Dylan Pahman is a research fellow at the Acton Institute, where he serves as executive editor of the Journal of Markets & Morality. He earned his MTS in historical theology from Calvin Theological Seminary.
In addition to his work as an editor, Dylan has authored several peer-reviewed articles, conference papers, essays, and one book: Foundations of a Free & Virtuous Society (Acton Institute, 2017). He has also lectured on a wide variety of topics, including Orthodox Christian social thought, the history of Christian monastic enterprise, the Reformed statesman and theologian Abraham Kuyper, and academic publishing, among others.
Posts by Dylan Pahman
August 28, 2019
Today in the Orthodox Church we commemorate St. Moses the Ethiopian, also simply known as St. Moses the Black. His life and teachings have enriched the Christian spiritual tradition for more than 1,600 years, and he has something to teach us about the concept of vocation. Continue Reading...
August 15, 2019
“Space,” proclaimed the memorable opening to the original Star Trek series, is “the final frontier.”
The image of the frontier, and its historic importance to Americans especially, has been part of our national discourse since at least historian Frederick J. Continue Reading...
August 05, 2019
Back in the 1990s, the debut of Magic: The Gathering
marked a new form of gaming: collectible card games. While many may remember it similarly to Pogs, for example, Magic survived where Pogs did not. Continue Reading...
August 01, 2019
Last night was the second night of the Democrats’ second primary debate. It is the last some candidates will appear on stage, as they likely won’t meet the higher threshold for the third debate in September. Continue Reading...
July 09, 2019
The newest season of Netflix’s sci-fi horror series Stranger Things
released on July 4, and I’m happy to report that season 3 has a new hero, and her name is Erica. Continue Reading...
July 01, 2019
The Democrats had their first presidential primary debate last week, and immigration was a central focus both nights. Poor conditions of refugees and others detained crossing the southern border have been in the news all year. Continue Reading...
June 28, 2019
The newest issue of the Journal of Markets & Morality
has been published both in print and online here
Scholarly contributions range from a study of joy and labor in Ecclesiastes, virtue and vice in the American founding, whistleblowing, and the economics and ethics of education, including a Controversy debating the merits and demerits of the tenure system. Continue Reading...
June 11, 2019
John Stossel says, “Yes,” at least according to a recent video at Reason
In the video, “Don’t Be Scared of Designer Babies,” Stossel interviews Georgetown University Professor Jason Brennan, who offers the following unhelpful and patronizing strawman of anyone who objects to the idea of using gene-editing technology to engineer one’s offspring however one wants:
When you have any kind of intervention into the body that’s new, people think it’s icky. Continue Reading...
June 03, 2019
Last week the Mackinac Center — a think tank that focuses on public policy in Michigan — published a new study: “Workforce Development in Michigan.”
The study, authored by Hope College economics professor, Acton research fellow, and Journal of Markets & Morality
associate editor Sarah Estelle, examines the wide variety of skills-training and employment programs in the state. Continue Reading...
May 24, 2019
At Respect Life Radio, University of St. Thomas professor of Catholic Studies David Deavel invokes Lord Acton’s famous dictum in a two-part conversation on the differences between the trendy, popular socialism in our politics today and many actual socialist states, both historically and in the present. Continue Reading...