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The Worldview Collision Behind the Bathroom Wars

The Worldview Collision Behind the Bathroom Wars

I’m asking still why the gender wars erupted so suddenly in our culture, and what’s motivating the drive to redefine gender. Yesterday I said it had a lot to do with ontology. What does it mean actually to be male or female, and where’s the right place for those decisions to be made? The obvious answer all along has been that it depends on a person’s genitalia, and when the nurse says, “It’s a girl!” or “It’s a boy,” it’s…

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Move Beyond Duality – Or Else!

Move Beyond Duality – Or Else!

Book Review I can’t remember who or what it was that led me to pick up the book Moving Beyond Duality: Enough For Us All, Volume Three by Dorothy I. Riddle. I’ve been reading it today, at any rate, and what I’m learning from Ms. Riddle is that it’s time for us all to move beyond duality; hence the name. I’m also learning the value of thinking through the logical consequences of one’s position. This is a book of moral…

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Godonomics: Straight Road, With Potholes

Godonomics: Straight Road, With Potholes

Book Review Godonomics: How to Save Our Country–and Protect Your Wallet–Through Biblical Principles of Finance by Chad Hovind. Have you ever driven on smooth, straight highway, only to be jarred when your car dropped unexpectedly into a pothole? That’s what Godonomics felt like to me. It’s an excellent survey of biblical thinking on basic ethical/economic principles. Chad Hovind’s explanations are clear, his illustrations engaging. He has excellent advice. The book comes highly recommended. I’ll add my voice among those recommendations. But that’s…

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The Worldview Clash in the Marriage Debate

The Worldview Clash in the Marriage Debate

Continuing my series on Biblical and Secular Reasons for Man-Woman Marriage, I want to put it in context of the underlying worldview clash in the marriage debate. It is a background issue, rarely brought to the surface, hardly ever discussed, yet with intensely practical applications. Marriage Is … This debate runs deep. It goes straight to the core of worldview. I’ll illustrate that with an example. The position most advocates for man-woman marriage take is that there is something that…

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The Deeper Issue in the Marriage Debate

The Deeper Issue in the Marriage Debate

Troubling though it is, today’s marriage controversy is a symptom of something even deeper and in the end more troubling yet. It is the loss of connection to what is transcendent and true. For each person there is tragedy enough in the loss of life in God that this represents. For the culture it signals the loss of a different kind of life: that of a community united in pursuit of what is true and good. I do mean that…

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Ron P.’s Spiritual Journey

Ron P.’s Spiritual Journey

Early in December I invited atheists and skeptics to tell their stories here, the idea being that if we see each other as real people, we are much more likely—even on the Internet!—to treat each other as real people. Ron P. sent me an email with this. I appreciate him sharing this with us. BEGIN I suppose I will start at the beginning. I grew up in a nominally Christian home in a fairly typical middle class American household, where…

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Ray Ingles’ “Non-Faith Journey”

Ray Ingles’ “Non-Faith Journey”

Last week I invited atheist and skeptical readers to tell their non-faith stories. The idea was that if we had some idea of the person behind the discussion, we might have a better shot at really treating one another as humans. Ray Ingles sent me this. There are others, which I’ll post here at the rate of no more than two per week. It should be obvious enough that Ray Ingles’ views do not represent mine, or Christianity in general….

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