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How can Christian ethics guide our engagement with U.S. culture? That is the question my students and I are exploring together this semester, seeking the ways in which various approaches to Christian ethics conflict and converge with the values of U.S. culture or cultures. One of our conversation partners is Albert Borgmann, a professor of […] Read More

A sermon by Keith Herron, Pastor, Holmeswood Baptist Church, Kansas City, Mo. The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost Luke 12:13-21 August 4, 2013 Hosea 11:1-11; Psalm 107:1-9, 43; Colossians 3:1-11 Giving a sermon on covetous greed is some better than an assignment to remind people to eat their broccoli or beets, but not by much. A […] Read More

Virtues and Vices

The dictionary defines “virtue” as having to do with moral excellence, righteousness and goodness. I bring this up because William Bennett, America’s self-appointed guru of virtue demonstrated on his radio show last week that he may need a virtue refresher course. Bennett served as Secretary of Education during the Reagan administration and Drug Czar for […] Read More