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Now I want to look in detail at the New Year’s carol – Joy to the World. In the next installments of this blog series we will examine the significance of each stanza for our lives as we enter this … Continue reading
Like so many young people today, Isaac Watts (1674-1748.) was frustrated with the quality of the hymns at his church. After one Sunday service, he complained to his father, who challenged Isaac that if he did not like the hymns, he … Continue reading
But it is here that we need to make a distinction. This is a distinction that most people, including Barack Obama, fail to make. The distinction is between what we might call ideological pluralism and political/social pluralism. Dictionary.com provides us … Continue reading
A few weeks ago, our good friend Ana from Brazil sent us a note with a video clip of Barack Obama’s comments on whether the USA was a Christian nation. The tape, titled Obama and Religion, was from a message … Continue reading
James Davidson Hunter, the William R. Kenan Professor of Sociology and Religious Studies at the University of Virginia, has written a profound book that helps us understand the impact of language on moral development. In his book, The Death of … Continue reading