Category Archives: Culture

Obama Can Deny the Existence of Evil but He Can’t Make Evil Disappear

“The problem with you Americans is that you don’t believe in evil.” The charge is taken from a work of fiction, but it’s altogether true in fact. That sentence appears in Joel C. Rosenberg’s 2002 novel, The Last Jihad. Rosenberg is a … Continue reading

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What Iraq Teaches Us About Cultural Transformation

As ISIS marches through Iraq and Baghdad prepares for battle, the world is asking, “Whence the hard-won gains of intervention by the US and its allies?”  The growing crisis presents opportunity for plenty of rumination and reflection; not all of it helpful. … Continue reading

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Guinness: The Brand that Made God Look Good

Arthur Guinness operated a brewery for the glory of God. You could say he was part of the Monday Church of his generation. On Sunday Christ followers gather for worship, fellowship, and equipping. On Monday they go all over the city to be the … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Calls for Social Responsibility, part 2 of 2

On May 19 Pope Francis met with UN General Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and executives from the United Nations Agencies, Funds and Programmes meeting in Rome.  He called upon the United Nations to contribute to a worldwide ethical mobilization. Here … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Calls for Social Responsibility, Part 1 of 2

On May 19 Pope Francis met with UN General Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and executives from the United Nations Agencies, Funds and Programmes meeting in Rome.  He called upon the United Nations to contribute to a worldwide ethical mobilization. Much … Continue reading

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A Female Mom and a Male Dad: What Every Child Needs

Every child needs a male father and a female mother. So wrote Archbishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires before becoming Pope Francis. In a day where there is personal and cultural confusion about what it means to be a … Continue reading

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William Wilberforce: A Model for Today

Some 180 years after his death, William Wilberforce has something to teach us. That’s partly because his world and our world have a lot in common. In most of the ways that matter to Christians, many societies are sliding backwards. Sometimes … Continue reading

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Body, Mind, Spirit: Which Matters?

The Bible has a lot to say about the human body. The body matters to Christ. Christianity is a religion of the body, as well as the mind and the spirit; all three are the creation of God. So, for … Continue reading

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Truth, Rhetoric, and Freedom: Words Matter

Truth matters in the real world. When John identifies Jesus Christ as the Word who “became flesh and dwelt among us,” he says, in the same breath, “and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from … Continue reading

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Jesus the Benefactor

We don’t usually think of Jesus as a benefactor. Maybe we’ve missed something. The word “benefactor” evokes the picture of a wealthy person who is generous with his money. A benefactor freely shares with others from his own abundant means. … Continue reading

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