Tag Archives: cultures and civilizations

Neither Red nor Blue

The madman hat came out this morning. Maybe I can amuse you. I’m in no position to predict what’s coming; this is just wondering out loud. The people who do seem to know what’s coming suggest the economy is broken, … Continue reading

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Twilight of the Empire

Do you feel sorry for the Italians living under the oppressive hand of the Mafia? Don’t feel sorry for them. The only reason the Mafia have been able to rise up and stay in power is that the Italian people … Continue reading

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No Other Motivation

Think it through: What produced the wealth of western countries? What is the one factor that separates them from all the countries that don’t have so much wealth? Greed — the worship of Mammon. Of course, it’s more than that, … Continue reading

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Real Independence

During my years of traditional divinity studies and work, I often read firm statements that following Christ must rise above culture. The idea was that it is somehow pan-cultural, something that should fit into any cultural context. It’s above culture. … Continue reading

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Recognizing the Need for Redemption

The number one problem with life in this world is that we are fallen beings. Anyone with half a brain can look around and see that this world is broken. The problem is that our broken nature prevents us seeing … Continue reading

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Not for Me to Decide

The question came up again, and I suppose I need to rehash it one more time. We cannot resurrect the Old Testament social order. We are not aping the Hebrew culture; we are trying to understand the moral reasoning for … Continue reading

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Noah and Cultural Identity

A distinctive cultural identity is required under Noah’s Covenant. In essence, the whole thing rests on the divine calling. God calls every human on this earth to live in a certain place and create a mode of life that implements … Continue reading

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Divine Logic 101

Western Civilization as a whole is antithetical to divine logic. Every civilization stands on a unique intellectual heritage, a range of assumptions about reality. Gather together all the various ancient civilizations which have ever stood, and they would range broadly … Continue reading

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