Tag: culture

Children

Children are blessings from God (Psalm 127:3). According to the Scriptures, children are the expected result of marriage, not its purpose, as many throughout time have alleged. In marriage two cling to one another andContinue reading

Perspective and Priorities

We have more time-saving technologies than ever before, but how many of us feel as though we have enough time in life? Most people feel a sense of unease about their lives and their schedules:Continue reading

Fear in Culture and Faith

As individuals, most people are sensible and rational. In groups, however, humans can easily become very irrational, affirming and doing things they would otherwise have abhorred. Fear represents a major catalyst for this kind ofContinue reading

Epicureanism and the Modern World

Philosophy is one of those things, like theology, which a lot of people consider arcane and mostly irrelevant to life. And yet, as creatures who seek meaning and purpose in life, every human has aContinue reading

The Enlightenment Paradigm

Every society and culture, by necessity, maintains a set of ideas about the way the world and humans operate. These operating assumptions are often spoken of as “worldviews,” and they tend to shape and formContinue reading

Bad News Requiring Good News

The “Gospel” is designed to be “good news”; that’s what the word means. In the modern world, however, how the Gospel is “good news” can be confusing to many. Suffering and death leading to someContinue reading

A Crisis of Authority

These days “authority” is often seen as almost a “dirty” word. People show very little respect for authority and remain skeptical about any claims of authority. The news is full of people in whom authorityContinue reading

Abortion

Abortion has become the “issue of all issues” in the “culture wars” in America today; it is one of the most polarizing and contentious matters in modern political and cultural discourse. Over the past fiftyContinue reading

A Culture of Death

In Revelation 17:1-18 John is granted a vision of the whore Babylon. The picture is not pretty: she wears luxuriant clothing and ostentatious jewelry, holding a cup full of abominations from which the nations drink,Continue reading