Immortality and Immorality (Dostoevsky)

The Brothers Karamazov by Fydor Dostoevsky is one of those classics that has been on my reading list for quite some time. I'm currently working through it. So far I'm enjoying it although I would certainly not call myself an expert on Dostoevsky or this book, The Brothers Karamazov. But I still want to share… Continue reading Immortality and Immorality (Dostoevsky)

When Evil is Cool (Guinness)

It's no secret that our culture's leading and loudest voices refuse to call evil what it is. Killing a baby in the womb is called a choice. Hostile rioting and violent looting are called protesting. Sexual sins are called rights. Vicious and murderous words on social media are called freedom of speech. And the list… Continue reading When Evil is Cool (Guinness)

The Moral Slide of Western Culture Illustrated (Guinness)

 In chapter one of Time for Truth, Os Guinness tells a story that very clearly describes our culture's moral downhill slide.  It also illustrates the turn from modernity to postmodernity.  Guinness mentions "The Lottery," a fictional story that the New Yorker published in 1948.  When it did come out in print, there was plenty of moral… Continue reading The Moral Slide of Western Culture Illustrated (Guinness)

Morality, Media, and Philosophical Pluralism

One dominate trait of our American culture is what Don Carson calls “philosophical pluralism.”  This is the belief or philosophy that no person, claim, or ideology is superior to another one.  “The only absolute creed is the creed of pluralism.  No religion has the right to pronounce itself right or true, and the others false,… Continue reading Morality, Media, and Philosophical Pluralism

Modesty

In the first century, Paul said that Christian women “are to dress themselves in modest clothing, with decency and good sense” (1 Tim. 2:9 HCSB).  Speaking more broadly of sexual purity, all Christians should dress decently and not in a sexually immoral or suggestive way.  Kent Hughes talks about modesty in chapter seven of Set… Continue reading Modesty