Month: March 2016

Pick Two, Any Two

William F. Buckley famously said, “I am obliged to confess I should sooner live in a society governed by the first two thousand names in the Boston telephone directory than in a society governed by the two thousand faculty members of Harvard University.” Perhaps it is time for a variation on that, along the lines …

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Redeeming Hitler

When I was a child, one popular TV show was Hogan’s Heroes, a comedy depicting American prisoners of war in Nazi Germany. I found the show deeply offensive. By portraying the Nazis as comical buffoons who were easy to outwit, I felt that the show insulted the millions who suffered and were murdered by the …

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Is God just?

Question: I have a friend in his mid 50’s who has come to Christianity in the last 12 years, He has a hard time resolving how God treated certain people groups in the Five Books of Moses and the Prophets Bible that were destroyed or killed by God’s command.I have tried talking to him about …

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Nancy, Hillary, Michelle and Zebras

Despite huge advances in technology, medical students are still taught Dr. Theodore Woodward’s 1940’s aphorism, “When you hear hoofbeats, think of horses not zebras.” As a University of Maryland professor, his point was to look for the most plausible diagnosis first rather than casting around for exotic answers. In other words, when I can’t find …

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