Money, not Faith, is Driving the Crack-Up in the Southern Baptist Church

Photo by Wendy van Zyl on Pexels.com Within the last month or so, the mainstream media - who is no friend to culturally conservative religious sects - has been gleefully hyping two events unfolding within the Southern Baptist community. The first was some metropolitan Atlanta churches threatening to leave the pack over race / being … Continue reading Money, not Faith, is Driving the Crack-Up in the Southern Baptist Church

Pope Francis’s War with Traditionalist Catholics Continues

Photo by Julia Volk on Pexels.com I am not sure if this is a fascinating or terrifying new development, but the Vatican has now prohibited the Latin Mass (the original rite of the Roman Catholic Church) from being celebrated in St. Peter's Basilica. From the Associated Press: A second Catholic cardinal has questioned the legitimacy … Continue reading Pope Francis’s War with Traditionalist Catholics Continues

If it makes you happy, it can’t be that bad

A couple weeks ago, I read philosopher Jonathan Lear's book, Aristotle: The Desire to Understand. If you are looking for a book that explains Aristotle's philosophy in fairly straightforward terms, this would be an outstanding choice. Though I would obviously recommend reading Aristotle himself first. Perhaps it is my Roman Catholic background, but I have … Continue reading If it makes you happy, it can’t be that bad