Keep on the Firing Line!

Let’s never be sad sacks, instead find where God has put us and keep on the firing line.  If the enemy distracts, stand. If we feel discouraged, stand. If our heart is weary, stand. Thank God for this time, for God’s church, and for this nation. When called to a place and time, even when we [Read More…]

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The President in Poland: My President, Loyal Opposition, Support Where Possible

European politics is dysfunctional because no center-right party challenges the secularist, European Union vision of a European future. Most parties, center-right or center-left, have done nothing to debate fundamental issues. Is there a place in Europe for nations that reject secularism as an organizing system? Can nations like Poland choose God? Can a society organize around [Read More…]

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Against My Piece on the President in Poland From A Trump Voter

I wrote on the President of the United States speech in Poland. A good friend, Christian, and academic dissented from my perspective. Now we hear from another friend and academic who is a Trump voter who dissents from my perspective from another point of view! If nothing else, I hope we are a good example [Read More…]

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Against My Piece on The President in Poland

A good friend and historian was not pleased with my piece on the President’s visit to Poland. I appreciate different perspectives and so publish this excellent rejoinder without immediate comment. I will respond separately tomorrow so the piece can stand in its integrity. Her thoughts below:   I must confess first that the part of [Read More…]

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Mr Trump Goes to Poland

The piece below engendered strong, thoughtful reactions and so became the starting point of a mini-symposium: I wrote on the President of the United States speech in Poland. A good friend, Christian, and academic dissented from my perspective. Now we hear from another friend and academic who is a Trump voter who dissents from my perspective from another point [Read More…]

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Sweet Water: Cold and Sweet

Dates are hard for me, but April 30, 1972, is easy to recall because I went down to the river to be baptized. I still remember Dad lowering me under the brown, cold water at the conjunction of two West Virginia streams. I saw a fish leap over me as I went under the water. What [Read More…]

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The Problem of Animal Pain — Questions from M

Angels above us and animals beneath us, the planet Earth is full of souls, with people in the middle. Just as even fallen angels deserve respect for what they were, so animals deserve help being what they are and becoming what they might be. One reason I love CS Lewis’ Space Trilogy is that all three [Read More…]

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How Love Covers a Multitude of Sins — Questions from M

Plato loved a good time. If he made a mistake in his writing, it was assuming all men are too concerned with physical pleasures. Many are, but some are not and those who were not used his prophetic extremes to reject all physical pleasures. It’s impossible to imagine Plato, a man of his world, going that far, [Read More…]

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The Bible Isn’t About That — Questions from M

I once gave an entire talk on the nature of beauty. I finished and immediately a hand went into the air. “What,” the mother said, “do you think of Harry Potter?” In certain contexts answering that question at all will swamp whatever people have heard up to that point. I explained this and passed on answering the [Read More…]

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Don’t Kill the Hitler Youth –Questions from M

Don’t kill the Hitler Youth. Kids get raised in bad places, in evil times, and by wicked teachers and parents. Jesus told us we are to love our enemies and treat others as we would wish to be treated. Christians value peace so much that a minority of Christians are pacifists, while the rest of [Read More…]

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