Echoes of Enlightenment on an Ordinary Day

Echoes of Enlightenment on an Ordinary Day

Immanuel Kant was one of the influential voices in what we now call the “Enlightenment.” In that period, mostly during the 18th century, the confluence of scientific discovery and philosophical inquiry ushered in what we now consider to be the modern age. Kant was...
Is Christianity More Than a Moral Philosophy?

Is Christianity More Than a Moral Philosophy?

Over my own decades of paying attention to the varied — and I mean really varied — ways Christianity is defined and expressed, there have been those who note that more is involved or required than simply following the moral philosophy of Jesus. My first encounter with...
Why It Matters if Ethics are Agenda- or Need-Based

Why It Matters if Ethics are Agenda- or Need-Based

Can you explain the distinction between a philosophy and an ideology? A political science professor 50 years ago helped me clarify my thinking around these terms. He suggested that a philosophy is an open-ended search for, and refinement of, an understanding of truth...