Tag Archives: Morality

Missio on Daniel: The Biblical Impossibility of Objectivity

All my life I have heard about and seen illustrations regarding the idea that as a Christian, Christ must be at the center of my life. In every thought and decision it is His influence, example and voice that must … more »

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Missio on Daniel: Making Jeremiah 29 Work

The story of Daniel teaches us that it is possible to live a faithful life even during exile in a pagan land and amidst a culture antithetical to God’s law.  As if spurred on by Jeremiah 29, with competence and … more »

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Doorways to Transcendence

“Windows to transcendence” is the metaphor the brilliant sociologist Peter Berger offered, describing the way we see and don’t see the reality of the world around us. He argued that the Enlightenment vision of the modern world has closed those … more »

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It’s Different When It’s Your Mother

“Perhaps it is more difficult than I thought before, because it is different when it’s your mother.” Twice a year I teach a course that requires the students to read carefully and critically week by week, listening and analyzing as … more »

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Always Winter, Never Christmas

“It is winter in Narnia,” said Mr. Tumnus, “and has been for ever so long…. always winter, but never Christmas.” There are words that capture our imaginations, often from the very first time we hear them. I confess that when … more »

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Justice Cannot Be Just Us

“At crucial moments of choice, most of the business of choosing is already over.” There are some truths that are true across time, perennially true. Year after year, generation after generation, century after century, civilization after civilization. In a sentence, … more »

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