In religious contexts, submission is often taught as if it had intrinsic value — as if humility and abasement were goals unto themselves. However, submission, like many other generic actions, has no intrinsic value — its entire value being derived from what is submitted to. Submission to abuse is negative and evil. Submission to
If you know the answer how can you fail to achieve the result? Maybe you know you need to exercise more to become fit and stay healthy, and yet you don’t follow through. Maybe you change your diet in hopes of losing weight for the new year, only to return to your old habits and
Successful people prioritize well. They order their lives and their decisions by the value and importance that each situation, each opportunity, each relationship, each connection, each conversation, each resource, and each moment of time offers. Success is, in large part, the result of what you prioritize. So, people should not be surprised when they achieve
Individual radicalization and religious extremism today present a clear and present danger both to individuals and to the core freedoms upon which civilization is built. The content of speech is not what should determine if it can be allowed by any society. Speech should be free, period. Speech is a medium for communication and it
We have all benefited from the rich blessings He brought to us — one gracious blessing after another. The story of Jesus Christ as it is told by John starts with these words: “In the beginning the Word already existed. He was with God, and he was God. He was in the beginning with God.
When God considers what He has to offer in any specific situation, He is not looking for what He can get away with, the bare minimum that He can offer and still be respected, or the least amount of effort that He can put into it and still come out with the relationship intact. God