Sanity, Surrender & Serenity

Reinhold Niebuhr was a theologian and professor at Union Theological Seminary. President Lyndon Johnson awarded Niebuhr the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1964 and many American legends, including Martin Luther King, Jr., Madeleine Albright, Barack Obama, John McCain and Jimmy Carter, have cited Niebuhr as one of their key influences. He is widely regarded as [...]

Heaven’s Morality: Can We Approximate It?

Universal Moral Law What is morality? Morality is a system of values and principles that provide individuals with methods to differentiate right actions from wrong actions. Moral systems can be informed by religion or pure logic and philosophy. The most ancient and simple form of morality is the divine command theory, which states that an [...]

“The Church is a Whore… and she’s my Mother.”

Disclaimer: This piece includes an overtly Christian perspective that is normally absent from my posts. "The Church is a whore... and she's my mother." - St. Augustine.  This is a provocative quote from St. Augustine, but it's a powerful one. The Church has provided us with our spirituality and our core values. It has blessed [...]