Re-thinking “Judge Not”

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Perhaps the most misunderstood and ill-used verse of Scripture is “Judge not, lest you be judged.”  We hear this from those wishing to deflect moral censure, as though Jesus is making a blanket statement against all judgment.  I’m convinced most people don’t even know where this is found (Matthew 7:1), but use it anyway to […]

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Mr. Bojangles, Rascal, God and Me — 9/7/11

Monday, September 12th, 2011

Well, the deed is done.  I’m saddened, but not all broken up about it; after all he was just a cat.  Still, if he’d have been suffering with pain, I could better justify putting him down September 6th at 6:30 pm. I found him at the end of November 1994, along with two other kittens […]

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A Socratic Dialogue

Saturday, July 9th, 2011

A friend of mine and I were talking recently about the “Socratic Dialogues” so famously part of Greek philosophical thought.  I got to thinking:  If Socrates were a Christian, perhaps he would engage in a dialogue along the lines of the one below, concerning the veracity of Scripture and the limitations of reason. Infidelus:  “You are a Christian, are […]

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