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Stewart Clem

The Rev. Dr. Stewart Clem is associate professor of moral theology at Aquinas Institute of Theology (St. Louis, Missouri) and theologian-in-residence at The Church of St. Michael & St. George.

What Was St. Paul’s Conversion?

On this day, January 25, Anglicans and other Christians across the globe celebrate the Conversion of St. Paul the Apostle. What kind of conversion...

The Fulness of Time: Lancelot Andrewes on Advent and the Words of Scripture

  A cold coming we had of it, Just the worst time of the year For a journey, and such a long journey: The ways deep and the...

Healthcare and Christian Witness in a Secular Age

When your car breaks down, you take it to a mechanic. After diagnosing the problem, the mechanic gives you an estimate. You consider your...

Building for Humans: A Primer on Christian Architecture

How do we know that God cares about architecture? Perhaps the clearest answer is found in the book of Exodus. In fact, most of...

What’s Wrong with Big Business?

Remember when Amazon was an online bookstore? You can still buy books on Amazon, of course, because you can buy just about everything there....

Welcome to Pre-Advent

  No, Target: we do not agree that Christmas begins on November 1. You must be thinking of All Saints’ Day. Christmas begins after first...

Kingdom Logic and the Ethics of Almsgiving

“He’s just going to spend it on drugs.” “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish...

How to Be an Angry Christian, According to Thomas Aquinas

People are angry. Given everything that’s happened in 2020, combined with the unlimited opportunities created by the internet for expressing our anger, this might...

The Ninth Commandment, “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor”

Part of a series on the Ten Commandments. The Bible does not condone lying. Or does it? On the one hand, when lying is considered in the abstract,...

White Christian Fallacies

By Stewart Clem Every Christian I know believes that racism is a sin. Yes, there are some who claim the title “Christian” while espousing white...