Pray, if Not for Unity, then for Sanity and Civility

Pray, if Not for Unity, then for Sanity and Civility

Many Christians lay claim to Bible verses meant at a certain time for a specific person or nation, and apply those verses to themselves in their current context. I’ve seen this one recently: if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, […]

Correspondence Theory of Truth

Correspondence Theory of Truth

“Schrödinger’s Cat” is a thought experiment that sought to repudiate a certain theory in quantum mechanics (whatever that is). Very simply put, though, it was posited that if you place a cat in a box with a time-released poison, as long as the box is closed, the cat is both alive and dead (in our […]

Pharisees all: with a blind eye toward ourselves?

Pharisees all: with a blind eye toward ourselves?

Acts 15 tells of the burgeoning Church’s Jerusalem Council, where the believers gathered to settle some matters of the conversion of the gentiles. Some converts who were of “the party of the Pharisees” insisted that gentiles be circumcised and follow the Law of Moses. Peter disagreed and finished a short treatise with this: “Now, therefore, […]

Thoughts on the Second Amendment

Thoughts on the Second Amendment

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” – The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution My understanding—I could be wrong—is that our Founding Fathers, with special clarity in the Declaration of Independence, intended in […]