In Part I, I stated that family life sets the stage for every other relationship. The importance of the family has been increasingly disregarded in America over the last 60 years or so. Progressive politics has attempted to gradually redefine what family is, and conservative politics, in an attempt to promote family stability yet remain non-offensive, … Continue reading A Balanced Approach to Gender Relations – Part II
Miyamoto Musashi, one of the greatest swordsmen of all time, taught that you become a warrior when you stop trying to become a warrior. It’s all very zen-ish, and it took me years to understand what he meant. Now that I understand it (I think), I can see how this perspective applies to many areas … Continue reading A Balanced Approach to Gender Relations – Part I
Over the last 30 years, American cultural views of sexuality have changed dramatically. Divorce was once seen as an unfortunate occurrence. Premarital sex was frowned upon. Homosexuality and transgender body modification were considered to be immoral and shameful. Today, divorce is almost a statistical probability for married couples, premarital sex is expected, and homosexual partnerships … Continue reading A Balanced Response to a Sexually Unrestrained Culture
Humans, relational creatures that they are, tend in their early adult years to start wanting to build a family of their own. Young women dream of romantic proposals and pray that their boyfriend will 1) stop putting off the proposal and 2) not propose in a totally lame way. Young men agonize over the right … Continue reading The Perpetual Engagement
Lately I’ve been struggling with the question of why a clear picture of God frequently seems so inaccessible. There are so many conflicting views that the image of the Creator often seems murky at best, when you’d think it should be the clearest thing in the world. I think it’s likely that our religious constructs … Continue reading Why Isn’t the Truth About God Easy to See?