Category Archives: Public Square

Exposition of 1 Corinthians 10:27–30 Will “the strong” risk shame?

1 Corinthians 10:27–30 27 If an unbeliever invites you to a meal and you want to go, eat whatever is put before you without raising questions of conscience. 28 But if someone says to you, “This has been offered in … Continue reading

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Exposition of 1 Corinthians 10:23–26 Getting things in perspective

1 Corinthians 10:23–26 23 “I have the right to do anything,” you say — but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything” — but not everything is constructive. 24 No one should seek their own good, … Continue reading

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Exposition of 1 Corinthians 10:1–6 The road to idolatry ends with judgment

1 Corinthians 10:1–6 1 For I do not want you to be ignorant of the fact, brothers and sisters, that our ancestors were all under the cloud and that they all passed through the sea. 2 They were all baptized … Continue reading

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Poverty caused by misfortune

This post discusses a Christian response to poverty caused by misfortune such as disaster, death of a spouse, job loss, war-trauma or illness. (I am not talking about those who prefer a life of drug abuse or petty crime.) I … Continue reading

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Disturbing trend in US business culture

Since investment banks are vital to the current business structure of the United States, the morality of relationships between these institutions and their clients can tell us something about how “the world” functions as well as where it is going. … Continue reading

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Science: Global warming — amount of warming confirmed

Few issues have aroused the feelings of political conservatives and their evangelical allies as much as the claim that global warming is a fact. A newly published study has settled several key issues about this claim that had formerly made … Continue reading

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Politics 2012 — Michele Bachmann on wifely submission and homosexuality

Denny Burk, a Baptist college professor in biblical studies, has posted a handy compilation of Michele Bachmann’s responses to sharp questions from the press about her Christian faith. She was quizzed on her views of God’s guidance, submission of a … Continue reading

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