The spiritual landscape of America is a battlefield; a war zone where minds are enslaved and lives are in jeopardy every hour. Social turmoil, political futility, and lawlessness in government are some visible evidences of the war. More evidence of the war can be seen in the increasing loss of life to suicide and drug … Continue reading Spiritual battle … what does it look like?
In previous posts I have described rules of practical wisdom which are really not wisdom at all. The posts endeavor to show what these rules are and why they are so faulty. By analogy I compared them with using the wrong tools for a project, and suggested that we could all profitably set them aside. … Continue reading Another tool – why we believe
The previous post described three rules of practical wisdom which are really not wisdom at all. They were "don't offend anyone," "we don't need to talk about sin," and "guiltless sin" or the fiction of moral ignorance. The post touched briefly on each one, endeavoring to show what these rules are and why they are … Continue reading Another wrong tool
Working in the building trades as I do, I occasionally have the experience of needing a particular tool, but not having it on hand. Often enough some temporary solution can be improvised, it just takes a little creativity. There can even be some satisfaction in finding a way to get the job done without the … Continue reading Using the wrong tools
Here are links to to two articles written by J. Budziszewski more then twenty years ago. I think they remain surprisingly relevant today. In each article, the author makes the case that Christians must pursue a distinctively Christian approach to politics. He calls both liberalism and conservatism, a "bundle of acute moral errors." I think … Continue reading A bundle of acute moral errors
When Solomon began the great project of building the temple of God in Israel, he began it with clear-minded humility. It was dedicated from the very beginning to the glory of God. Today the church of the Lord Jesus is the temple of God and we should build it with the same purpose and heart. … Continue reading What’s that you’re working on?