Category: Culture

Issues and opinions about contemporary culture

True Freedom

God gives us impossible conundrums in order to show us our own folly, weakness and inability. Once we understand that we can’t understand everything about God, we can then surrender the effort to try to understand, an effort that leads…

Election Year

February 3, 2008 As the rhetoric heats up, I’d like to make a few comments about the 2008 Presidential campaign. First, I think it would be great if electing a President would solve our national problems, even our political problems.…

History

The story of the Bible is the story of God’s work in the world. It is His (God’s) story, that is the fundamental and original understanding of history. It is only in the post-Enlightenment, modern, secular, humanistic world that God…

Campaign 2008

The fact that the Democratic Party is awash in Presidential candidates provides a rare opportunity for Christian mission and apologetics to take center stage in public debate. How so? Because the anticipated campaign issues fall in the heart of Christendom.…

Snow

I understand that Colorado is being deluged with snow. Here’s a poem I wrote following an overnight four foot snow (average) in December 1996 in Central Pennsylvania. The Lord Also Snows by Phillip A. Ross Thus says the Lord: I…

Values Voting

Tom Krattenmaker writes in USA Today, November 12, 2006, Confessions of a Values Voter as a political and religious “progressive” (which means Liberal) that conservatives and/or Republicans do not have a corner on the values market. And, of course, he…

On Elections

Wouldn’t it be nice if social improvement was just a matter of electing the right people to office? It would make life much simpler. But alas, it just isn’t so. Life is much more complex than that. Have you noticed…