Category Archives: Social Issues

Permanent Love: Grace in the Wilderness

Recently, my reading of the Old Testament has been greatly enhanced by John Goldingay’s excellent new translation, The First Testament. Goldingay, a well-respected Old Testament scholar, uses his Hebrew fluency to defamiliarize the ancient text for modern readers. For many readers of … Continue reading

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On “Rights”

We are a nation founded upon the principle — among others — of unalienable rights. The Declaration of Independence boldly speaks of truths that are “self-evident”, that everyone — men, women, children — is created equally. This verb choice leads … Continue reading

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Best Books of 2018

Each year, I set a goal to read 52 books — one book per week for the entire year. I usually fall short of the goal — I think 2011 was the last year I hit the mark. For point … Continue reading

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An Interesting Take on the Lauren Daigle Controversy

I love Lauren Daigle’s music; her latest album, Look Up Child, is my favorite recording of the year. Daigle sparked a bit of a controversy recently by making an appearance on Ellen, hosted by Ellen Degeneres. A portion of her fanbase was … Continue reading

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Forgotten Identity

In the early morning hours of August 31, 2004, employees of a Burger King in Richmond Hill, Georgia found a man unconscious next to the restaurant dumpster. He was fully naked, sunburnt, and covered with ant bites. More importantly, his … Continue reading

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The Story We Live In

Two high-profile suicides last week have me in a reflective mood. According to the CDC, the suicide rate in the United States has risen nearly 30% since 1999. Like most people, I had no idea. Unsurprisingly, this seems to coincide with … Continue reading

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Daily Bible: Leviticus 5-6

Lev. 5:11, But if his means are insufficient even for two doves or two young pigeons, then he is to bring as his offering for the sin he committed two quarts of fine flour for a sin offering…(CJB) By now … Continue reading

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