Monthly Archives: February 2012

Is Infanticide the Next Logical Step Beyond Abortion?

Several days ago, The Journal of Medical Ethics, which is an international peer-reviewed journal for health professionals and researchers in medical ethics, published a new article by Alberto Giubilini and Francesca Minerva.  In this paper, Giubilini and Minerva advance four … Continue reading

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Large Churches more Orthodox and Faithful than Small Churches …?

A recent report issued by the Barna Group in November of 2011 has turned up some interesting findings related to church size and the nature of an individual’s theological beliefs and actions.  This study, which was based upon interviews of … Continue reading

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From the Ashes of War: The Gospel According to Mark – Part 2

Mark 1:1 – On Empires, Osama Bin Laden, and the Smashing of Imperial Symbols. Earlier this week, we started a new series on the Gospel According to Mark; and in the first article, it was argued that this Gospel is … Continue reading

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The Sunday Seven

Welcome to my new series, “The Sunday Seven.”  Here, you will find a rather motley collection of articles, blogs and other various musings that have captured my attention over the past seven days.  No promises as to what you may … Continue reading

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We May No Longer Call Them “Bastards,” but the Real Question is: Do We Treat Them as Such?

In 1965, Daniel Moynihan, then working for the United States Department of Labor, issued a report in which he found that 24% of black children and 3% of white children were born out of wedlock.  At the time, the report … Continue reading

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When Presidential Candidates Talk About God

It is a commonly held belief that American voters want to know about the religious leanings of their presidential candidates.  Do they believe in a god; and if so, which one?  Why do they believe?  And how will this belief … Continue reading

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Dying to Bring You the News

I know almost nothing about her, save for the few sketchy details that have emerged in the aftermath of her death.  I know that she was a Yale graduate in her fifties and that she had been married three times … Continue reading

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