Category Archives: Anthropology

A deeper look at the human need for change

Politics, culture and the role of law are agents of change that seem essential to our existence. These means offer limited solutions to some of our problems and offer the potential to promote human flourishing. But we have a deeper need that cannot be addressed through these agents of change.
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Seven considerations before talking about marriage, sexuality and gender

Seven foundational truths for discussing marriage, sexuality and gender. Continue reading

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A danger to ourselves

Our demand for freedom without limits has contributed to profound short-term thinking and devolved into forms of self-serving individualism that threaten the stability and future of our communities and, perhaps even, our nation itself.
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Unguided Darwinian process or Intelligent design

Can life be traced back to an unguided Darwinian process or is it more rational to conclude that there was intelligent design behind life? Continue reading

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No belief is true for everyone

“Nothing is universally true.”
“All generalizations are false.”
“No belief is true for everyone.”
“Everything is relative.”
“Everyone’s beliefs are true or false only relative to himself.” Continue reading

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The Death of Character

More than a decade ago, James Davison Hunter, (University of Virginia) wrote: “The Death of Character: Moral Education in an Age Without Good or Evil.” Hunter’s observations remain sobering for us today. He described the daunting task we face as … Continue reading

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God of the vulnerable

“What a contrast. We see God, the most potent and self-sufficient Power imaginable, continually expressing profound concern for the least potent and self-sufficient — the orphan in distress.” Continue reading

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Do we really need “Do not….” commands?

Are we humans really that bad that we need to be told not to spread false reports and accept bribes and twist the words of the innocent?

Perhaps we’d like to believe in some upward version or utopian vision of humanity, but the fact is that we cannot survive without a set of “Do not” laws and a significant means to enforce them. Continue reading

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Faith in science?

Naive young people are vulnerable to the impression that science has conclusively proven that nothing beyond nature could have any conceivable relevance to what happens in nature. Continue reading

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What we must know about Satan

The great mystery of tension between the activity of Satan and the sovereignty of God is found in the trials of Job. Continue reading

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