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Within our Christian brotherhood we have both liberals and conservatives, Democrats, Republicans, and Libertarians. Many of them are active in the political sphere. In this essay, the dangers that can befall all groups are highlighted.
"Diversity" is a word charged with meaning in our world. It usually provokes strong emotions from both proponents and antagonists. In the secular world arguments for diversity rest upon two postulates: 1) Racial discrimination in the past necessitates positive inclusion of minority groups in decisions in order to "make up" for past discrimination in organizations 2) "Studies show how diversity improves academic performance, reduces prejudice, lowers stress and psychological…Continue
This essay is prompted by a paper entitled "Moving from Solitude to Ministry," by Henri Nouwen. (1) In this paper he states:
"But in the spiritual life, the word discipline means "the effort to create space in which God can act." Discipline means to prevent everything in your life from being filled up. Discipline means that somewhere you're not occupied, and certainly not preoccupied. In the spiritual life discipline means to create that space in which something important…Continue
In the United States "individualism" has historically been one of the foundations of society. " John Locke (1632–1704) is among the most influential political philosophes of the modern period. In the Two Treatises of Government, he defended the claim that men are by nature free and equal against claims that God had made all people naturally subject to a monarch. He argued that people have rights, such as the right to life, liberty, and property, that have a foundation independent of…Continue