What truly is the meaning of the word “racist”? Does criticizing–or simply disagreeing with–someone of a color or ethnic group different from one’s own–merit the charge of racism? Or, do valid definitions of racism proceed from any aggrieved party’s perceptions at a given place and time? Is it possible for someone other than a “white” … Read moreRacism Ascendant?
Who doesn’t love the Dr. Seuss books? They’re particularly delightful to read aloud to children! One of the most fanciful is Horton Hears a Who! in which an elephant hears a cry for help from a speck of dust that, amazingly, contains a whole community of tiny creatures. Ultimately, Horton protects and saves the community … Read moreWHO Will Horton Hear?
If any issue is a hot potato today, a subject that divides people as few others do, it’s the so-called “LGBTQ” (and other variations) Rights. As I write this, the national assembly of one of America’s largest Christian denominations is deliberating the matter—and, regardless of the final vote, strident discord and schism are inevitable. I, … Read moreWhose Rights?
Just the other day we received Open Doors USA’s World Watch List 2019, their annual publication regarding the persecution of Christians around the world. Their statistical summary is reproduced here. Suffice it to say, for now, that things are not getting better. A great deal of very specific prayer is urgently needed! A few years … Read moreFreedom of Worship vs Freedom of RELIGION
Twenty-first century western discourse avoids pejorative words and expressions at almost all costs. Rioting, vandalism, burning, stealing and even murder are generally identified, with great apparent sadness and regret, as “tragedies” or “disasters” rather than what they truly are: crimes. Those who express their inner frustrations or selfish desires by “acting out” in a criminal … Read moreThe Criminal Element