Category Archives: Christianity

Visit a Foreign Country

“The past is a foreign country,” advised British novelist L.P. Hartley. And it’s true: Most of us have quite enough trouble keeping up with the present. We’re too busy to think much about the past. Of course, there are different … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Christianity, Human Relations, Judaism, Political Science, Psychology, Society | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Give Thanks for Thankfulness

On the American holiday of Thanksgiving, we give thanks for a lot of things. In developed countries, we’ve got food. We’ve got shelter. Even the poorest among us have access to resources and luxuries that were unimaginable only a hundred … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Human Relations, Judaism, Philosophy, Psychology, Society | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Is the Bible Worth Reading?

Is the Bible worth reading? I think it is, but you can find intelligent, moral people on both sides of that question. American novelist Mark Twain, best known for Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer, had a low opinion of the … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Christianity, Jewish Philosophy, Judaism | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Get Help from Your Automatic Pilot

We spend a lot of our lives on automatic pilot. We act out of habit, without thinking about what we’re doing. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. If we had to think our way through everything we did, we couldn’t … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Christianity, Human Relations, Judaism, Psychology, Society | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Are People Basically Good?

“People are neither basically good nor basically bad. They are basically free.” Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Judaism, Philosophy | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Do We Need Religion to be Good People?

“Does being religious make someone a good person?” Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Christianity, Jewish Philosophy, Judaism, Modern Orthodoxy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Truth in All Its Varieties

Is truth always the same thing, or are there different kinds of truth? Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Christianity, Jewish Philosophy, Judaism, Philosophy | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments