Current Events

A (Supposed) Right to Privacy...

Recently while talking with Abram Hess—one of the men elected and about to be installed as an elder here at Clearnote Indy—the conversation turned to the question of privacy. Abram made a fascinating observation that I want to explore a bit more here. 

Why I'm not Islamophobic...

This morning I read an article on CNN by Brian Mclaren calling Evangelicals to choose between allowing Islamophobia to spread further or seeking a "more charitable approach to our Muslim neighbors." In the article he said, "Many sincere and good-hearted evangelicals have never yet had a real Muslim friend, and now they probably never will because their minds have been so prejudiced by Islamophobic broadcasts on so-called Christian television and radio."&nb

On a bus monitor, bullying, authority and money...

Yesterday I was reminded of just how rich Americans are. Our conception of money is like that of a Roman general returning to Rome after sacking and pillaging enemy countries. We throw it down on those less fortunate than us in an attempt to make them like us. Or maybe it's an attempt to make us like us. 

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