Smith, Keynes, Marx & Jesus Walk Into a Bar


Biblical Meditations, Christian Life, Current Events, James

“The point is ladies and gentlemen that greed, for lack of a better word, is good” (Gordon Gekko). Capitalism, liberalism and socialism are competing economic/political/social philosophies but they share the same inherent bane. Wherever one lands on the spectrum neither philosophy can assuage the very thing that cripples economies: greed.  Adam Smith (capitalism), John Maynard Keynes […]

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September 7, 2015

Finally, The Rainbow Five Can Now End Abortion


Current Events

In a monumental ruling (to say the least), the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage is a fundamental right guaranteed by the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.  Justice Kennedy wrote the majority (5-4) opinion in which he said, “The right to marry is a fundamental right inherent in the liberty of the person, and under the […]

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June 27, 2015

Caitlyn Stole Our Womanhood


Current Events

Bruce Jenner brought some measure of shame on manhood.  From the cover of Wheaties to the cover of Vanity Fair is, after all, a meteoric fall (or rise depending on your perspective).  It was partly intentional since he insists his manhood has been a lifelong ruse anyway.  In any case, he has certainly given new voice […]

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June 4, 2015

Jesus Is No Cartoonist


Biblical Meditations, Christian Life, Church Life, Current Events

2015 is shaping up as the year of referendum on cartoons. Cartoons of Mohammad, to be exact.  It all started in January in France. Two Muslim gunmen stormed the headquarters of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. They killed twelve, including several cartoonists who for years had disgraced the Prophet Mohammad with their drawings. In May, the […]

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May 30, 2015

Tennessee Amendment 1: Rhetoric and Red Herrings


Current Events

On November 4, Tennesseans have the privilege and opportunity to vote on an important constitutional amendment.   The famed Amendment 1 reads:  “Nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of an abortion. The people retain the right through their elected state representatives and state senators to enact, […]

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October 31, 2014