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|There exists in human nature a strong propensity to depreciate the advantages, and to magnify the evils, of the present times. -Edward Gibbon||Quotes|
Â is a brand-new website dedicated to presenting and analyzing news and public policy. Â Rather than oversimplify for the sake of concision or demagoguery, Vox.com intendsÂ to provide more depth of coverage in an accessible way. Â Ezra Klein, a well-known journalist, leads the effort.
The ascendant Era of Open Information might be described as freely available online content from a vast number of sources.Â Today, unlike fifteen years ago, I can access media that I had been entirely unaware of, or had no access to, or simply could not afford, via an Internet browser and a search engine, including any number of venerable magazines and newspapers, without paying for it.Â Will this last?
Do I make [GLBT people] feel unloved? Well if you are a sincere Christian, then no, setting out intentionally to make them feel unloved is not an option. As you note, love is a key goal in Jesus teaching, whether one believes that homosexual sex is sinful or not.This is a loving response. Â It probably wouldn't need to be mentioned, were there not so many who profess to be Christians who are openly and markedly unloving in their response to that community. Yet the kind of charity the reader goes on to describe is limited. See my response in defense of a more supportive view.
A reader responded to my article The Bible Tells Me So, a short discussion of Matthew Vine's recent video about the Bible and homosexuality, arguing that Vine's interpretation was incorrect, and that Jesus proscribed homosexuality. See my defense of a more loving interpretation.
Matthew Vines, a young gay Christian, has made a serious argument that the Bible favors loving relationships for people of all sexual orientations, not just heterosexuals.
Here is a thoughtful article regarding race and innocence, entitled "I'm black, you're white, who's innocent? Race and power in an era of blame", by Shelby Steele.Â It was published first in the Atlantic Monthly in June of 1988, and it is still relevant.
The International Baccelaureate (IB) program has slowly been catching on in U.S. high schools as a college preparatory alternative to the more typical Advanced Placement (AP) program. Some opponents to its introduction have labeled it 'anti-American'.