Daily Archives: July 12, 2012

Tim Pawlenty’s Courage to Stand 4

In my latest reading of Courage to Stand, Tim Pawlenty tells funny stories about his campaigns for public offices.  Like Michele Bachmann (another Minnesotan Republican), Pawlenty presents himself as an underdog going up against significant odds, and yet Pawlenty narrates … Continue reading

Posted in Candidates, Church, Family, Life, Politics, Religion

Rachel Maddow on the Pay Gap; Texas Tort Reform and Health Care Costs

I have two links for today. 1.  Ben Wallace-Wells has an excellent article in The Rolling Stone about liberal MSNBC host Rachel Maddow. My reaction to Rachel Maddow is mixed.  On the positive side, I agree with the article that … Continue reading

Posted in Health Care, Political Philosophy, Politics, Television, Women's History Month | Tagged , , ,

Boswell on Bible Passages, the Shift to Intolerance, and Stoicism

I’m continuing my way through John Boswell’s Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality. I’m not overly convinced by Boswell’s interpretation of the biblical passages that appear to condemn homosexuality.  Boswell argues that Leviticus 18:22 does not condemn homosexual sex as a … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Greco-Roman, Philosophy, Religion