Archives for Aug 19, 2009 @ 15:28

Obamacare: The Co-op Proposal

Let’s say the analysis is accurate: that insurance premiums are too high, that drug prices are too high, that medical expenses in general are too high. Let’s also agree that these costs are hurting our country’s health care plans and the availability of medical care to some 45 million. Let’s agree that this approaches the [Read More…]

Acts and Mission 11

What happens when Pentecost happens? That’s our week’s question. What happens is that community happens? That’s our week’s answer. How does community happen? We’ll look at a third characteristic today. Again, the passage: They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled [Read More…]

Obamacare: Political Rhetoric

The recent inflagration in rhetoric, comparing Obama to socialism or Hitler and the like, is a lazy, morally inexcusable way of getting an emotional response and often carried off in the absence of concrete evidence or knowledge of actual policy. But it works, and so both sides have tried it — from Nancy Pelosi to [Read More…]

Genesis One 8

We are in a conversation and discussion about John Walton’s (professor at Wheaton) new book, The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate. Proposition 8 of Walton’s book, and one that can reorient everything one sees in Genesis 1: The cosmos is a temple. The ancient near east creation narratives drew [Read More…]