George Luke

George Luke

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George Luke is a 2019 Alcuin Intern. A graduate of Bethlehem College & Seminary and Vanderbilt University, he enjoys writing and talking about theology, philosophy, and politics. When not doing either, he's probably with his wife or reading a book. 

Recent blog posts by this author

How to Ensure Productive Thanksgiving Debates

We all have ideas we defend religiously, especially in a debate with others. There’s the passionate friend who sees capitalist abuses in the homeless man on the street. Or the neighbor who sees any defense of national borders as an assault on...

The Secular Religion of Socialism

It’s the end of the world as we know it and we don’t feel fine. We see it in the “how dare you” of Greta Thunberg and in Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s lament over colonialism, climate change, and the impact on her future children. It shows up in the...

The End of the Electoral College Is Closer Than You Think

Two hundred seventy votes. That’s all that’s needed for state legislatures to undermine the checks and balances imposed by the Electoral College. The National Popular Vote bill already has the approval of 16 jurisdictions with 196 votes. Once it...

John Money, David Reimer, and the Dark Origins of the Transgender Movement

The other day I asked my colleagues if they had ever heard of John Money. “No,” they replied, “who is he?” They’re not the only clueless ones. I’ll wager that most millennials don’t know the man who invented the terms “gender identity,” “sexual...

Piers Morgan and Transgender Guest: 100 Genders Is Too Many

Should Piers Morgan be fired for his view on gender? The BBC recently endorsed an apparatus to support more than two gender identities. Piers Morgan highlighted this decision in an interview with gay journalist Benjamin Butterworth during which...

Obama and Kanye on Woke Culture: ‘Get Over That Fast’

Recently, President Obama made some choice comments about woke culture. You know, that’s not activism. That’s not bringing about change. If all you’re doing is casting stones, you’re probably not going to get that far.  President...

What the Death of ISIS Means for Us

On October 26th, Abu Bakhr Al-Baghdadi, leader of ISIS was killed. President Trump later reported that Al-Baghdadi’s successor has also been “terminated.” President Trump gave a press address Sunday morning confirming Al-Baghdadi's death,...

Why Mike Pence Shouldn't Shut Up About China

Two words. Ball handling. Basketball Hall of Famer Charles Barkley had a point when he pointed out that LeBron James is getting older and needs to learn who to pass to. Barkley’s critique of LeBron’s play should extend to his own politics...

What the Left and Right Get Wrong About Immigration

Recently, the Supreme Court agreed to review a case concerning due process rights for non-citizens. The dispute between left and right on this question revolves around the complexity of due process for non-citizens – legal permanent...

How Playing Boardgames Can Help Us Live Better Lives

Recently, my wife and I were playing a board game with some friends. She won. She didn’t want to. She wanted the rest of the group to win instead. At a crucial point in the game, she offered to make a move that would have reduced the gap...

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