Ethics

In the spirit of today's holiday in honor of one of the greatest men of the twentieth century, I thought it might be good to post a few brief quotes from Dr. King's "Letter from a Birmingham Jail," written April 16, 1963. These words are...

It inevitably comes up every year: the question of how parents of young children should handle Santa Claus. For some, this is a highly impassioned subject; with many liking to remind everyone as often as possible that "Santa" is an anagram of "Satan"—or, if not...

Thomas Friedman has managed to publish a good op-ed in the NYTimes, one in which he looks at America's shrinking status as a superpower and persistent educational failings (building off two other recent pieces, this one by Michael Hirsh and this one by Robert Samuelson)...

I figured it would only be appropriate for my first post since getting back from my honeymoon would be on sex.CNN's religion blog has a short article (mainly borrowing from John Acuff's recent post on "Stuff Christians Like") talking about how Christians "spoil" sex by...

Language indeed shapes the way we think, says Lera Boroditsky's article in the Wall Street Journal. For anyone with any common sense (or language training), this shouldn't be especially surprising, but it is an interesting read nonetheless, exploring how the latest cognitive research demonstrates testable...

Michael Snyder's recent Yahoo! Finance article points out quite a few disturbing trends that signal the disappearance of the middle class in the United States, as the gap between the "haves" and "have-nots" continues to increase: •    83 percent of all U.S. stocks are in the...

James McGrath has posted a collection of helpful links on what the Bible has to say about homosexuality, including articles from both sides. It's worth bookmarking for future discussions.I would add the following to the list:Gary R. Jepsen, "Arsenokoites and Malakos: Meanings and Consequences," Currents...

An old song randomly came up on my iPhone the other day that brought my attention to an extremely common mistake, one I have heard repeated even by those who should know better: the idea of a "dowry" as a price paid by the bridegroom...