Author: Greg Forster

Theologies of Public Life: Shared Space or Secular Space?

Fourth in a series. To quote G.K. Chesterton, “the following propositions have been urged”: That we lack an account of what makes a social space a “public” space That this gap helps explain our failure to theologize well the particular kinds of social spaces in which most people do most of their work (business, government, etc.) That it also helps explain…

Explaining that Strange Post

Those of you who subscribe to TGR via email just got a post that was meant for another blog, where I write about education research. Since it would have been a very offbeat post for TGR, and even contains some off-color language, I guess an explanation is in order. I just took over some administrative duties here at TGR and after…

Unambiguously Bad Idea: The Universal Basic Income and the Wall

Second in a series. Our chapel series here this semester is on reconciliation. This week, among other things, the sermon invoked Bonhoeffer’s “cheap grace” and exhorted us not to seek a “cheap reconciliation.” I’m thinking about that as I sit down to explain why the universal basic income will not only give more power to racism, but also build the Wall…