We Don’t Teach Children Justice

Think about this for a moment: Do we really teach children - with the exception of the mine phase - what justice is? I mean, do we have to teach them about fairness? With my own children, and the children I encounter is schools and other community functions, I hear adults and myself having to say... Continue Reading →

We Don’t Need Another Manifesto

As Christians, we know what we believe. It is expressed concisely in the Apostle's Creed or more completely in the Bible itself. We have a vision. It is that of the Kingdom of Heaven, of Eden and existence beyond the Judgement, where the ideals we desire, justice, truth, and charity are perfectly expressed. We have a... Continue Reading →

Why Chesterton and Revolution?

Someone asked me a question yesterday via the GKChestertonQuote.com site: If "revolution" is so often used as a leftist and communist idea, why would a Christian author like G.K. Chesterton issue a call to revolution like "Pray for Revolution?" To paraphrase Chesterton in Manalive, a revolution is always a  return. A revolution is a radical change,... Continue Reading →

Learning to Hope Like a Bartledan

In Mostly Harmless, the final book in Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series, an alien race known as the Bartledans. They are described as being almost exactly like humans, except that they do not hope, wish, or dream. Wishing a Bartledan a good evening is cause for confusion. They play games and sports,... Continue Reading →

Pigs, America, and Property in Revolution

This past weekend, we marked the anniversary of American independence, with much fanfare and perhaps some somber remembrance.  One of the items that tends to circulate is a list of the sacrifices faced by the signatories of the Declaration. While some of the extreme losses are exaggerated, as Snopes.com points out, some of the more... Continue Reading →

Cheap Entertainment: First World Temptations?

One of many popular memes these days is the "First World Problems." A frustrating issue for a particular minor problem that frustrates someone in our modern society that really is pathetically irrelevant to most people in the world. For the visually inclined, these are usually delivered on a graphic of a woman crying. Some examples... Continue Reading →

Just Gathering Sticks

The fight of being a Christian is not always a violent opposition to evil. Most of the time, the fight is just doing the mundane thing you are supposed to be doing in the face of an otherwise hopeless situation. For example, consider the widow of Zarephath, in 1 Kings 7. Elijah was sent to... Continue Reading →

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