Disclaimer: I am responding to the information found in this article. Please read along with my thoughts, but please do not simply read my thoughts. It is not uncommon for those of us who attend seminaries to be forced, through threat of blocks on our ability to sign up for courses, to attend (re)education courses are no credit to anything including our degree plan; all the while peddling facts that aren’t even in agreement with the most mainstream of stats (The BJS), forcing us to engage in an anti-intellectual waste of time. [...]Read More
Author: Jon Beadle
“I don’t believe in God, but I miss Him.” When Julian Barnes, the man booker prize-winning British novelist, penned the above quote, he echoed something within much of the heartbeat of modern secular society. It seems in all of our “liberation” of the absurdity in religion, we still yearn for the divine order to be true. [...]Read More
Donald Trump is not a nazi, he is an economic nationalist.
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I stripped off all of his clothes, sitting him in the warm water with his birthday suit on full display. No shame, concern or hesitation would cross his face. Declan was in his happy place. I had taken off my wrist watch, turned off the water, and carefully grabbed the 500-page novel that I am determined to read, in its entirety, to my almost 2-year old boy; and that book is ‘Jane Eyre.’ [...]Read More
“We were keeping our eye on 1984. When the year came and the prophecy didn’t, thoughtful Americans sang softly in praise of themselves. The roots of liberal democracy had held. Wherever else the terror had happened, we, at least, had not been visited by Orwellian nightmares. But we had forgotten that alongside Orwell’s dark vision,...Read More