In a recent post I mentioned Jesus’ formulation of the Golden Rule. It shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone that even this principle has come under attack. For one thing, it’s common to hear someone point out that the reciprocity principle behind the Golden Rule did not begin with Jesus as though this in some way impugns Jesus’ wisdom […]
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When it comes to hobby horse subjects, we really don’t want answers to our objections; we want acquiescence.
It is a wonderful and important turn of events that relatives and friends of the victims of the shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal are showing forgiveness toward the shooter. Relatives of the nine people shot down during a Bible study session inside their historic black church confronted the 21-year-old suspect Friday during his initial […]
A friend of mine shared a recent post on the blog, “A Holy Experience”. The blogger, author/speaker Ann Voskamp, was so moved by the plight of poor Iranians that she visited Iran in a relief effort. She’s written a bit of other stuff regarding the humanitarian crisis there, but this was the first I ran across. There are […]
To you, the one whose first reflex is to assume justification and seek reasons for abusive behavior in the powerful but refuses to extend this courtesy to the powerless ones reacting against it, To the one who sees a people group acting in violence and unquestioningly blames their race or religion instead of seeking […]
Jesus treated disenfranchised sinners as victims of the righteous rulers. Leaders have to be held accountable for their failure to administer the balm of true righteousness to the sufferers in their charge.
A recent story that suggested that atheists are more intelligent than religious people has blown up in social media. I imagine some people will want to examine some of the methodology and assumptions behind the study. I’m not going to attempt evaluating the study or its results other than to say that there are several points that […]