Monthly Archives: June 2015

Richard Hooker’s Message from the Past

In light of the Supreme Court decision on marriage this past week, and the controversy from opposing sides that has ensued, it is worthwhile, in my opinion, to seek the wisdom of the past. Oftentimes the human perspective living in … Continue reading

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Whose Democracy Is It, Anyway?

Is America under the Constitution a democracy? The Constitution was written over the course of a summer in 1787 (in Philadelphia: the Constitutional Convention). The 55 or so men who wrote the Constitution did not have mandated authority from the … Continue reading

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Liberty or Order?

The title of this essay, Liberty or Order?, has been a headline in the news recently. Indeed, it is one of the longest running headlines in the American news media. The first newspapers in America, printed in the early 1700s, … Continue reading

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Reflections on Pope Francis’s Encyclical Letter on Humans and God’s Creation, Laudatum Si, On Care for Our Common Home

Recently, Pope Francis published an Encyclical Letter on Humans and God’s Creation, Laudatum Si, On Care for Our Common Home. The Encyclical reflects a lot of what I have been thinking on lately respecting the Great Commission. In the Gospel … Continue reading

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Healing History

Two thousand years ago Titus Livius, in his History of Rome, declared that his book, indeed any narrative history of human events told with empathy and truth, is therapy for mental malaise, especially the malaise that is a product of … Continue reading

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Time and the Church

The Church, that is, organized Christian religion, has always struggled to make sense of time. The date of Christian holy days, such as Easter and Christmas, has been under dispute for centuries. Some Christians in the past, and even today, … Continue reading

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The Sea Mark and Missionaries

Fulbright Canada‏@FulbrightCanada New book #Fulbrighter @RussellmLawson The Sea Mark: Captain #JohnSmith‘s Voyage to #NewEngland http://www.upne.com/1611685169.html  Fulbright Canada tweeted today about my latest book, The Sea Mark: Captain John Smith’s Voyage to New England. I was a Fulbright Visiting Research Chair … Continue reading

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