Written by David C. Pack
Christmas is thought to be a wonderful time, focusing participants on giving, family togetherness, beautiful music and decorations, feasting on special foods and singing traditional carols. All of this is supposedly centered around the worship of Jesus Christ, and His birth on December 25.
Where did Christmas originate? What is the origin [...]
Daily Archive for December 8th, 2008
Written by David C. Pack
Written by Sean Murray
There is a major distinction between the ‘lawyer’ and the ‘philosopher.’ The lawyer participates in an argument: takes a side and fights for it. A philosopher, however, should attempt to undermine the debate itself; to show where both sides are wrong. In other words, the philosopher must show that not only are [...]
Written by Doris Wagnon
According to Fox News, there is an ad campaign launched on D.C. buses which says, “Why Believe in a God? Just be good for goodness sake.”
God is a poor choice of words to describe what most of us believe about God.
The word “God” conjures up images of an all-powerful, grand-fatherly, male, super being. But when you ask adults to engage their God-given reason and think about the nature of God, most of us describe something unbound by human form:
Opponents of gay marriage often cite Scripture. But what the Bible teaches about love argues for the other side.
By Lisa Miller | NEWSWEEK
Let’s try for a minute to take the religious conservatives at their word and define marriage as the Bible does. Shall we look to Abraham, the great patriarch, who slept with his servant when [...]
Posted in God is...All of Us on Dec 8th, 2008
By Bill King, Copyright 2008 Houston Chronicle
The Bible contains numerous passages outlining the duty of the faithful to treat ‘aliens’ with charity and tolerance.
A few months ago I was in church listening to our pastor’s sermon. He was describing a feast where the prophets had sent out word for all the people of Israel to [...]
Study Finds Happiness is Infectious
Rob Stein, Washington Post
Happiness is contagious, spreading among friends, neighbors, siblings and spouses like the flu, according to a large study that for the first time shows how emotion can ripple through clusters of people who might not even know each other.
By Mary Gruben
I love my Southern Baptist denomination, but may I tell you how very discouraging, disgusting and frustrating it is to be a woman in the Southern Baptist denomination? For two reasons, I believe that I have earned the right to be heard.
I was married to a violent and abusive man. When I talked [...]