A Biblical Defense of Sustainable Development

Mark 10:21, Luke 18:22, and Matthew 19:21 cite Jesus’s command to a ruler seeking the Kingdom of God, requiring the wealthy man to sell everything he owned and give it to the poor. The benevolent ruler would then be rewarded with riches in heaven, and after executing this act, he would then be welcomed into [...]

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The Case for an Egalitarian Society

Gross wealth inequality, aloof world leaders, cultish political parties, and the inevitable transition to an automated workforce present an existential crisis for humanity that is unprecedented. No more can the people count on a stable income, job security, the opportunity to acquire loyal customers for a small business, or the comfort of tradition - be [...]

What Charlottesville and Google Teach Us About the White Nationalist v. Anti-Fascist Paradigm

The events that took place at the White Nationalist rally in Charlottesville, VA illustrated the reality of how sick America is in its current Right-Left paradigm that pits White Nationalists (Conservative extremists) against Anti-Fascists (Liberal extremists). What was originally a peaceful demonstration of White Unity, White Pride, and White Nationalism became a raucous event with [...]

The Elitist Illusion

  In 2010 Kanye West spoke these wise words, “No one man should have all that power.” From time immemorial, individual men or small groups of elitists have sought out total and complete control over mankind, whether in their local provinces or on a global scale. Several tools and strategies have been used including fear, [...]

Death of an Illusion

Over the last 11 years, I have indulged myself in the whims of conspiracy theorists, religious fanatics, New Age spiritualists, dark art occultists, and more. The spiritual journey that this philosophical, experiential, and intellectual journey took me upon was one of imagination and the creation of my own reality. For years, in efforts to elevate [...]

The Courage to Think Critically

“If education is beaten by training, then civilization dies” – C.S. Lewis The uncanny and widespread presence of fake news and fringe blogs has created a disturbing thought pattern within my mind: are my thoughts valid? However, fake news and extremist, fringe blogs may only be a symptom of a greater societal illness – the [...]

Is Trump’s 2018 Budget the Opportunity of a Lifetime?

  President Donald Trump's new budget proposal, "A New Foundation for American Greatness", cuts programs near and dear to American hearts such as the National Endowment for the Arts and the Minority Business Development Agency. While most of the nation panics at the prospect of losing funding for programs that so many have come to [...]

The Jehovah’s Witness Ban & Russia’s Assault on Religious Freedom

  The Russian Supreme Court banned the Jehovah's Witnesses community on April 20, 2017 ruling the group to be an "extremist" cult and required the organization to relinquish all property in St. Petersburg and throughout the country. Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights conferred by the United Nations, which Russia is a [...]

Why Your Worldview is Crucial to Surviving Trump

In the book Prevailing Worldviews of Western Society Since 1500, Dr. Glenn R. Martin wrote, "It is apparent, moreover, from a historical perspective that, at any given point in time, a relatively small number of people are the prime movers in the affairs. That is, there are only a relatively small number of people who [...]

The Unorthodox Future of America as a Superpower

Donald J. Trump is now the 45th president of the United States of America. This will be the first time since 1928 that the Republican party will hold the Presidency, the House, and the Senate -- a historical time indeed. So what does this mean for American exceptionalism on the world stage? To domestic Evangelicals, who tend to [...]