Monthly Archives: March 2005

Death and the Nation State

Curious comment from Glenn Reynolds (the Instapundit) today. He says: I think that’s right. I feel somewhat that way about capital punishment. I’m utterly unpersuaded by the argument that there is something uniquely immoral about state-sanctioned killing. (At its core, … Continue reading

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More Trouble in (and for) North Korea

Ah the destructive power of modern culture!

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Salman Rushdie Speaks

Salman Rushdie, in a recent opinion piece says: … The simple truth is that, wherever religions get into society’s driving seat, tyranny results. The Inquisition results, or the Taliban.And yet, religions continue to insist that they provide special access to … Continue reading

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Big Brother is Still at WOrk

We live in a dangerous world. No, I’m not talking about terrorists or global warming. I’m talking about really dangerous things – like the laws of physics and Aunt Myrtle’s cooking. As this piece in Christianity Today indicates, the State … Continue reading

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Greeting Time in Church

Several bloggers have been commenting this week on Greetings/Passing the Peace in worship. Joshua Claybourn started the discussion, and my old classmate, Tod Bolsinger, adds in come comments. Since I have some opinions on the subject, I though I’d add … Continue reading

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Can one earn grace?

Sometimes our words betray us. In a meeting recently, I heard someone speak in favor of a man who had come before that group seeking membership. It was rough going as there were some legitimate issues at stake. What this … Continue reading

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Peace Treaty Violation

Stephen Carter is one of my favorite writers on the interection of law, religion and culture. His The Culture of Disbelief and God’s Name in Vain are classics. Carter writes a regular column (though I’d be happy if it were … Continue reading

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How to live with the 800 pound gorilla

This picturesque metaphor is used to talk about forces that are so large and obvious that they demand our attention. If the gorilla comes our way the best strategy is to move out of the way quickly. What the gorilla … Continue reading

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