Kent VanTil

  • You are certainly right about it not being a new problem.  Socrates had the same lament. 

  • A colleague turned me toward psychological studies on this.  Makes sense.  A name to pursue is Brene Brown.  She has two TED talks that are instructive here.  She points out that shame is quite...

  • Amen!  The problem is, our theology in the West is not aimed at shame and cleanliness; It is aimed at sin and guilt, e.g. the Satisfaction Theory of Atonement.  Therefore we are rarely effective...

  • I am told that Bono was at an awards ceremony and heard a Christian Artist thank God for "giving" him a particular song.

    Bono's response was, "I'm sorry to hear that God has no sense of...

  • The classic definition of justice is "rendering to each his due."

    That's a good start, but invites lots of questions:  Due to whom?  What things?  Due on what basis?  Etc.

    N....

  • You could check my "From Cairo to Christ."  It tells the story of my fellow Calvin Sem. grad who converted from Islam 40 years ago, and has been working as an evangelist to Muslims every since. ...

  • I checked out Accidental Courtesy.  

    Perhaps what we struggle with here is the difference between sin and vice.  A sin can be forgiven, and the memory of it removed from our consciousness,...

  • We cannot face racism without "keeping records."  And racism in this country has a long and spotted record.  This is not an individual, isolated event.  It is part of a long story of inequality...

  • Please see my blog on this subject in the Back to God Ministries' "Think Christian."  Commentary.  I stand with you on this subject, but most of the readers of that blog have responded negatively...

  • There is a great deal of academic work in this field, and most MBA programs have a course in Business Ethics.  But knowing and doing have long been separate items.  I too published a book in...