It comes in multiple forms. It comes on all sorts of colors (pun not intended). And sometimes it hides against the wallpaper and is difficult to discern. But it is there and it haunts humanity like the Predator hunted down Arnold. It is racism.
Caleb Rosado notes three contexts from which racism expresses itself: Individual, Institutional, and Cultural. He also notes that it is at home in the cognition, emotions, and behaviors of the individual. But sadly his solution is the deontological ("ought") approach that leaves people asking "Why?" and without a moral foundation. His solutions are matters of policy — change behaviors and beliefs and the problem will disappear. Such optimism. (read the rest)
Last Thursday, Maggie Gallagher pronounced that the trouble with social conservatives is that they “have had bad models for political action” and that they “lack institutions that can defeat our enemies and directly assist our friends.”
Gallagher’s analysis is interesting and insightful. But for whatever shortcomings social conservatives have politically, Gallagher’s point masques the true problem with the social conservative alliance with the Republican Party. Fundamentally, it is an uneasy union, for the principles driving the major wings of the Republican party–the libertarians and economic conservatives–are undercutting the social conservative case in the public squre. (read the rest)
Aside from the many things God has done for me and my family, one thing He has definitely taken care of in the past 10 years are my jobs. Indeed, the last four jobs I’ve gotten were definitely not something I had much to do with. I basically just showed up to the interview and sent my résumés. God did all the work. It’s so obvious to me when I think back.
So why do I struggle with it this time, this uncertainty with my job? Has He not shown me? Where is my faith and trust? (read the rest)
Last night I participated in a Facebook discussion in the wake of the Prop 8 court decision.
One guy who was for same-sex marriage kept bringing up divorce, using it to hammer Christians and conservatives over the head. I have seen this time and again in discussions on same-sex marriage: “I don’t hear any Christians campaigning about divorce, yet Christians get divorced just as much as non-Christians. Why doesn’t anyone get up in arms about that? You all need to get your own house in order before hating on gays.”
Some even tout the 50% statistic: that 50% of Christian marriages end up in divorce. (read the rest)
He discusses the following:
- Young Earth Creationism
- Gap Theory Creationists
- Time-Relative Creationism
- Old Earth Creationists
- Theistic Evolution (with a literal Adam and Eve)
- Theistic Evolutionists (no literal Adam and Eve)