Should Churches Purge Members That Minister Beyond Denominational Limitations?
In response to learning of a number in her district that pursued ordination online, a United Methodist bishop posted on a blog a threat to withdraw from membership anyone she catches committing this crime against the church. Now would that be a punishment or a reward to be forced off this sinking denominational ship? The bishop justifies such a hardline position because, “It is an | Read More »
A Moral Analysis Of Physician Assisted Suicide
It is often difficult to judge someone until you have walked a mile in their shoes. As such, one of the most challenging situations imaginable would be for someone in optimal health to counsel the terminally ill as to the proper response to legal physician-assisted suicide. In this contentious debate, ghouls in lab coats give those wracked with the most horrible of afflictions the impression | Read More »
Biomedical Developments Require Advanced Ethical Reflection
With advances in medical science, the line between when doctors should intervene to save a life and when they should step back to allow nature to take its course has become increasingly blurred. Since life sustaining support systems can be financially burdensome and because the average person emphatically projects themselves into such a situation and find that they are unsettled in the spirit when confronted | Read More »
Does Christian Compassion Demand Uncritical Exposure To Ebola?
In an episode of the News In Focus program produced by the Berea Baptist Church posted at SermonAudio.com, Pastor Joey Kellett offered a few remarks regarding the ebola outbreak. For the most part, the minister condemned those such as Donald Trump as well as a number of Christians that questioned the wisdom of bringing into the United States a number of missionaries that have contracted | Read More »
Evolutionists Outraged At County Fair Creation Science Displays
The July 2014 cover story of Earth: The Magazine Of The American Geosciences Institute warns “Creationism Comes To The County Fair’. It is further cautioned “County fairs have proved good places for creationists to reach captive audiences”. But aren’t these venues less captive than those in which evolutionists purvey their own propaganda? For example, no one is forced to attend the county fair. However, unless | Read More »
A Christian Approach To Technology
In Jurassic Park, the chaos theorist played by Jeff Goldblum quipped that scientists were in such a hurry to find out if they could that they never took the time to consider whether they should when it came to resurrecting extinct dinosaurs through genetic cloning technology. The comment was quite profound as it also has considerable bearing on the application of similar technologies to the | Read More »
Will Obama Airlift Immigrant Insurgents Into U.S. Heartland?
In an O’Reilly Factor interview, Univison propagandist Jorge Ramos remarked that the waters of the Rio Grande were contaminated and beset with dangerous currents. Sarcastically I joked that eventually Coast Guard or Naval transports would probably ferry the border violators across. It now seems that the Obama Administration may go above and beyond that level of accommodative outrageousness. According to the New York Times, a | Read More »
Nothing Unpatriotic About Taking Advantage Of Tax Code Loopholes
The cover story of the July 2014 issue of Fortune Magazine is titled “Positively Un-American: Bigtime Companies Moving Their Headquarters Overseas To Dodge Billions In Taxes”. Technically, if this is taking advantage of a loophole or provision of of the legal code, is it really un-American? To many of this perspective, the issue is not so much about exhibiting a love of country as it | Read More »
Environmental Propagandists Full Of It Over Dog Poo Run Off
Each year, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources publishes an educational brochure directed towards children titled “The Maryland Bay Game”. Often, the pamphlet contains interesting information regarding the state’s geography and natural resources. Some of the content, however, is outright environmental propaganda. For example, there is one activity consisting of a maze titled “Scoop The Poop”. The text admonishes that, by scooping the poop of | Read More »
Headline Potpourri #56
The cover story of the May 2014 issue of the Atlantic Monthly is titled “Closing The Confidence Gap: Even successful women lack self-assurance at work. Men have too much.” No doubt the point of this article will be that, since a few are miserable, everyone should be miserable. So long as there is not an atmosphere of outright abuse or verbal belittlement going on, is | Read More »