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A Christian Assessment of Islam, Part 2

To argue for a Christian assessment of Islam, in the sense which I elaborated in the prior post (A Christian Assessment of Islam, Part 1), may strike some of the readers as contrary to Christian principles and even the command to love one’s…
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A Christian Assessment of Islam, Part 1

We need a Christian assessment of Islam. I purposely use the term “Christian” here in order to convey the substance of historic Christian doctrine and sincere attempts to practice a way of life in line with the plain teachings of Scripture…

Fish Tanks

Have you ever looked carefully at fish tanks? Yes, actual fish tanks. Let me elaborate. Recently my wife was in the hospital for quite a while and near the unit she was on was the children’s center. Near the main waiting area is a fish…

What Culture?

Since the release of the current issue of the Resonance journal, in a back corner of my mind has been marinating various ideas related to its theme, Christianity and Culture. One such idea connects to a business truism, which I found atop an…

Sacrosanct, Part 2

In past centuries the ancestors or those famous leaders (kings, priests, poets, military men) were revered. In contrast to antiquity and biblical times, we modern people tend to despise and discount the past generations contribution to ideas…

Sacrosanct, Part 1

One of the great ironies about the whole modern period in Western countries is that people cannot escape a sense of the sacred. One way this yearning comes out is by weighing culture as sacrosanct. We build a way of life which necessarily excludes…
Resonant Theology in Public

The Necessity of Truth in Theology and Life

I have endeavored to be a student of history (that of the Church and of dominant world cultures and empires). This study has led me to one dominant insight which is very helpful in understanding my own behavior and that of others. Namely that…