Gender

Gender and Entitlement

Sunday, 24th September 2017

from Sept. 24, 2017

It’s really, really hard to look at yourself and think about the social forces that gave you the good things you have. It’s much easier to naturalize the world as… Continue reading…

Disasters

Hurricane Irma update 2

Thursday, 14th September 2017

From Sept. 14, 2017

More thoughts that come out of Hurricane Irma.

I’ve long identified myself, theologically, as closer to the Anabaptist/Mennonite tradition than anything else. And what most people associate with that tradition is… Continue reading…

Disasters

Hurricane Irma update 1

Thursday, 14th September 2017

from Sept. 14, 2017

Ongoing Hurricane Irma update (I know, everyone has moved on to the next thing, but in Florida and Texas and India and Bangladesh and other places it continues after the news… Continue reading…

Canada, Universities

Phil Merklinger, RIP

Monday, 19th June 2017

From June 19, 2017

Just heard that an old friend passed away. Phil Merklinger, the other half of the philosophy department for the entire time I was at Augustana University College in Camrose. And, besides… Continue reading…

Ethics, Politics

Moral Geography

Monday, 20th February 2017

From Feb. 20, 2017

I’m interested in the contours of the moral universe in which Trumpists reside. Lying is clearly not a problem with anyone. Sexual abuse is fine – yea for pussy grabbing. Hypocrisy… Continue reading…

Politics

Trump as Commodus

Thursday, 9th February 2017

I was watching Gladiator not long ago, and it just hit me: I’ve seen this movie before. Or rather, I am seeing it again. Donald Trump is the Emperor Commodus. He’s all about show. He… Continue reading…