Just War in the Christian Tradition: A Literature Review

The origin of the just war tradition is rooted in Augustine (AD 354-430), moves into the medieval period with the Catholic monks Gratian (“the father of canon law”) and Thomas Aquinas, then into the Reformation period with the stalwart reformers, Martin Luther and John Calvin.  Luther was the first major figure in the just war … Continue reading Just War in the Christian Tradition: A Literature Review

The Administrative State & Its Discontents

A paper in fulfillment of The U.S. Presidency, Congress & Bureaucracy at American Public University as part of the Master's in Political Science (Public Policy). Abstract American constitutional government has long been threatened by an ever-expanding federal bureaucracy known as the administrative state.  This paper addresses the historical and ideological roots of the administrative state, … Continue reading The Administrative State & Its Discontents

A Gay President is Off the Table…for Now

In the past few days we've seen Democratic presidential candidates dropping off one-by-one as they secede from the race. Buttigieg seceded on March 1, taking what could have been an historical event in American history off the table -- namely, the first gay president. Whether or not his election to office was likely is beside … Continue reading A Gay President is Off the Table…for Now

A Concise Theology of Government: Its Institution, Purpose & Law

What follows is by no means an exhaustive treatment of a political philosophy of government, nor does it contain a comparative approach to government.  Instead, what follows is the laying of a foundation and framework for the guidance of further study and structure of thought.  The content of this article is structured on Romans 13:1-10, … Continue reading A Concise Theology of Government: Its Institution, Purpose & Law

A Review of Political Thought: A Student’s Guide (by Hunter Baker)

The following is a review of the book, Political Thought: A Student’s Guide (Crossway: 2012), which is part of the Reclaiming the Christian Intellectual Tradition series and is written by Hunter Baker. To those who are new to the subject of political thought/philosophy/theory, Baker’s book will prove to be a friendly introduction to some of … Continue reading A Review of Political Thought: A Student’s Guide (by Hunter Baker)