Tag Archives: ethics

License, or – ?

I’ve just started reading The Revenant, a Novel of Revenge by Michael Punke.  It recounts the story of Hugh Glass, a legendary mountain man/fur trapper who was horribly mauled by a grizzly bear and left for dead by his companions. … Continue reading

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Power and Powerlessness

Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.  This is a truism with which we are all familiar.  The lack of power also corrupts, in that it relieves us of responsibility – and the absolute lack of power also corrupts absolutely … Continue reading

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Original Innocence

Innocence.  Here is a word with layers.  Mostly, we tend to think of innocence in a juridical sense, as meaning “not guilty of a specific crime.”  But there is also a deeper sense, which we call the innocence of children.  … Continue reading

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Readin’ ‘n Writin’

The confluence of two passions: I just visited the library and brought home some new literary treasures to savor; and NaNoWriMo started today, which means writing about 2,000 words every day for the next month, with an eye to completing a … Continue reading

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Social Activism

Recently, on a friend’s blog (see “Thoughts on God and Life” in my links list), a heated discussion took place about the value of social activism in a Christian’s life.   Opinions ranged from assertions that social activism is THE business of … Continue reading

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Living with Technology

It seems I am always wrestling with technology, in one way or another.  Often I think I am too old for it all – my brain hasn’t been properly “formatted” to use it well.  It seems like younger people take … Continue reading

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