Materialism and Slavery

“you may fool people for a time; you can fool a part of the people all the time; but you can’t fool all the people all the time.” –Abraham Lincoln I’m still contemplating Angelina Grimke’s 1836 “Appeal to Christian Women of the South.” Her Appeal, a combination of cogent inductive and deductive reasoning from the… Continue reading Materialism and Slavery

What is a Pharisee?

I’ve seen this term thrown around frequently on social media, and usually with the same shallow judgement that pharisees themselves use. Knowing the full content and connotation of a word is important before using it, especially to avoid using a condemnatory term frivolously. The term does fit many people, but it takes careful and thorough… Continue reading What is a Pharisee?

A Light in American History

  History is far from boring.   I’ve been reading through Noel Rae’s Great Stain and Catherine Clinton’s Harriet Tubman, and am spellbound by the characters and stories of our history.  No contemporary entertainment comes close to competing with the stories of real people in history.  As Sherlock told us, “truth is stranger than fiction,” and… Continue reading A Light in American History

Sophistry, Dualism, and the Demonization of the Body.

While delving deeper into Ligonier’s podcasts and Truth for Life, and continuing to delve deeper into the Scriptures and History, I found myself staring at an email from the Colson Center a few weeks ago, which brought me back to the Breakpoint Podcast, and introduced me to the Upstream Podcast.     I’ve had good, challenging discussions… Continue reading Sophistry, Dualism, and the Demonization of the Body.