Reflecting on Inflection Points

Reflecting on Inflection Points

Circumstances have a way of bringing into everyday conversation terms and concepts that become frequent in their use. Current attention has brought a term like “unprecedented” into our reflections on events that have dominated the public stage, and we hear it...
Echoes of Enlightenment on an Ordinary Day

Echoes of Enlightenment on an Ordinary Day

Immanuel Kant was one of the influential voices in what we now call the “Enlightenment.” In that period, mostly during the 18th century, the confluence of scientific discovery and philosophical inquiry ushered in what we now consider to be the modern age. Kant was...
Dominion, Domination and Theological “Replacement”

Dominion, Domination and Theological “Replacement”

One of creation’s gifts to humankind, according to the foundational testimony we find in Genesis 1:28, is: “Be fruitful and multiply … and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth.”...
When Integrity Leaves the Public Square

When Integrity Leaves the Public Square

Chaos is swirling about in our public life. Its troubling effects seem to be touching many dimensions of our communal life: education, religion, personal relationships and our capacity to maintain community. This is one of the many challenges that face us in this...