The present-day impulse to misread the Bible merely as a self-help book is almost irresistible. A good example may be James 1:19-20, “Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; 20 for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God (ESV).”
“High church” and “low church” mean different things to different people Here are some typical distinctions . . .
Jonathan Haidt, a social psychologist, university professor, and NYT best-selling author, has for years been trying to help Liberals understand why they have so much difficulty in communicating with ordinary Americans. Copyright American Conservative. Use here in critical commentary is fair use.
It’s a truism that pure democracy only works well within a small community. Copyright BUSINESSINSIDER.COM.Use here in critical commentary is considered fair use. That’s because pure democracy requires intense participation that’s not possible in larger groups with less-interested participants. So when attempted on a larger scale, democracy must be subordinated to non-democratic institutions to prevent […]
Aristotle’s Four Causes provide a useful model for analyzing the question of whether climate change “causes” terrorism. By way of introduction, the figure below illustrates how the four types of causes come together to produce a home.
Picked this up from NewsBusters … Copyrighted image. Use here in critical commentary is considered fair use. I turned on MSNBC this morning in the admittedly masochistic hope of seeing Melissa Harris-Perry, only to find Harry Smith — of all people — hosting continuing coverage of the Paris attacks and related issues. After running clips […]
\\\ Trigger Warning \\\ The New Testament (NT) documents can’t be treated as entirely normative for the present-day church … “Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch” from The Bible and Its Story by Charles Horne and Julius Brewer, public domain
Survey results show popular attitudes toward Christians are frequently negative, with words like “hypocritical, judgmental, old-fashioned, too political, out of touch with reality, insensitive to others, and boring” coming to mind.
Did you hear the one about the “shotgun wedding” involving a same-sex couple?
Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, 10 nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God — 1 Cor 6:9-10 The […]
Walt Kelley’s most famous quote, “we have met the enemy and he is us,” best illuminates how gay activists – a tiny percent of the population – have so successfully upended age-old understandings of gender and marriage.
MAJOR PREMISE: “All true Scotsmen are fishermen.” MINOR PREMISE: “Ole MacDonald is not a fisherman.” CONCLUSION: “Ole MacDonald is no true Scotsman.”
Ted Olson and Tony Perkins on Fox News Sunday, 12 Oct 2014, debate Supreme Court’s decision not to consider gay marriage. (Copyrighted image. Use here in critical commentary is fair use.) How does the marriage of a single, same-sex couple damage the traditional marriage of the couple next door?
The Harvard Crimson has a better alternative to the First Amendment.