Category Archives: Ethics

Little Emperors

*Posted by Daisy Reynolds. Daisy is the Assistant Director of Academic Affairs at Criswell College where she is also studying for a Master of Divinity. A study of little emperors was recently published in the Science journal. The term little emperors refers to the children born to urban families in China under the one child policy implemented in 1979. The policy was created to control population in overcrowded cities, and … Continue reading

Being Poor & Being Oppressed Are Not Synonymous

*Posted by Joe Wooddell Ma and Pa in the Little House on the Prairie series were poor, but they were not oppressed. No one owed them anything. No one was systematically mistreating them. They settled and cultivated some land, worked hard, and slowly built up to modest means. Almonzo Wilders family in another book of that series (Farmer Boy) was better off. They worked smarter and had better luck (being … Continue reading

Why aren’t we calling it the “royal fetus’?

*Guest post Dr. Denny Burk. Dr. Burk serves as Associate Professor of Biblical Studies at Boyce College in Louisville, KY. This piece originally appeared on his blog, Denny Burk. As you have probably already heard, Kate Middleton is pregnant. Her offspring will be third in line for the English throne. The media have been abuzz with the news. In fact, I would say that they have been downright obsessive about … Continue reading


*Posted by Kirk Spencer Why not? I put my faith in him. We all did. I thought he was gonna be different than all the other jokers, but this guy, he cant even define the word is.What happens if they give him one of the hard words, like truth? Spoken by William Hayes In the movie Definitely Maybe 2008 In the Summer of 2004, I watched the young senator from … Continue reading

The Lesser of Two Weasels

*Posted by Kirk Spencer We Americans, we get to choose our weasels. Of course the weasel is always the other guy. But in a two-party system, there are two sides and so there are two weasels. So, in our electing, we must choose the lesser of two weasels (the one who is the less weaselly weasel). To do this we must find the differences between the two weasels. Some of … Continue reading

Gods and Gays

*Posted by Winston Hottman Below are the videos from a recent debate between one of our contributors, Dr. Barry Creamer, and atheist activist andradio host of Dogma Debate, David Smalley. The debateis divided into two segments. The subject of the firstsegment is the existence of God. The secondsegment deals with the question of same-sex marriage. Its great to see two people from very different worldviews come together and dialogue in … Continue reading

Evil and Free Will in Heaven

*Posted by Barry Creamer I participated in a debate hosted by a secular student organization at Collin Colleges Plano campus recently. The topics selected for the two-part debate were the existence of God and same-sex marriage. In response to one of my statements during the debate, an astute listener named Mandie asked a question worth at least the response I share here. Mandie said: I have a question for Mr. … Continue reading

“Harm Is a Wax Nose”

*Posted by Winston Hottman In an interview with Collin Hansen, Tim Keller and Al Mohler discuss the complexities of discussing moral issues in a culture that cant agree ona definition ofhuman well-being:

On Profit, Risk, and Virtue

*Posted by Joe Wooddell You do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. . . . You ought to say, If the Lord wills, we will . . . engage in business and make a profit (James 4:13-15). When an entrepreneur invests his capital (time, effort, money, equipment, etc.) in producing a good or service, the profit is his reward. He might agree up front to pay laborers … Continue reading