Category Archives: History

Links worth seeing

The five links below might not appeal to everyone. Yet they’re worth seeing for those who share a wide variety of interests. Enjoy! “…face to face with dying, he was not quite done with living.” A lengthy but interesting look at … Continue reading

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4 links to see

  Is Atheism Irrational? By Gary Gutting “The first in a series of interviews about religion in the New York Times.” – I Resolve to Mature Manhood By Greg Gibson – “Yet another resolution post?  Not at all.  This is a plea—an urgent … Continue reading

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Unlocking the enigma of our existence

There are surprisingly few places to turn for thoughtful answers to the deeper questions about suffering, life and death. Continue reading

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The history of evil

The ambition of an angel led to the suspicion of Eden (that the best life is outside of the will of God not within it). This led to the delusion of self-rule (which only resulted in bondage to sin and death). The cycle continues — ambition, suspicion, delusion, death.

Creation took its first turn toward disaster when the ambition of angles incited a revolt against the Creator. It was a delusional and arrogant bid for autonomy.

How irrational for a created being to think of autonomy as a possibility! The only real option for created beings is dependence. It’s a delusional and dangerous fantasy for creatures to make a bid for self-rule and self-determination. Continue reading

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Social idealism or a Savior?

After his horrific experience in the Gulag, the Russian dissident Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn acknowledged that, “The victims hated their victimizers with the hatred by which they were victimized. And as hatred beget more hatred, the whole world became a concentration camp imprisoned and … Continue reading

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The history of evil

Why is evil a consistent part of human history everywhere in the world and in every human heart? What accounts for this ugly part of our story?

What is evil? How do we name it? What is the most plausible accounting for the reality of evil as we know it? Continue reading

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Christians and Government

“Man’s capacity for justice makes democracy possible; Man’s inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary”
 (Reinhold Niebuhr). Continue reading

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