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Andrew Schwartz

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Summa Cum Laude historian out of Old Dominion University and former Virginia bureaucrat. Currently serving God at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, PA; ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church in America; husband and father of four; writing on philosophy, theology, history, and politics. Previously published as "Tenebras Lux" due to professional intolerance.

The Beginnings of Socialism, III: “The Religion of Humanity”

Universal philanthropy, on the other hand, would subordinate everything to collective interests — each individual playing his part in the world, just as each star selflessly plays its part in the universe.

American Socialism, Part II: The Utility of Man

Civilization was a machine, and a wise enough tinkerer could improve that machine. Machines rely on order and cannot abide chaos; machines rely on collective operation; independent or unpredictable variables are dangerous. Above all, machines are agnostic to transcendent morality, and are strictly concerned with utility.

American Socialism, Part I: Beginnings

The presupposition of Biblical human depravity was slowly replaced by the extra-Biblical ideal that men can not only improve themselves, but can take measures to improve their neighbors.

Biden Still Needs Grace

In 2016 I walked away from the Republican Party over the primary election of Donald Trump. But I never denigrated anyone who supported him....

A Warning to the Election Winners

Most people realize the conversation about the election is not over, and those who technically won the election would be wise to take that conversation very seriously.

This Election Is About Joe Biden

No Christian should vote for a president who is bound and controlled by a government that persecutes our brothers and sisters in Christ.

Not Killing Babies Must Be a Moral Priority

The recent law in New York, and this recent legislation in Virginia, have made the reality of abortion much more evident, and people are realizing more and more that not killing babies needs to be a moral priority.

On Subjective Emotion and Objective Truth

When meaning is found in subjective emotion instead of objective truth, it’s no wonder the frauds will create passion from the banal.

What is Our Sexual Ethic Now?

#MeToo and the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh have the nation asking some very important questions about our sexual ethics. Are they too ambiguous or too clear-cut? Too prudish or too loose?

The Real Problem with Nike’s “Just Do It” Campaign

Nike’s “Just Do It” campaign implicitly ties self-meaning to the ability to do; and by doing, you have; and by having, you matter.
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