Assertiveness requires a level of honesty and clarity that can feel counter-intuitive to someone seeking to practice civility. So then, what does assertive civility look like?
“Real things are not simple…” and they are “…usually odd.” It is the complexity and oddity of life and faith that Lewis credits as a strong reason for believing Christianity.
Mere Christianity Book 2-What Christians Believe Chapter: 1: Rival Conceptions of God Lewis sets out to draw contrasts between atheism and Theism. He cleverly begins by pointing…… Read more “Rival Conceptions of God”
Most Americans on both sides of the abortion debate are familiar with arguments for ending a pregnancy when the life of the mother is threatened. Newer legislation, however, will often add the words “or health” of the mother. This post examines the problematic nature of the addition of the words “or health” when describing the pregnancy as a danger to the mother.
If you want to positively impact the world around you, but you’re not sure how to begin, here’s a great way … just smile!
Reactions to both the New York law and the defeated Virginia Bill center around whether or not the developing human fetus is considered a person and on what principles people reach such different conclusions. This post summarizes three perspectives on the issue of personhood.
Recently, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Reproductive Health Act into law. The law is being called by many pro-life advocates the most aggressive abortion measure…… Read more “A Person is a Person no matter how small … except in New York”
If you’ve followed this blog for a while, you’ll know that civility is a keen interest of mine. I’ve blogged about it, written a book on it…… Read more “Civility Tip of the Week”
Social media are tools, instruments, products. Like a hot stove, a sharp knife, a tuned guitar, or a running laptop, social media are means by which one can create content for distribution. The decision on whether that content will be enriching or destructive is entirely up to the one wielding the tool.
Disclaimer: I realize the irony of posting this on social media. Point taken. Just keep reading! If you follow this blog, you’ll know that I jokingly…… Read more “Why I’m Leaving Social Media”