As I plod on in my determination to read this Ozark pastor and author, I find myself both blessed and puzzled. Blessed because I enjoy the stories of rural America 100 years ago, told from a Christian perspective with a Christian plot. Puzzled because, especially in this book, Wright stretches far to highlight the hypocritical nature of the church and its people, while the main character overcomes it and goes on to be a better person. Sounds like 90% of today’s Christian drama—a feature I don’t need to promote.
Corrupting Good MannersApril 1, 2016
Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners. 1 Corinthians 15:33 I have written at least three previous times about manners1 as many have done who grew up in the turbulent ‘60s when the civilities of society were turned on their head. It was John Silber, past President of Boston University, who […]
Good News & Bad News About Human IdentityJune 29, 2015
There are some things about which the Bible speaks clearly and one of those is the makeup of human beings. Yet it is amazing how far away from the plain language of the Bible our society has moved within one generation. In my youth it was risky enough to refer to homosexuals or lesbians rather […]
Marijuana and the ChristianMay 1, 2014
The culture in America is changing quickly, and not necessarily for the good. Christians generally agree that issues such as abortion, pornography, or same-sex marriages are immoral, unbiblical, and harmful to society at large. Not all agree about substance abuse in areas such as alcohol, tobacco, and drugs like marijuana. Churches have long had to […]