatic Secularists

• Atomic Communitarianism: The Control Freak's Biggest Nightmare

• Population Bloom: We Are Not Bags of Garbage

• Fair Trade Fast Food: Why Not Manipulate Americans?

• The Least of These: People or Political Pawns?

• What Can Christians Learn from Ayn Rand?

• Objectivist Ethics vs. Christian Ethics: Is There Any Common Ground?

• The Ethics of Ayn Rand: Guest Post by a Rational Egoist

• Ayn Rand: Closer to Christianity than Marx

• Kick-off to Acton U: The Sacredness of the Human Person

• The Search for Self: It's Not About You (Until It Is)

• A Robot's Utopia: Socialism's Reduction of the Human Person

• The Magic of Regression: Following the Leader in Reverse

• Anti-Capitalism Christians: Confusion or Hypocrisy?

• Intergenerational Justice: What Is the Church's Role?

• Monopolies and Competition: Mom! Dad! AT&T's Not Sharing!

• It Takes a Market: Hillary Clinton, Milton Friedman, and the Family

• WALL-E vs. the Jetsons: Materialism and Technological Progress

• The Harmony of Individual Interests: Discovering the Common Good

• Materialistic Generosity: The Limits of Earthbound Altruism

• The Judges of Judgmentalism: Discerning Truth vs. People

• Collective Bullying: The Social Injustice of Public-Sector Unions

• The Age of Moderation: Western Ambivalence and the Moral Life

• No Dominion, No Stewardship: Property Rights and the Environment

• Superrational Self-Interest: Defining a Term

• Get Behind Me, Satan: Rejecting the Love of Man

• Tithes Untapped: The Potential Economic Power of the Church

• Planners and Searchers: Locating Demand Among the Poor

• The Redemptive Road Trip: Church Is Not a Gas Station

• Agents of Faith: Pursuing the Pillar of Fire

• Baby Can Stand: A Lesson in Empowerment, Risk, and Reward


2010


• Kingdom Economics: Transcending Scarcity

• Giving and Receiving: Christmas, Consumers, and Charity

• Health, Wealth, and Happiness: The Physical Benefits of Self-Sacrifice

• Melting Pot (or Not?): Democracy and Cultural Diversity

• Laid Off: Coping with Destruction

• Transformation Pays: The Spiritual Benefits of Self-Sacrifice

• Dear Ayn Rand: God Is Not a Communist Dictator

• Christian Morality and Human Rights: Standing Outside the Prison of Culture

• The Economic Spanking: Harsh Discipline from the Invisible Hand

• Theological Economics: A Third Way of Viewing Markets

• Regulating Temptation: How to Cut Off Your Own Hands

• My Intellectual Journey: Legos, Puzzles, and Communism

• Claiming the Christian Label: Intellectual Ownership and the Spiritual Journey

• The Ultimate Exchange Rate: Real Value in a Material World

• The Protectionist Impulse: "Why Do I Have to Share My Job with Jimmy?!"

• Biblical Justice vs. Worldly Justice: Avoiding the Scapegoat Mechanism

• The Devil Is in the Details: The Confusing Void in Glenn Beck's Crusade

• Morality and Economics: How Do We Discuss the Two?

• James Madison on Proposition 8: Factions, Federalism, and Gay Marriage

• Supernatural Devotion: Oswald Chambers on Self-Denial

• Deny Yourself: The Upside-Down Economics of Christianity

• Spirituality and Materialism: Calvin Coolidge on the Declaration of Independence

• Artificial Wealth: King Solomon on the Stimulus

• Jesus and the Rich Man: A Call to Radical Individualism

• Supported by Jehovah: Why We Named Our Son Josiah

• The Second Greatest Commandment: Love Your Neighbor as Yourself

• Defining Social Justice: True Justice Requires True Judgement

• It's Tax Day: How Charitable Do You Feel?

• Obedience vs. Sacrifice: King Saul and the Spoils of War

• Census 2010: Am I Breaking the Law?

• Health Care Reform: Physical and Spiritual Consequences

• The Hypothesis: Radical Individualism and True Community

• Kingdom's of Heaven and Earth: An Introduction