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A Response to “Christian Objectivity: Polygyny”

Last week, my fellow blogger Staples offered up an argument in defense of polygyny. To say it more correctly, he offered an argument against the idea that monogamy is a practice that can be defended strongly from the Bible. It is my intention to push back on some of his ideas, and maybe end up with another response from him. I guess only time will tell.

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Christian Objectivity: Polygyny

What happens when a Western missionary moves into a village someplace and has great success in converting the population to Christianity, but then realizes that some of the new Christian men have more than one wife? These men are often societal leaders or elders, even chiefs, but doesn’t Christianity ban having more than one wife? Should the missionary encourage divorce? But doesn’t God hate divorce? Continue reading

Brains v. Babies (But Only in Books)

I’ve read many a classic in my time, but if you give me a choice, I’ll almost always pick up a children’s book.  Yes, of course there’s plenty of rubbish marketed at the 8-12 set (or good books wrapped in rubbish covers – I’m looking at you, copy of Mr. Popper’s Penguins with Jim Carrey’s mug on the front!) but there’s a long history of really excellent reading as well.  One of the reasons I love children’s literature is the impact it has; without us realizing it, the books we read as children shape the way we think about the world.  This is good if you read good books like A Wrinkle in Time or The Wednesday Wars, but can also be problematic. Continue reading

Thursday Links: Evils and Responses

This week’s links have a lot to do with evil and our responses to those evils.
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On Christian Objectivity 5: bin Laden is dead!

The way Christians responded to bin Laden’s death has been on my mind. It’s been on the minds of lots of people, actually. This theme alone probably accounts for half of my Facebook feed for the last few days. Continue reading

Osama Bin Laden is Dead: Response and Reflection

Yesterday, President Obama announced that the United States conducted an operation that resulted in the death of Osama Bin Laden. The U.S. has been after Bin Laden since September 11th, 2001, and many people have rejoiced greatly that this long-standing mission has now been completed.
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I Never Hated a Man I Didn’t Like: On Charity

I have written a few posts on this blog against Christian Reconstructionism, an ideology that I would not like to see gain traction or influence in American Christianity. As I have researched Reconstructionism on the internet, I have actually learned some heartwarming and likable things about some of the big thinkers involved in the movement. Continue reading

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