Confessions of a Haunted Christian Ethicist

Confessions of a Haunted Christian Ethicist

Since October 7, I have been haunted by biblical texts and questions. The hauntings began with two sessions in my Introduction to Hebrew Bible class.  In that class, we look at biblical texts in their historical and literary contexts to determine how their meaning...
Moral Passion: Unleashed but Ungrounded

Moral Passion: Unleashed but Ungrounded

I had to ground some of the outlets in the first house we bought. It was dirty work. The process required entering a cramped crawl space that was inhabited by camelback crickets, a species that looked too much like the face-hugger in the movie “Alien” for me to be...
Three Resolutions for a New Year

Three Resolutions for a New Year

Many of us make resolutions at the start of a new year, so let me propose three that move beyond goals typically found on such lists. 1. Let us resolve to acknowledge our true place in the universe. “Oh” was all my son could say when he saw the majesty of the Sierra...