In virtually any discussion of the Civil War, southern apologists quickly make the case that the War was indeed not about slavery, but about other factors. Among the first pieces of evidence exhibited in this case is the statement like this: “Only about 4 percent of the population actually owned slaves.” So, it is implied, […]
I want to thank you to Doug for the consideration of considering my response on taxation. He has, as may be expected, volleyed back. After carefully weighing his counterexamples and their stated implications, I don’t think they make the case. They actually support my thesis more clearly. First, I would like to note in passing […]
Most people who refer use the phrase “render unto Caesar” don’t consider the biblical account in its context—either its biblical context, or historical context. This causes considerable misunderstanding and confusion about the issue of legitimate Authority among Christians. The Context The confrontation (Matt. 22:15–22) takes place in the setting of a larger narrative about Jesus’ […]
Depending on whom you ask, December 25 has a whole host of nefarious pagan characters laying claim to it. Mithra, Isis, Osiris, and Saturnalia are just a few of the names that get linked with this date. The general argument, illustrated by Ferrell’s quotation above, is that because December 25 is associated with so many pagan (or even worse, Roman Catholic) traditions and "deities," "real" Christians should not celebrate the day, or attribute any more significance to it than any other day of the year.
On Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Arizona Cardinals will square off against one another in Super Bowl XLIII. If there ever was a time to crow about the wonders of rebuilding a city around a professional sports team, this would be it. Three of the four teams that were in the play-offs hail from citiesâ€”Baltimore, Philadelphia and Pittsburghâ€”that in recent years spent billions rebuilding their downtowns around pro sports facilities and other community anchors.