Personal Space vs. Public Sphere

I just read about some person who was upset that their dog died after it was stuffed into an overhead bin on an airplane, in its cage, I guess. I have to ask, what did they expect would happen when they tried to take an animal on a plane? Was it going to get a … Continue reading

Getting at the Root of Sexual Misconduct and Abuse By Addressing Parenting

I started a new thread on a subject board about this topic. Here’s what I said to start it off; I’ve been thinking about the #metoo thing lately. Originally it went after some obvious abusers. Then it began to go after some who may or may not have been guilty, like Garrison Keillor. It has … Continue reading

Why the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil?

Have you ever asked yourself why God put the tree with the fruit that caused man’s downfall within the garden in the first place? There are all kinds of answers. You could say that its presence made man authentic, so long as he didn’t partake of it. I suppose that’s true, but what was man … Continue reading

Conspiracy Everywhere

I like to read the comments posted after articles. Often, this tells me as much about the subject as anything the author might have said. This is especially so when articles are the equivalent of column fill. Sadly, this is increasingly the state of modern journalism in the face of the declining standards that poorer … Continue reading

What is Freedom?

I’m writing this in the aftermath of the vote in the UK to exit the European Union. This isn’t the only political act of separation that stirs the world these days. There are plenty of more minor examples of various regions in the world that all want some level of autonomy that rings better for … Continue reading

Build This Ship to Wreck

Yesterday I was stuck in traffic on the same stretch of road for the umpteenth time on my way to work. I have this problem every day that I have to use this way to get out of town and onto the freeway at this particular time. This time I felt more put upon than … Continue reading

The Christianity of Two Minds

American Christianity, if not all of Christianity, is divided today. On the one hand there are those who would look to the teachings of Jesus and say that Christianity is about loving our brothers. On the other hand there are those who think that figuring out what’s going to happen in the soon coming apocalypse … Continue reading

The Elephant in the Room

Basically, forgiveness is great. It’s essential, so much so that God went there first. The problem is that at some point, though, in order to reach the kingdom of heaven we have to learn how to treat each other better. There is a reason why the communication of God’s love through Moses came as a … Continue reading