• Redefining Self Interest &Mother Earth

    May 19, 2022 by

    It’s taken a couple of decades, but public opinion overwhelmingly agrees that climate change is real, serious and dangerous – somebody needs to do something.  What?  Science and engineering offer workable steps that would require new norms for the way we live, but we like the way we live.  Passionate environmental activists demand that we… Read more

  • Bird Songs and Jesus: learning to listen in a new way

    May 12, 2022 by

    Recently we went birding at a local waterside park not far from home with a small group led by two ornithologists. The group wasn’t there to watch birds but to be introduced to the art of listening to them. The park is on our normal morning walk, so we’re familiar with the bird sounds there.… Read more

  • Humanity’s Story Told In A New Way

    May 6, 2022 by

    We are a violent species.  Other species are known to attack and kill others of their kind, to conquer and defend territory, but none can reach our high standard of warfare decimating populations and demolishing property as cruelly as possible.  We claim human rights, enact civil rights, and easily ignore both for the most selfish… Read more

  • A Partial Glimpse Into God’s Rules For Justice & Equity

    April 27, 2022 by

    s Ri;es Jesus made it clear that the commandments to love were the standards by which values and actions must be judged. They are not commandments that sound good in theory but short on practical application.  They are commandments from God, not sentimental bumper stickers or wall hangings.  To paraphrase the letter of James, don’t… Read more

  • How To Tell If Values Are Christian: A quick guide to get started

    April 22, 2022 by

    Customary social and political values are not  made Christian values simply by claiming that they are.  It doesn’t matter how traditional or newly minted they are.  Each has to be judged by the commandments to love God, love neighbor, love self, and love each other as Jesus loves us.  Everything in scripture and all religious… Read more

  • Right Wing Morality Is Not Christian Morality

    April 18, 2022 by

    A recent Heather Cox Richardson piece (April 18, 2022) discussed how Russian and Hungarian leaders assert high moral principles as justification for harsh policies limiting freedom to defend what they call traditional values. With no apologies, they condemn all things tolerant of LGBT persons, and the general moral degeneracy of Western liberal democracy.  Only the… Read more

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