Ethics

I recently (as in the spring of 2012; wow, this post has been in draft for awhile!) gave a guest lecture in Bart Ehrman's Introduction to New Testament and Early Christian Literature class. Bart periodically has his senior students give a lecture or two for experience...

Well, I'm glad science cleared that up for us. According to a recent TED talk by psychologist Christopher Ryan (and as reported by the Mail Online), monogamy is not biologically natural for human beings, male or female—it's not genetically hardwired! All this time I thought I...

A couple weeks ago, Joel Willits posted a critique of the oft-used cliché "love the sinner, hate the sin," arguing: This slogan is one of the most unbiblical ideas I’ve ever heard that get’s touted as if it were actually a verse in the Bible. However,...

Christianity Today has posted a new article, Survey: Frequent Bible Reading Can Turn You Liberal,which details the surprising survey results pertaining to attitudes about consumption, social justice, terrorism, etc. The article suggests that consistent Bible reading pushes people leftward on some issues. For example: Some of the...

In "Parents Caught Spanking Children on Audiotape Real Time," what should have been a straightforward report on the somewhat surprising (to the researchers) results of placing audio recorders in families' homes to study "Real Life Mother-Child Interaction in the Home" was somehow transformed into a...

[caption id="attachment_2126" align="alignright" width="300"] No war is ever civil.[/caption] In Part One, we looked at how Washington, DC, pastor Anthony Evans' declaration that the Supreme Court's refusal to hear a case challenging the DC gay marriage law has set up a "civil war between the church...

In the wake of the Supreme Court refusing to hear a case challenging the Washington, DC law recognizing gay marriages, DC pastor Anthony Evans has declared a "civil war between the church and the gay community": "[W]hat the Supreme Court has set up is the greatest...