Category Archives: Faith & Religion

Morality & Fairness, Human Behavior, Right and Wrong

“Some people say that though decent conduct does not mean what pays each particular person at a particular moment, still, it means what pays the human race as a whole; and that consequently there is no mystery about it.  Human … Continue reading

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Worldly Needs, Early American Dream, Meriwhether Lewis

“He also wrote occasional pieces for the newspaper. On November 16, 1808, he contributed an essay on “The True Ambitions of an Honest Mind.”  It read, in full: Were I to describe the blessings I desire in life, I would … Continue reading

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The Greatest Debate – God’s Intentions & The Book of Job

“The key to understanding the message of Job is to see the book as a transcript of one of humanity’s all-time most important debates – full of presumptions, questions, rebuttals – and ultimately as a quest for truth.  Why did … Continue reading

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The Human Heart & The Human Condition – Searching for Answers

“The account of these friends on the Emmaus road is, admittedly, sparse.  We seem to be told only what we need to know.  Yet their discussion, joined by a third man – a stranger – comes to us with singular … Continue reading

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Love, Happiness & Strength – Soulmate

“I’ve been a walking heartache I’ve made a mess of me The person that I’ve been lately Ain’t who I wanna be But you stay here right beside me Watch as the storm goes through And I need you God … Continue reading

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The Bible, Faith, The Beatitudes, Living Life

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst … Continue reading

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Christianity, The Bible, How to Live

“To think of the Bible as an almanac or law book is a fundamentally wrong way of thinking about the Bible.  The Bible doesn’t provide all the answers in a legalistic sense for two primary reasons.  First, it would be … Continue reading

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Faith, Religion, Christianity, Beauty

“But why would we do it? Why would we sacrifice the enchanting beauty of Christianity for the ugly machine of politics? Because political power is so – and there’s no other word for it – pragmatic. We’re convinced “it works.”  … Continue reading

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