A Thank You Letter to Donald Trump for Helping Me Be a Better Christian (Part 1 of 2)

The Bible isn’t just a collection of biographical sketches of spiritual heroes. Some of the stories are in there to warn us about the consequences of persistent bad behavior. The narratives of people like King Saul, the prophet Jonah, the Apostle Peter, and most glaring of all, Judas the betrayer, all declare the message: “Don’t …

Jesus or Ayn Rand?

Twentieth century philosopher Ayn Rand wrote: “Every man—is an end in himself, not the means to the ends of others. He must exist for his own sake, neither sacrificing himself to others nor sacrificing others to himself. The pursuit of his own rational self-interest and of his own happiness is the highest moral purpose of …

Oh To Be Philosophically Limber (John 7:45-53)

We’re talking about the incident in which the Jewish moralists sicked the temple guards on Jesus to bring him back to face trial. When they came back empty-handed, the things the leaders spoke to their minions was representative of propagandists protecting their privilege of all times (including ours!). I would have otherwise called these tactics …