Archive Tag: America

Give A Listen To The Other Side

Audi alteram partem. That’s Latin for “listen to the other side” or “let the other side be heard as well”. This legal maxim keeps the courtroom fair: Wise judgements cannot be made unless everyone is heard. Audi alteram partem. That’s good advice outside the courtroom too. It is increasingly easy to misjudge one another… Read More

Foreigners

“Love the foreigner, therefore, for you were foreigners in the land of Egypt.” (Deuteronomy 10:19) “Here there is not Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free; but Christ is all, and in all.” (Colossians 3:11) Jerry spent the last hour cutting moldy sheetrock away from our bathroom walls. His graying mustache… Read More

Thinking Like A Christian & An American

There’s a tug-o-war between theology and pragmatism going on inside every Christian in every nation. American Christ followers are no different. Never have been. The American Revolutionary War was not a “just war” – not the way Aquinas or Augustine defined “just.” More importantly, it wouldn’t begin to meet the… Read More