Tag Archives: morality

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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Men

I’ve been thinking about men.  No, not THAT way!  Just wondering – in our day and age, how do boys learn to be men?  How do we all understand what it means to be a man? The last few decades … 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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Lent

Lent is coming.  February 17.  A time for being intentional about clearing away some of the obstacles between ourselves and God.  There is a standard practice of giving up something – chocolate, alcohol – for the forty days (minus Sundays) … 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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