Tag: Happiness

Ethics, Book-Review, Christianity, Philosophy

Book Review: The Gospel of Happiness

Book Review: The Gospel of Happiness: Rediscover Your Faith Through Spiritual Practices and Positive Psychology by Christopher Kaczor Introduction I found out about this book from twitter, when James K.A. Smith mentioned anticipating it’s release. I had never heard of the author before, but he’s an ethics professor with his PhD from Notre Dame. The …

Ethics, Philosophy

Adler’s Moral Axiom

As far as I can tell, there are three major problems in ethical thinking today: Disconnecting ethics from happiness and therefore thinking that personal well-being and pleasure have nothing to do with ethics. Hedonism: The idea that right and wrong is only a matter of what leads to the highest personal pleasure. In social ethics, this means …

Bible, Christianity

Reflections on Abraham

What is a father? Genesis presents Abraham as being the father of many nations. The whole Bible presents the Israelites as the ‘sons of Abraham’ on multiple occasions. The New Testament, in particular, presents anybody with appropriate faith in God (whatever that means…but usually faith in Christ) as a child of Abraham. This is significant …