Archive for September 2013
Conservative vs. Liberal pt II: A Better Way of Thinking
My last post attempted to illustrate the semantic and philosophical disconnect between the terms conservative and liberal. This post is an attempt to provide a better way of thinking and talking about the issue of social change. Here’s by basic assumption: the problems conservative people have with liberal people and vice versa are not in…Read More
Conservative vs. Liberal: Thoughts on Why These Positions are Unhelpful
There are always words that get thrown around as if they have the weight of the world in their meanings. Conservative and Liberal are two of those words. In the banter that has become Western Christianity in America, these words are the razor’s edge in a knife fight, the trump card that within any circle…Read More
Who’s the most irreligious?
Not too many years ago I found myself uttering these incredibly cliched words: “I’m not religious, I just have a relationship with Jesus.” This was an echo of the words that I had heard time and again from my church leaders-“We’re not into religion, we’re into relationship.” So, what is “religion?” Over the years, I’ve…Read More