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We tend to think todays concerns are todays concerns. Well, here’s one that is as new as the headlines from Santa Fe, Texas but is thousands of years old. From Jonathan Edwards’ farewell sermon: We have had great disputes how the church ought to be regulated; and indeed the subject of these disputes was of […]
Survival, not entertainment, once dictated what a child was taught. Sounds old-fashioned, doesn’t it? But the sentence resonates in our lives right now. Our three-year old granddaughter Patti has discovered the CD player! Yep, an old-fashioned, lightweight, metallic boom box that also sports a cassette player and a radio. All the media one could desire […]
Yesterday, I was having a conversation with my business partner. She was lamenting some challenges with her son. I jumped in with an almost unconscious, “My kids never … ” and, “When my kids were that age, I … ”
She responded, “Well that’s because you raised perfect kids.”
She was merely sharing her day’s challenges; and I was merely reminiscing about how I dealt with those situations. Nor was it her intention to whine, nor mine to gloat. But it sure seemed like it, on both sides. It got me thinking about my own child-rearing. Were my kids perfect? No. The difference, in my mind, is that I never wanted perfect children. If I’ve got any complaint, it’s that they don’t screw up enough.
A friend pointed me to Ryan T. Anderson’s talk about marriage as an answer to RJD’s Honest Curiosity about the Secular Objections to Same Sex Marriage. It’s fifty-five minutes and well worth the time of those honestly curious about what the secular arguments against SSM are. Ahem. Anderson states up-front that his presentation will exclude arguments from […]