[originally posted October 21, 2004] I got a letter from James Dobson today. Apparently, he needs my help to “keep traditional family values in America!” All I have to do is send some money to accept his “invitation to become a charter m... read more
“Let us not put this sort of [knowledge of ourselves] away from us as too troublesome and as making us too responsible. We have simply to know in the first place; and are not bound to be labouring all the time to feed imagination, exercise reason,... read more
Facebook and news streams talk of fearing the government, with references to Hitler and talk of tyranny and conspiracy. There is a gravity of fear. Fear has a gravitational pull. There are times when our fear changes our circumstances to bring our fears t... read more
I can’t help but wonder how Jesus would have responded if he had been invited to pray at inaugural ceremonies for Tiberias in 14 AD, or what Paul’s response to such a request for any of the emperors during his lifetime.