Category Archives: Progressive?

Dare to challenge the intolerance

 Collin Hansen wrote a piece at The Gospel Coalition provocatively titled, “Dare to be Immoral.” The point of his title (IMHO) is that there is shifting societal opinion about what constitutes morality that will put Christians in a position of … Continue reading

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We all need a political reality check

Many times I find myself wishing that I could take President Obama at his word. Of course the same could be said of many politicians but Obama so often presents himself as such a likable guy. He’s definitely a gifted … Continue reading

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Why so much outrage?

  Does it strike you as strange to hear people express moral outrage when these same individuals forcefully reject any notion of an absolute moral order? Evidently there is a moral order to which all rational people should subscribe and … Continue reading

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A gift for my “liberal” friends

I thought it would be nice to give my liberal friends a Christmas gift (sorry, holiday gift). The first thing that came to mind was a new label. I am not very comfortable with “liberal.” It just seems, well, too … Continue reading

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The line dividing good and evil

  Hamlet breaks into eulogy: “What a piece of work is man!” “How noble in reason! How infinite in faculty! In form, in moving, how express and admirable! In action, how like an angel! In apprehension, how like a god! The … Continue reading

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Myth about the First Amendment

Our Sunday News recently asked me to be a voice to balance the weekly columns of the assistant editor. He generates the most reader response for the paper but writes from more of a left-side, liberal perspective (labels I am a … Continue reading

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Overreaching on equality for women

November 25th was the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. I am glad I grew up in a home where our father taught his seven sons to respect women. Dad would not tolerate any disrespect toward mom. … Continue reading

Posted in Christian worldview, Divorce, Divorce and Remarriage, Equal Rights, Equality, Family life, Marital Separation, Marriage, Political Correctness, Progressive?, Wisdom, Wives, Women, Women's rights | 2 Comments

The dignity and worth of human beings

Viktor Frankl endured three years of anguish in the Auschwitz concentration camp. After his rescue, he became a professor of Psychiatry and Neurology in the University of Vienna. Frankl recounted his horrific experiences and some lessons to be learned in his book, … 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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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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