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, […]

OPINION: The Time is Now for Tougher Ethics Laws

OPINION: The Time is Now for Tougher Ethics Laws

Despite many in Tallahassee believing our city would never face issues of corruption or scandal, this week saw former City Commissioner Scott Maddox and former City staffer Paige Carter-Smith plead guilty to 3 of 48 counts of federal indictments. These revelations leave the citizens of our city wondering what’s next. The pair will face fines […]

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 […]

Freedom: It only comes in limited measure

Freedom: It only comes in limited measure

What is freedom? I think our tendency is to think that freedom is autonomy (self-law). In childhood, most of us sought less restrictions and more “freedom.” As we learned and matured, our parents gave us a longer tether so we could start making our own decisions. By necessity, when we got our driver’s license and […]

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