Within America, honor has had significant influence over social interactions to this day despite the influence of democracy, first world law enforcement and a higher standard of living than that of typical honor based societies in the world, but honor culture is still found in the day to day of otherwise “honorless” societies. Ryan Brown’s […]Read more "Where is the Truth in Honor: III"
Honor culture has its point of comparison in dignity culture, which has a contrarian principle of reputation regarding violence and insult. Dignity culture departs from honor culture by occupying the same territory within a society: “Honor is a warrior ethic quite distinct from from the morality of dignity that prevails in the office towers, shopping […]Read more "Where is the Truth in Honor: II"
Honor and violence play fundamental roles in shaping interactions within society, and their presence or absence can mean drastically different things for any culture that endorses or discourages violence or honor practices. It is most common, however, for a culture to determine when violence is appropriate with honor, which is where Mark Cooney’s research in […]Read more "Where is the Truth in Honor: I"
The question has fascinated me for a long time. It has justified me as a skeptic of Christianity and as a Christian but, in all practicality, it is not by knowledge alone that beliefs are shaped. This response to the question of God’s power and love is a satisfaction to read or an opportunity to […]Read more "Pain’s Problems: How Can an All-Powerful God Be a Loving One?"
Why (almost) no one wants loyalty, they want privacy and respect. loyal (adj.) “true or faithful in allegiance,” 1530s, in reference to subjects of sovereigns or governments, from Middle French loyal, from Old French loial, leal “of good quality; faithful; honorable; law-abiding; legitimate, born in wedlock,” from Latin legalem, from lex “law” (see legal). Identical […]Read more "Loyalty: Please Do Not Touch"
Faith with a Capital “F” C.S. Lewis, a favorite of many intellectually inclined Christians, has a few choice words for the term “faith”, that we often hear and use casually. But depending on the use and context, the term can be just as casually dismissed or seriously undertaken. Understanding Lewis’ terminology lets us dive deeper […]Read more "C.S. Lewis: Faith with a Capital “F”"
Hustle is a word that has long made me cringe. It’s only after several years at Simpson that I have finally come to terms with allowing my fallen views of hustling to shine in the presence of God rather than seeing money as a necessary evil. This process is still continuing. With no destination in […]Read more "Hustling: The Kingdom"