Monthly Archives: November 2016

Life Is Good in La-La Land!


America in the last quarter of the 20th Century might aptly be called the age of Ann Landers, where ordinary people turned to purveyors of homespun wisdom to make sense of the difficult realities of life. In contrast, the first … Continue reading

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Superiority for Some Means Inferiority for Others!


Whereas in Judeo-Christian culture it is axiomatic that God has created “all men equal” and thus all human beings have certain unalienable rights, such is not the case in Islamic culture. The mindset created by the Qur’an and its interpretive traditions … Continue reading

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Imago Dei or Servus Allah — Who Cares?


Many in the West are perplexed by the fact that in spite of increasing waves of atrocities committed by radical Muslims around the world, the rest of the Muslim world has not risen up to put a stop to this … Continue reading

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Hate Crimes and Miracles


I’ve never been a fan of the term “hate crime.” If hate is defined as “wishing or intending ill toward another person or group,” then is not most crime by definition “hate”? It seems, though, that the term is here … Continue reading

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And Now a Word from Jesus


Politics can be a nasty business, in large measure because it is about power, and as biblical accounts show time and again, the mix of power and fallen human nature produces an often violent, decidedly outcome. Since human beings cannot … Continue reading

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