Here is What I Know – God Loves LGBTQ People

James McCarty III reflects on the Orlando massacre to declare that God loves all LGBTQ people. Full stop.

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‘We Gon’ Be Alright’: On the Radical Practice of Black Self-Care

Ben Sanders suggests that Kendrick Lamar reminds us of the importance of Black self-care and self-love in the journey for racial justice.

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Trump Perfect Candidate for Antiheroic America

Jermaine McDonald argues that Donald Trump signifies an antiheroic America committed to national narcissism, psychopathy, and winning at any cost.

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Campus Ministry and Christian Social Ethics

Dr. James McCarty III explains why campus ministry is an excellent alt-ac option for those with graduate degrees in Christian Ethics.

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The Irony of Aviation History: A Niebuhrian Visit to the Dayton Aviation Trail

Drawing on Reinhold Niebuhr’s idea of irony, Bradley Burroughs reminds us that technological advances do not necessarily lead to moral advances.

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The Death of Christian America?

John Senior, drawing on Reinhold Niebuhr, argues that for the United States to be a Christian nation it must be open to prophetic judgment.

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MLK on Black Power and Black Lives Matter

Jermaine McDonald argues that Dr. King’s analysis of the benefits and potential drawbacks of Black Power provides a useful template for Black Lives Matter.

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Star Wars, Storm Troopers, and the Banality of Evil

In the Storm Troopers of all ages, then, we find a mirror held up to ourselves that forces us to ask where our animosity, sublimated egoism, and ambition have made us too agents of evil and that calls us to pray to God and work with dedication that such evils may be rooted out from our lives and our world.

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Why Reparations Matter

John E. Senior takes on TaNahisi Coates’ call for reparations as a call for the nation to repent, actively take responsibility for the harm done by its history of racism, and work to repair the harm.

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Watering “Strange Fruit” Trees: Flint and the Lack of Catholic Solidarity

By refusing to engage in the vulgarities of such systemic violence, particularly in our own churches, we forget our executed God, and his complete identification with those who suffer. It is about time that we get vulgar in precisely the ways our theological traditions lend themselves to. If we do not, we too are responsible for watering those trees that bear ‘strange fruit.’

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Queer Indecency, Larycia Hawkins, and the Practice of Solidarity

What Hawkins’ choice(s) force us to confront is the extent to which we are willing to be indecent and stand in non-normative, creative relation to the proscriptions that some religious institutions proscribe.

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Speaking of the Dead: Writing, Representation, and the Afterlives of Warriors

Dr. Myles Werntz argues that the ethics of memory require us to remember the “flesh and blood” of historical figures rather than as “ideals” to be appropriated for our own ends.

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