​Clarity in 140 Characters

Issues tend to become intertwined with others which can make the task of defining the central issue feel like trying to find a ring dropped in a muddy lake. We know it’s there, but we keep groping, hoping to find that one precious piece of value that explains everything else. However, from time to time,…

The Glory of God in Down’s Syndrome

It turns out that the most dangerous place for a person with Down’s Syndrome is the womb. Studies show that between 67% and 85% of babies who receive a diagnosis that they are likely to have Down syndrome are aborted. While this statistic represents a reduction from the 90% that once dominated the discussion, it…

Aleppo and the Injustice of Civilian Casualties

Aleppo has fallen, and in its wake, one of the greatest atrocities of our time is coming to light. Pro-Assad forces took control of the city and did so ruthlessly. The United Nations reported “summary killings” by those forces and has accused the Assad regime of war crimes. America’s ambassador to the UN asked those…

Technology’s Unfulfilled Promises, Pt 2

Yesterday I explored how technology continually leaves us wanting as it offers a promise it cannot fulfill, an unqualifiedly better life. The problem with the technology wasn’t the technology per se, but the depravity of the people driving and using the technology. But there remains a more sinister side to technological advance, a side where…

Weekly Wrap-Up 11/11

Media Bewilderment After Donald Trump’s sound victory over Hillary Clinton, the media is wondering how they got it so wrong. Apparently they missed the importance of “fly-over country” in their calculations because that is what propelled a Trump win. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/10/business/media/news-outlets-wonder-where-the-predictions-went-wrong.html?referer= Christians and the Post-Election Culture How do Christians fit in the American landscape after the…

The Idolatry of Physician Assisted Suicide

17 years ago America recoiled in disgust as news of Dr. Jack Kevorkian flooded the media. What was once appalling is now legal in Washington state, Oregon, California, and Vermont. Moreover, physician-assisted suicide (PAs), is on the ballot in Colorado and is being debated by legislatures in Washington D.C. and New York. In a surprising…