I had a chance to watch some of the interfaith service in Dallas honoring the victims of the terrible shooting. The portion I watched was Pres. Obama’s eulogy. In it the President said that Americans need to fight cynicism..¹ Cynicism is an inclination to believe that people are motivated purely by self-interest; skepticism.an inclination to … More Rebuilding Genuineness and Confidence in a Culture of Pessimism and Cynicism
The major and underlying problem in America is deeply rooted, moral, and spiritual. We continue to have problems with racism, division, and violence. In sociology, we learn about social problems in culture. They are the result of factors which present unique challenges to both communities and people personally. They are also interrelated, meaning that one problem … More Continuing Problems in America
Should We Pray for Both Victims and Victimizers? Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? Up to seven times? Jesus said to Peter, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.” (Matt.18:21-22) Once again our nation has been rocked by a … More Should We Pray for Both Victims and Victimizers
Mary and I have watched some of the traditional Christmas programming. Some are familiar (Rudolph), but others are not so traditional (Shrek the Halls). When Frosty the Snowman came on I actually had the time to watch it. I’ve seen it before and I’m sure that many people have enjoyed it for years. At my … More Frosty the Snowman: A Tract for Pro-life Thinking?
Christianity is not a religion of legalism, but of responsibility. When we live in a world where most opt to answer their questions according to the pulse of the culture, then we can become confused. Confusion is not a characteristic of the gospel. It is a simple message of redemption about Christ. We, on the … More Not Legalism.
I’ve been thinking about what to add to the conversation over the Healthcare vote on Sunday. The following are some of my immediate observations Sunday night. The context is an article describing Rep. Stupak’s deal with Obama about the executive order which bans federal funding for abortions. (Note: it is interesting that this whole thing … More On the Sunday Vote.