Tag: society

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 Disadvantaged

For many people today the Law of Moses seems primitive, barbaric, or arcane. Far too often focus is heightened on those aspects of the Law which most today find off-putting. Despite all of this, mostContinue 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

Finding True Security

The Western world is saturated in anxiety. Everyone seems to be afraid of something; people keep speaking past each other, fearing what they fear while not perceiving what those opposed to them fear. Politicians workContinue reading

The Christian and Happiness

In the Declaration of Independence Thomas Jefferson declared that all men are endowed by their Creator with the unalienable right to the pursuit of happiness; modern Americans seem to believe that happiness is their birthright.Continue reading

The Prosperity Myth

Charge them that are rich in this present world, that they be not highminded, nor have their hope set on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;Continue 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