Historical Parochialism: American Slavery is Not Ancient Slavery

Americans do not know much about history and when know a little we tend to Americanize it. Like American cheese product, this American history product is sort-of-like history, but also not very good: either for you or for consumption.  Examples of American history product abound: World War I was waiting until America came to get [Read More...]

Royal Baby

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Excitement about the new heir to the British throne reminds Americans of the strength of monarchy. Britons swear allegiance to a human, Americans to a piece of paper. The human being, the Queen, is, some British republicans whine, just a woman, but those some people probably think the flag is just a piece of cloth. [Read More...]

Hate

I am glad I did not say this: 25Now great crowds accompanied him, and he turned and said to them, 26“If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple. 27Whoever does not bear [Read More...]

Joyful

I have been sad off and on for years. This is a “first world problem” I know, because most do not have the privilege of worrying about their feelings as they struggle to survive. A survivor of the Great Depression in West Virginia rarely had time for depression: work and food were too scarce. Still [Read More...]

Love, Desire, and Taking Up My Cross

Love is a command and no Christian should hate any human being as a human being. If people were perfect, that would be the end of Christian ethics: love is absolute and we should do to other people what we wish they would do to us. While love remains absolute, broken people, including broken me, [Read More...]


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