The power of hypocrisy is that it proves something to be false. But maybe not the thing you think. Veganism isn’t proven false by a vegan who has three exception days a week. Her belief in veganism is proven false. Or consider what environmentalism hypocrisy says about the movement. We are told that the situationContinue reading “Understanding Hypocrisy”
Category Archives: Sin
The Sin of Marie St. Clare
Introduction Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin has many villainous characters, chief among them Simon Legree. Another devilish character is Augustine St. Clare’s wife, Marie, who is the epitome of selfishness. Marie sees herself as faultless and her slaves as selfish, explaining to her husband how selfish Mammy is, “I think it’s selfish ofContinue reading “The Sin of Marie St. Clare”
Introduction Pornography is looking at images as erotic stimulants. It is the attempt to arouse a sex instinct where it was previously dulled, or excite it where it was strong already. It must always be evil because, for a human, it degrades his kind and is unworthy of human dignity. Flannery O’Connor said of pornography,Continue reading “Pornography Canceled”
The Complicated Topic of Self-Love
Introduction Americans have been confused about self-love since the nation began. The founding generation operated with the misguided Enlightenment notion that benevolence was natural to mankind. Benevolence, they thought, was grounded ultimately in self-love. John Adams argued that self-love emanated outward in widening concentric circles. Self-love was thought to be the source of benevolence. NotContinue reading “The Complicated Topic of Self-Love”
How to fight a spirit of self-satisfaction?
There are many reasons Christians might find themselves with a spirit of self-satisfaction—anytime God permits them to participate in a great achievement.
Why do teenage boys start cussing?
It’s a fascinating thing. Why do teenagers begin cussing? Especially teenage boys
Too Happy with the World
American evangelicals have too much of Christ to be happy in the world and too much of the world to be happy in Christ.