Browsing articles from "March, 2005"
Mar
30
2005

The Five Functions of Civil Government

Here’s one more article from Mark Beliles, culled from an old publication, and probably expanded upon in his book Liberating the Nations: Civil government is one of the five main areas of jurisdiction to whom God gives certain responsibilities and very definite limits. This article takes a brief look at these, and highlights how they […]

Mar
30
2005

Conservative v. Liberal Views of Rule of Law

Sorry to be a contrarian, but… I found the aforementioned article on the Rule of Law (ROL) to be a little overly simplistic, painting both conservative and liberal positions in an incomplete light. Also, it failed in presenting a nice picture of a Christian view of government – it made it sound like Christians support […]

Mar
28
2005

The Emerging (Goth, Punk, Rave) Church

As a product of the Charismatic movement, a mostly American revival of pentecostal Christianity in the late 60’s which began in California and spread around the world, I am always intrested in the latest trends in the non-traditional (cutting-edge) church. Tim at e-church.com has a nice article on the current debate going on between the […]

Mar
25
2005

Christianity Today Weighs In on Schiavo

CT has a nice collection of essays on the issues around this case, including: While I Was Sleeping – Why my husband finally refused to end my life during my two-month coma. Life with Dignity – Let’s not be too eager to pull the plug on our fellow image-bearers. Speaking Out: Why I Believe in […]

Mar
24
2005

The 10 Issues of the Schiavo Case

There are so many issues that the Schiavo case has unearthed, I wanted to summarize them the best I could, and rant a little too. Enjoy 1. Individual Right to Refuse Treatment Does an individual have the right to refuse treatment? We all agree on this. Yes. 2. Guardian’s Right to Refuse Treatment Does a […]

Mar
21
2005

Finding Meaning – Objective and Subjective Approaches

Meaning, like truth, has both objective and subjective components. Over the centuries, wise men, spiritualists, and philosophers have observed the human condition and concluded that certain principles and practices lead to relative ruin and unhappiness, while others lead to meaning and satisfaction. This is why we have the concept of a “wasted life.” Those who […]

Mar
16
2005

Rumor: Jonny Lang a Christian?

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For those unfamiliar with Jonny Lang, he is a phenomenal young blues guiatarist and vocalist. We went to see him this past week, and surprisingly, he sang some very Christian songs. First, he sang Stevie Wonder’s "Have a Talk With God." Someone from the crowd yelled afterwards "I just talked with God, and He says […]

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