Editor Tom De Martini email@example.com
8:52 am on Monday, December 10, 2012
As I read the scriptures through their historically rooted context, I see myriad of examples of Jesus (as well as the directives and correctives of the Father and activity of the Holy Spirit) being both liberal and conservative. It seems to me that Jesus wouldn't be a Democrat or Republican, a Fox News loyalist or an MSNBC loyalist. Nor do I think he would take offense if his checkout clerk said, "Happy Holidays" or "Merry Christmas." Jesus transcended (and transcends) the labels, divides, cultural tribalism, and other polarities that pull us apart and against each other. And he wants to transform us who are his followers to respect, love, and live peaceably with those whose take on the world may be different than ours.
4:15 pm on Monday, July 30, 2012
Keep in mind that the article I've written is is not intended to argue the morality of abortion one way or the other. It is chiefly about the nature of how we tend to discuss/deliberate/debate/argue (take your pick of word) hot button issues, particularly as it relates to the nature of our logic and consistency of our rhetorical approach, whichever side of an issue we happen to be. I would also like to point out that readers of my article should not make an assumption one way or the other about my views on the issue of abortion. For me to have inserted my position on the issue into this article would have clouded the aims for why I've written it. In the same spirit, I would encourage readers to refrain from inserting what they assume is my position on abortion into this article. To do so, in my view, will cloud the ability of readers to see the aims for why I've written this piece.
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