The Role of a President

The modern political world often idealizes leaders who “get things done” — in other words, are able to enact an agenda effectively. I see a lot of merit in the arguments for a more powerful executive, though to be fair I have not personally acquainted myself with the arguments against the strong executive. While I am relatively unanchored concerning this debate, I nevertheless want to explore ideas in this piece that look toward scripture to highlight the proper role of a President. To start, consider one of the most pertinent passages regarding this topic when Israel receives its king in … Continue reading “The Role of a President”

Morning Walk March for Life 2022

Dear Readers, It has been three years since Morning Walk launched the Morning Walk website. We have had a lot of fun learning, sharing, and sharpening one another (Proverbs 27:17) to grow closer to God. Thank you for following our website and for giving your attention to our thoughts along the way. Over the past three years, we have published over 150 articles, organized several Morning Walk meetings throughout the country, been to the March for Life in D.C., Chicago, and San Francisco, and hosted our first conference and convention. Last year, we were not able to arrange a trip … Continue reading “Morning Walk March for Life 2022”

Morning Walk Marches for Life (2020)

Many thanks to all who came and to those who supported our trip to the March for Life this year! Here are some pictures from the March for Life in Washington, DC and from the Walk for Life in San Francisco:

An Update from Morning Walk: Looking Forward to the March for Life 2020

Dear Readers, It has been a year since Morning Walk launched the Morning Walk Website. For those of you who don’t know, Morning Walk is a community of young traditional Christians from all three branches – Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant. The group makes it possible for devout believers to acquire true and close friends who are interested in theological discussions and a strong relationship with Christ. We make an effort to go in depth intellectually, encouraging debate about controversial and sensitive issues. Despite the differences in theological beliefs within the group, we unite in our effort to promote the Gospel … Continue reading “An Update from Morning Walk: Looking Forward to the March for Life 2020”

In Defense of Direct Dialogue

When groups with differing paradigms come together to engage in direct contact, the resulting clash is horrendous, destructive, charged with emotions. The Proud Boys in Portland, Antifa in Berkeley, an 85-year-old protester beaten up outside a Planned Parenthood in San Francisco, a boy in DC who had the nerve to smile at a Native American with a drum–the list goes on. I’ve seen some myself: an old man mocked and bullied for wearing an NRA hat at a Vons in Santa Monica (how dare he!), a girl kicked by fellow students while studying in a lobby during the 2016 election. … Continue reading “In Defense of Direct Dialogue”

Taking Abortion Seriously

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There is no issue in American politics like abortion. There is no issue as divisive that affects as many as deeply as abortion. Every year, millions of lives will be impacted by abortion. Primarily, the impact falls on the mother and the ‘being’ in the womb. But also, the father, the grandparents, the siblings, the friends, the children born and children yet to be born one sibling short. In many political debates, the discussion relates to diverging means of reaching the same end: a prosperous America. But in abortion there cannot be the success of one side without the other … Continue reading “Taking Abortion Seriously”

The Worst Argument of All

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“You are not pro-life; you are pro-birth!” It is a common objection that the pro-life movement faces. In this article I will argue that this argument is not only fallacious and illogical, but also condescending, pathological, and destructive. It is the worst political argument ever made, and this fact should be common knowledge. I will not attempt to state the argument in my own words, because my extreme bias against it will likely butcher the point one way or another. Joan Chittister, a Catholic nun, provides the most well-known statement of this argument; thus I will represent it with a … Continue reading “The Worst Argument of All”