Schools should form good citizens, and forming good citizens includes fostering patriotism. You form patriots by letting students see all that has been done and form their own judgments about what was just and good, what was unjust and evil. Trust them to make the right judgments. They will.
Tag Archives: truth
Acquiescence is complicity; love requires truthtelling
Until we have agreed that we will speak truthfully and respectfully to and about each other, and that we will not choose as our representatives people who are unable to do either, we cannot hope for progress on anything else.
Pray for Mike Pence (Do not congratulate)
David French, I see your Daniel 6 and raise you Luke 17.
What I have seen and where I stand: my Democratic manifesto
Why and how I have come to believe that as a Christian citizen of the United States of American in 2021 I must support the Democratic Party.
A statement from Denver Seminary president Mark Young regarding recent events
Here I simply wish to quote and recommend a statement posted on January 8 by Denver Seminary president Mark Young. Against the background of many unwise statements issued by other putative evangelical leaders, his stands out. It neither endorses nor condemns particular politicians or parties by name, but it delivers a serious, substantive admonition—and exemplifiesContinue reading “A statement from Denver Seminary president Mark Young regarding recent events”
By the dawn’s early light
What a day! What a night! Early this morning, these words come to mind: O say can you see, by the dawn’s early light,What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming,Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?And the rocket’s red glare, theContinue reading “By the dawn’s early light”
Trump as mirror and shadow
After the election results began to come in, observers began to say things like this: As of this moment on Friday morning, we do not yet know for sure that Joe Biden will win. But we know for sure that Donald Trump is a mirror. Others have been saying so: Andre Parry of Brookings, EddieContinue reading “Trump as mirror and shadow”
Our crisis of truth in society and church
As I have said before, events around us in American society over the last several years have completely flummoxed me. I am left wondering whether and how we know what we think we know. How does anyone know anything? Is it possible to know anything? Anyone who wants to answer that last question affirmatively isContinue reading “Our crisis of truth in society and church”