Balancing individual rights with societal rights and the common good

Individual rights are trumping societal rights.  The tail is wagging the dog. Since the Nuremberg trials for Nazi atrocities in WWII, individual rights have risen up the agenda, but now the pendulum has swung too far to the detriment of societal rights. We cannot each have bus routes and bus stops outside our home.  Individual …

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Husbands are to study

1Cor 14:34-35: "Let your women keep silence in the churches: and let them ask their husbands at home." Application: this is not so much a restriction on the wife, as a requirement on the husband to study. John Knox on asking questions after sermons: The Liturgy of John Knox: “Everie week once, the Congregation assemble to …

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The cost of abandoning Christianity

For decades I have noted the cost to society of the loss of Christian principles. But only now have social scientists examined the enormous potential of voluntary groups to contribute to providing services. A study by the University of Pennsylvania has for the first time placed a cash value on the activities of voluntary societies. …

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