Category: Philosophy

New Discipline, New Language, New World 0

New Discipline, New Language, New World

One of the problems we have with communication and the effective use of language is that no one can hear (or read) what we say the way we heard it when we said it. In Communication 101 you’ll learn that it’s because the message that was encoded in our minds...

Is the dictionary the best source? 0

Is the dictionary the best source?

When an author is trying to convince you that something means what you know it doesn’t, they’ll often go to the dictionary for support. How can a virtual church be [a local church]? Glad you asked. If you look up the word local in the dictionary, it means “belonging to...

The Pace of Change or “I hate being wrong” 1

The Pace of Change or “I hate being wrong”

Over the last few months I’ve heard and read time and again that “things are changing more rapidly than they ever have before.” I wasn’t buying. In my mind there were just too many things that are the same as they were 50 and 100 years ago. We still use...

Is postmodernism developed enough to be defined? 3

Is postmodernism developed enough to be defined?

“Postmodern” is becoming the “Attica” of an entire generation. Rather than a statement about excessive police force, it is the cry of a generation that feels it has been oppressed by the assumptions and worldview of its forebears. The language of postmodernism is ubiquitous, but it’s incredibly difficult to explain...

Monopolies 0

Monopolies

“You think you have a monopoly on the truth.” I have  run across this phrase, and others like it, far too many times. I’d like to encourage you never to use it again. It’s the worst kind of cop out, and an inherently hypocritical statement. Copping Out When a person...

Wife Swap and the Liberal Mind 9

Wife Swap and the Liberal Mind

My son is sick, so my wife stayed home tonight while I went to praise team practice at the church. While I was gone she watched Wife Swap. Tonight’s episode swapped a very conservative Christian family with a very liberal Christian family. In my trade mark fashion I will refer...