Archive Civic Polity Nota Bene Reformed Irenicism Simon Kennedy

Bucer on Civil Education

In his¬†De Regno Christi¬†(1550), Martin Bucer propagates a number of laws for the establishment of a Christian commonwealth. One is that there ought to be education for all young people. This was, in part, to prevent idleness, which was an evident concern to Bucer. But it was also the case that Bucer wanted to improve […]

Archive Nota Bene Steven Wedgeworth The Natural Family

Conservatives, Economics, and the Family

Ross Douthat had an intriguing article in the Sunday Review of the New York Times about the strong correlation between healthy families and personal economic success. He argues, I think rightly, that easier access to divorce and abortion has drastically hurt the family among America’s lower class, thus worsening the great divide. He also points […]