“Never was so much owed by so many to so few.” That sentiment by Winston Churchill has been deeply felt by many over the years. Do we feel it anymore today?
Modern minds tend to exult in new ideas—while scoffing at those of the past. Could that hubris help explain some of our crises today?
Are all refugees welcome, or only the ones who look like us?
Those who indict prior generations for “lying” because their histories differ from modern-day telling’s in scope or emphasis, plainly demonstrate what anthropologists call “ethnocentrism.” That’s a problem. And it’s time to hold these accusers more accountable for the real-life, human impact of their allegations.
An institutional lens is useful for thinking about Israel as the unfolding “Kingdom of God,” since it is a durable, multifaceted social structure that has been important for thousands of years.
We’re right to mourn slavery as a country. It’s not what “birthed” America though.
The debate within the United States of America surrounding the Emancipation Memorial ought to remind us of the true source of our liberty.
While more Americans now support the removal of confederate monuments, with statues of our Founders now defaced, where will the line be drawn?
The fall of the Berlin Wall was an early memory as a child, scarcely comprehended. Americans today don’t seem to grasp its full import either. But they should.