Faith and Depression

The first thing that needs to be covered, even before covering depression, is faith. One of the first misteps is confusing happiness with Christian Joy. Happines is, as a great many people throughout history have observed, short-lived. As defined in this series of posts, happiness must be short-lived. It is a human pursuit (the United… Continue reading Faith and Depression

What and Wherefore

How can someone who has the knowledge that they have been saved in Christ be depressed? Faith is the key. Having faith that Jesus Christ died for your sins is easy, in comparison to living the life that displays that faith. Someone who hasn”t survived depression cannot fathom it. Too many people confuse this with… Continue reading What and Wherefore

ECUSA Disfunction

I’m sure you’re familiar with the current hullabaloo surrounding the nomination and subsequent installation of Gene Robinson as a “Bishop” in the Episcopal Church, USA. This is my perspective on the matter. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1 As a supposedly “confessing”… Continue reading ECUSA Disfunction

Why America Outpaces Europe (Clue: The God Factor)

June 8, 2003 Why America Outpaces Europe (Clue: The God Factor) By NIALL FERGUSON XFORD, England — It was almost a century ago that the German sociologist Max Weber published his influential essay “The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism.” In it, Weber argued that modern capitalism was “born from the spirit of Christian… Continue reading Why America Outpaces Europe (Clue: The God Factor)

Friend or Angel?

One day, when I was a freshman in high school, I saw a kid from my class was walking home from school. His name was Kyle. It looked like he was carrying all of his books. I thought to myself, “Why would anyone bring home all his books on a Friday? He must really be… Continue reading Friend or Angel?

Whose Freedom Is It?

The United States of America though young by historical standards, is still one of the oldest democracies (an aside: in truth, we are actually a representative democracy. Read that “Republic”) in the world. I won’t say absolutely the oldest, but it’s close. As a country with such a standing in the annals of history, it… Continue reading Whose Freedom Is It?

Moral Relevency of Mainstream Christianity

  Reprinted from NewsMax.com Is ‘Mainstream Christianity’ Morally Relevant Right Now? Tom Marsland Thursday, March 20, 2003 Pope John Paul II recently condemned America and Great Britain’s “alliance of the willing” for wanting to liberate the Iraqi people and stop Hussein’s proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Clearly, Pope John Paul II is a decent… Continue reading Moral Relevency of Mainstream Christianity