Category: Christianity

Issues and opinions about Christianity

The Madoff Scandal

So, Bernard Madoff pled guilty and will go to jail. Not only do we taxpayers have to pay for his crime, but now we have to pay for his food and rent for the rest of his life. But that’s…

Paul’s Vision

As it is written, “He has distributed freely, he has given to the poor; his righteousness endures forever.” He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the…

The Hopelessness of Audacity

I have been reading President Obama’s book, The Audacity of Hope. It’s actually well-written, exept for one section–the Faith section. Take this paragraph from page 218: This brings us to a different point–the manner in which religious views should inform…

Organizing For America

Like it or not, Obama won. And as he said, his win is not the end of the struggle, but the beginning. Like it or not, he created one of the most powerful political organizations in history. He is now…

Obama Naug

Watching the inauguration, I couldn’t help but notice that Christian symbolism was everywhere. Given the attempt over the past four decades or so to cleanse the public square of everything remotely Christian–Christmas trees, creches, Bibles, posters, etc., it was quite…

Putridity

Something is very wrong, and the “authorities” are unlikely to fix it. Ostensibly, it is a financial crisis, and the financial world is surely a wreck. But the question we haven’t dealt with yet pertains to the kind of crisis…

Christ-mass

The Christmas story is ancient, well known and hardly known at the same time. Here, it is not so much that familiarity breeds contempt as it is that familiarity makes us blind. The more we are used to seeing something,…