Was the American Founding a Christian Event? (Politics of the Real, 3)

Laurie discusses Chapters 1 and 2 of DC Schindler’s The Politics of the Real: The Church Between Liberalism and Integralism, In this section, she concentrates on what Schindler thinks is the fallout of liberalism, what we’ve gained during the rise of liberalism, why “Nature’s God” is a generic or empty God, and why the American founding was not a Christian event. … More Was the American Founding a Christian Event? (Politics of the Real, 3)

Liberalism vs. Christianity (DC Schindler’s The Politics of the Real–2)

Laurie discusses some of DC Schindler’s main themes in his introduction and first chapter in The Politics of the Real: The Church Between Liberalism and Integralism. Among the arguments Schindler makes that are challenging to contemporary sensibilities: that the combination of Christianity with Roman Institutions was not a mistake but somehow an unfolding of Christianity’s presence in the world, and that Liberalism is a “dis-incarnation” that strikes at the root of Christianity itself and is inherently atheistic. … More Liberalism vs. Christianity (DC Schindler’s The Politics of the Real–2)

The Politics of the Real by DC Schindler: Intro to Series

Get ready for a series on DC Schindler’s The Politics of the Real: The Church Between Liberalism and Integralism. This video introduces Schindler as a scholar. I discuss why I want to read his book, and something of the larger context of which it is a part. What do we make of a book written primarily for a Catholic audience, and an informed one at that? How do we approach it–and why should we do so? … More The Politics of the Real by DC Schindler: Intro to Series

Who Was Dorothy Day? (Christian Anarchism Clip 5)

In this selection from the final session of Summer Seminar 2022 on Christian Anarchism, I discuss Dorothy Day’s background and motivation for co-founding the Catholic Worker movement with Peter Maurin. Dorothy Day is currently being considered for sainthood by the Catholic Church, and there is a growing interest in her philosophy and work.

The Maurin Academy’s next short series, on Agricultural biotechnology and information technology, will start in late August. Sign up on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/agriculture-biotechnology-the-information-economy-tickets-373417821757More Who Was Dorothy Day? (Christian Anarchism Clip 5)

The Amish and Bruderhof Are Partly Right (Christian Anarchism Clip 4)

In this segment from the fourth session of the Christian Anarchism Summer Seminar, I discuss the pros and cons of communities like the Amish and Bruderhof. The inherently exclusive nature of such communities is both heir strength and weakness. Is there any way to learn from them while doing something that includes more people and thus has more promise for solving social and environmental problems?

The Maurin Academy’s next short series, on Agricultural biotechnology and information technology will start in late August. Sign up on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/agriculture-biotechnology-the-information-economy-tickets-373417821757More The Amish and Bruderhof Are Partly Right (Christian Anarchism Clip 4)

Why Overturning Roe is Not a Victory

Abortion in the US is a part of the torn social fabric that pro-life Christians, along with everyone else, have created.Without taking real responsibility for that reality, the changes in state law will probably just make things worse. What would Christians have to do next to be truly pro-life and to abandon what Pope John Paul II called the culture of death? … More Why Overturning Roe is Not a Victory

Why Religion and Politics Don’t Go Together (Christian Anarchism Clip 2)

The second session of the Summer 2022 Christian Anarchism seminar went deeper into major themes in Christian Anarchism, including the importance of the Sermon on the Mount. The Jesus that emerges in that sermon is a revolutionary, but not the typical type. The ideas in the sermon and elsewhere in Jesus’ teaching reveal a God … More Why Religion and Politics Don’t Go Together (Christian Anarchism Clip 2)

Why Is It So Hard to Change Anything? Christian Anarchism 1, Clip (ft. the Radical Liberal Chomsky)

This is a section of my ongoing seminar on Christian Anarchism, Summer 2022. Why is it so hard for people to break free of the liberal world view and actually see and take up the challenge, and the life and action-altering depth of a religious commitment? With their insistence that Christianity and government are not friends but foes, Christian anarchists may help us recognize our own blockages and accept (at least a little) the challenge. … More Why Is It So Hard to Change Anything? Christian Anarchism 1, Clip (ft. the Radical Liberal Chomsky)