Racism and Bargain-Bin Philosophy

The best explanation that I’ve ever read of how philosophy affects our everyday life was written by author Rachel Jankovich. She writes, “Worldly philosophers and thinkers have always been something like the high-fashion designers who live in a sort of alternative reality. They make unbelievably stupid outfits for unbelievably tall and harsh looking people withContinue reading “Racism and Bargain-Bin Philosophy”

Poem: Demas

Second Timothy was written near the end of Paul’s life, and in a lot of ways it is a really sad book. Paul talks about people abandoning him, one of them was Demas. The Bible doesn’t tell us a lot about this man, but Paul does write, “…Demas, in love with this present world, hasContinue reading “Poem: Demas”

Contextualization and “Indian Donuts”

Background I was having a conversation with my wife about the degree that Christians in India should contextualize the gospel to make it intelligible to people, but yet not lose the meaning of the gospel. (It goes without saying that I married up). She said something to the effect of, “well, it’s like when peopleContinue reading “Contextualization and “Indian Donuts””