Politics with Love and Logic

There is a way of thinking that pits economic prudence or political strategy against morality and compassion, framing the battle as muscular intellect against limp naïveté. Wisdom, in other words, versus love. Sure, you can be liberal (in the dictionary sense of the word—free, or generous), but only insofar as you forfeit the prize of…

Whom do you love?

For if you love those who love you, what reward will you have? Don’t even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing out of the ordinary? Don’t even the Gentiles do the same? (Matthew 5:46-47, HCSB) I'm hurt, and if I’m honest, I’m angry. Sad…

Love Thyself

Last night at Bible study we were having a lively discussion about loving our neighbor when one of the ladies paused.  “Love your neighbor as you love yourself,” she read.  “How are we doing with loving ourselves?”  A sigh of understanding rippled around the room.  We are a group of young(ish) American women: we know…