Culture & Social Issues

The Death Penalty: Part II

This discussion was started because of a posting on Proverbial Wife. This is solely a biblical investigation, since, to the best of my ability, my life is scripture-driven and that is my touchstone for this issue. Social, psychological, and public policy issues will not drive this investigation, though we will probably examine in later parts…

God and man

My mind has been wandering today as I work on an index for apect programming. Taking breaks to refresh the well, I find myself contemplating God and man. The Thanksgiving holiday for someone who works at maintaining a semblance of cultural and historic memory will do that to you. Thinking of our blessings, I ask…

Freedom

Yesterday, Adrian Warnock addressed the nature of freedom in discussing the current political leadership in the West along with the policies in the war on terror and toward the Middle East, with a focus on the situation in Iraq. The spread of “freedom” has become a panacea for the world’s ills, but in order to…

TGIF

It’s Friday and the refrain of the day, even from my wife this morning is TGIF (Thank God its Friday)! It is remarkable, when you think about it, how we in the Western world, especially the United States, gear our lives around the weekend and because of that the arrival of every Friday is a…