Many of us live as though our secret skeletons will remain forever hidden, but what if they don’t? What if what the Bible teaches is true? What if our every thought, word, and deed will be publicly exposed and morally judged? What if?
In seeking to understand the public’s emotional outrage over Cecil’s death, and our apparent lack of concern for at least part of humanity, I can identify three factors that I believe have warped our collective perspective.
“I’ll burn my stillerz gear in my yard and i’ll remove my tattoo from my leg!” If you’re not “from around here,” the statement likely makes no sense. But if you’ve ever spent time in western PA, you’re aware that our little slice of the world has a culture of its own. Ever since the glory days of […]
“Oh Ashley!” If you’ve ever read or seen Gone with the Wind, the scene nears unforgettable. Obsessed with Ashley Wilkes, Scarlett Ohara draws upon all of her ingenuity to woo the potential adulterer away from his wife. Weakened by his attraction to Scarlett, the southern gentleman almost gives in. Almost. His honor will not allow. […]
Conservatives demand it as necessary; liberals protest it as unloving. But what, we might wonder, does God think about capital punishment? The death penalty was common under the Mosaic Law, but the Law doesn’t accurately reflect God’s heart. Furthermore, to my knowledge, the issue is never seriously addressed in the New Testament. In Genesis 9, […]
Chip The sad moment remains etched in my memory. Our son’s beloved dog Chip was wrought by lymphoma, and it fell upon me to have him put down. As I held the little guy’s paw, the vet injected a potassium solution, and Chip closed his faithful brown eyes forever. A hunter for most of my […]
In case you’ve been vacationing on Mars and haven’t heard, Cecil the beloved lion is dead, lured from a Zimbabwe game preserve and shot by an arrow from the bow of Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer. The Internet has exploded with outrage. Movie stars have voiced their condemnation. Protesters have gathered outside of Palmer’s office. And […]
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