I’ve been thinking quite a bit since I clicked “publish” on the post just prior to this one about the potential can of worms that is opened when contentious issues like transgenderism and abortion are brought into any conversation. In that post, I used examples drawn from these very contemporary and very relevant topics to … Continue reading The Can of Worms
My overall goal is to speak not just to Christians but those non-Chritsians and non-theists who see the absurdity in this project but do not have the resources to deal with it or speak out against it. Those resources exist. They exist in the Bible, in the Christian worldview, and in the worldview substantiated by the bulk of our philosophical and intellectual heritage in the West. But to fight for them we must know them and understand them. And then, we must employ them.
The existence of a common basis for reason is often overlooked as a source of freedom. In our individualistic way of thinking about and defining freedom, we too often want to believe that being without boundaries is the definition of freedom.
Whether one wants to admit it or not, the ideals of the rule of law first developed in an environment that held a biblical worldview.
Christianity has nothing to fear from attacks or alternative points of view. It should be ready and willing to accept any intellectual challenge because, when all the information is stacked up, no other worldview can account for it all.
Whenever we think we understand what an ideologue is saying it is usually at the precise moment that we have no concept of what they're saying.
If ever there was a clear and undeniable example of Marx's conception of alienation, then the collection and use of user data by the big tech corporations is that example.
Adopting either position just to fit into whatever political group I tend to favor means that I've done nothing more than sell out my faith as just one more interest group to be courted and won by the reigning political elites.
Daring to be a Daniel is not, necessarily, as the classic retelling of chapter 6 as a morality play would have it, resisting the powers that be.
It is all too common today, and I speak mainly of the United States, for Christians to assume that a lack of political power means a lack of cultural and moral influence. However, it is more biblical--and more historical--to think the opposite: political power equates to a diminished influence.