Everybody needs this coverage—even men.
by Sarah MacDonald—
Why are people so disrespectful? She didn’t understand why people couldn’t mind their own business and leave her alone. She was just trying to tend to her garden, and she didn’t need a bunch of people staring at her. People could be so self-centered. Just because she covered her head didn’t mean she was any less of a person. People would ask her why. Why? Why was her head covered? Submission! Tradition! They didn’t really care why, they were just judgmental, she thought. She would never act like they did. She was better than that.
A Story of Ethical Perfection
by Tom Gilson—
If asked, "Who's ethics were unmatched in all of Western literature?" who do you think of? ...Socrates? Buddha? There is perhaps only one character portrayed as possessing perfect power while being perfectly other-oriented. This is one of 38 micro-videos in the all-new 2nd annual Locke and Lewis Lecture Series. Thanks to Tom Gilson for filming this exceptional talk at our request.
Click here for Part 2 of Too Good to Be False by Tom Gilson
Why did Jesus himself and even demons refer to him by this title? (part 2 of 2)
by Brian Hayward
*Continued from previous post
"He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.” Bible, Gospel of Luke 1:32-33, New Testament
This announcement by the angel Gabriel to Mary is actually a prophecy about Jesus who would be born to a virgin woman. Who actually called him the Son of the Most High? Answer: demons, disciples, and even Jesus himself.
Merry Christmas! Yes, this is what Christians believe. (part 1 of 2)
by Brian Hayward
How can it be that a man can be the Son of God?! Yet this is what Christians celebrate at Christmas, not simply the birth of a special baby, but the birth of a divine child. Among Muslims and secular-minded people, this is unbelievable. Let’s look into this claim further by going back to the Hebrew scriptures of the Old Testament (Tawrat) which will give us a context for what the angel says to Mary the mother of Jesus. Here’s the key prophecy that God reveals to David (pbuh):
Why do you believe God loves you? Why should anyone?
by Simon Cox
During this third week of Advent, as Christmas Day is approaching, we celebrate the love that God has so generously given us. Most people (atheists excluded perhaps) seem to agree with the notion that God loves everyone. It’s a simple idea that reflexively rings true. Some people might agree at first but become more hesitant when the question is personalized then asking, “Do you believe that God loves YOU?” To some it might be a strange thought imagining the Creator of the Universe singling you out of a crowd, pointing his finger with a smile and saying, “I love YOU!” You might be uncomfortable believing that the one true God loves you despite the bad things (sins) that you know you have done.