Tag: Culture

DOMA Revisited

“U.S. District Judge Barbara Jones ruled Wednesday that DOMA’s efforts to define marriage ‘intrude upon the states’ business of regulating domestic relations.’ Jones explained that DOMA fails because it tries to re-examine states’ decisions concerning same-sex marriage, Reuters reported.” (from http://www.christianpost.com/news/nyc-judge-rules-doma-unconstitutional-and-an-intrusion-of-states-affairs-76245/)…

Secret Service Kerfuffle

What does the recent Secret Service kerfuffle mean? Members of the Secret Service are drawn from the cream of the crop of American society, the best of the best that America can produce. The best what? The best people measured…

Peter’s Vision of The End

Add To Cart Price $12.95 ISBN: 978-0-9820385-9-8 Publisher: Pilgrim Platform Copyright: ©2012 by Phillip A. Ross 195 pages 195 pages by Phillip A. Ross Introduction A couple of years ago a friend asked me about my interpretation of 2 Peter…

Marriage Fidelity

What’s wrong with current marriage laws? In a recent article (Marriage Equality, 12/21/2011) the following scenario was suggested: the person you love is injured in an auto accident and is barely clinging to life in the hospital, but you cannot…

Peter’s Vision of Christ’s Purpose

Add To Cart Price $14.95 ISBN: 978-0-9820385-9-8 Publisher: Pilgrim Platform Copyright: ©2011 by Phillip A. Ross 317 pages Introduction Reading Peter’s letters is quite different than reading Paul’s. Paul was a scholar trained in biblical academics, which involves focusing in…

Glenn Beck & Bible Study

On February 17, 2011, Glenn Beck presented a Bible study showing the parallels between the “biblical view of the end times” and the view of the Islamic Twelvers. Why is this important? Because the Twelvers count in their number Mahmoud…

Christian Context: Rejecting Christ

Richard Hughes continues his series of articles in the Huffington Post, The Christian Right in Context: Building a Christian America, with a clear statement of his bias. By saying that “There have always been Christians who have resisted religious pluralism…

Christian Context: Short Sheeted

Richard Hughes in a recent article, The Christian Right in Context, Part 1: The Long View (Huffington Post, 11/8/2010) puts conservative Christianity in the context of liberalism. His essay oozes with the liberal righteousness of supposed objectivity, but is blindly…

Church Failure

Robert D. Putnam and David E. Campbell wrote an article, Walking away from church, for the LA Times (10/17/2010) summarizing their recent book, American Grace. It seems that churches might want to hear what their research has uncovered. “As recently…