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By C. Ben Mitchell

Who counts as a person? Today’s question in the abortion debate

I had the dubious distinction of graduating from high school in 1973, the year Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton where handed down by the Supreme Court, giving the US the most permissive abortion policy in the Western world. I remember well the question everyone was asking at that time: “When does human life …

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What Happens When Civilizations Die?

Jonathan Sacks is the erudite chief rabbi of Great Britain. He was educated at Oxford under Bernard Williams, the famous moral philosopher who also happened to be an atheist.  In his volume, The Great Partnership: Science, Religion and the Search for Meaning (Schoken, 2012), Rabbi Sacks assesses what happens when religious faith collapses under the …

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Surprise at Newtown’s Massacre Rests on a Faulty Anthropology

Despite the holiday season, the Newtown school killings brought a nation to its knees in shock and sadness. Dear little ones lost their lives in a senseless act of mass homicide. Only the most callous individual would not grieve over the loss of life, the heartbreak the parents feel, and the stolen potential of those …

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