Category Archives: Morality

What would you do?

Eight scenarios for choosing right from wrong. What would you do and why? Continue reading

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Two versions of reality

Why do humans everywhere throughout all of history intuitively feel a pervasive longing for meaning, morality and destiny? Continue reading

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Mocking the Bible

Seven considerations for those who mock the Bible based on strange Old Testament laws. Continue reading

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Syria, Abortion and Hypocrisy

It’s a bit difficult for me to think of America as the moral leader when it comes to the safety of children. Continue reading

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We serve no sovereign here

We now live in bondage under the final authority of the individual will, whose impulses and decisions are their own moral index. Even our religion betrays our inviolable spirit of autonomy. Continue reading

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Judge not, lest you be judged.

What exactly did Jesus mean when he spoke these words?
Was he advocating a mind your own business policy?
Was he forbidding all judgments about the actions of others? Continue reading

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A senseless act?

What are we saying when we call an act senseless or inappropriate or a lapse in judgment? And how does this relate to teaching about sin? 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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Common grace ministries needed

I have a growing concern about a lack of thoughtful consideration of the activities of God outside of the context of redemption. I don’t mean activities completely disconnected from redemptive work because everything traces a degree of connection back to … Continue reading

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Why is there so little tolerance?

The current political atmosphere in the USA is an embarrassing example of the failure to promote the virtue of tolerance. For at least the last two decades, public education and mainstream media have emphasized and promoted a value identified as tolerance. … Continue reading

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