Monthly Archives: May 2013

Pacifism and the growth of the “Just War” Position

As America stagnates in our intervention in the Middle East, some people have asked about believers participation in war. The Christian Church has a history of asking the questions concerning believer’s participation in war. And, it goes back to the … Continue reading

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Harmonic Dissonance

There are two phenomena that strike a chord in my perception that I could only describe as “Harmonic Dissonance”. The latest “Faith Matters” survey, (2011), shows numerically that Americans are increasingly accepting of non-religious people as well as atheists. Americans … Continue reading

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Must we choose betwen faith and academic or universal history?

Robert Bellah has written what can only be described as his “Magnus opus”. It is entitled, Religion in Human Evolution and it has caused a reaction on the part of Christian theologians. One of these writers, Paul Griffiths, chair of … Continue reading

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More on Natural Law Theory, Religion and its affect on Secular Culture

Natural Law Theory pervades Christian opinion that impacts the secular culture. Most secular opinions dismiss natural law theory as academic and unconvincing in terms of contemporary moral choices. The idea is that these theories that are often framed in quotes … Continue reading

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Era Chauvinism

The American Research Center in Egypt has been featuring a history of Egyptology on their web-site. A new episode has been added recently on the impact of Western archeologists and researchers on Egypt. The program chronicles Western interest in Egypt … Continue reading

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Civilizations and Religions; Does one fall with the other?

The Bade Museum of Biblical Archaeology is featuring a 3D digital reconstruction of one of the buildings at Uruk, (in what is modern day Iraq). You can view it and the 6 minute video of the reconstruction at http://www.pasthorizonspr.com Uruk … Continue reading

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Religion and Economics; is it our business?

I have heard it said that religious people have no business meddling in business, (pun intended). We are told that we should leave economic activity and the marketplace to those who “know better”. The issue boils down to three essential … Continue reading

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