June 24, 2019

All Essays

Where is Truth?

Being human, we strive toward various goals in life. Most, if not all of them, are directed in search of the truth or a derivative feeling of authenticity. One of the most tender, blatantly straight-forward, and crucially philosophical questions of...

Remembering Luis Machado

Luis Alberto Machado (1932-2016) was a lawyer who served in various governmental capacities in Venezuela. He is best remembered for his conviction that intelligence is not innate but instead acquired and thus can be taught. From...

What Would We Change?

What are the things that you would change in our Church, in our city, in our family, in our nation, in the world? As you compile your list, let me try to anticipate it by offering a simple solution to any of the problems that bother you and to any...

The Eternal Facilitator

With the solemnity of Pentecost practically on our doorsteps it would be wise and helpful to appreciate, at least with a small dose, this great liturgical feast that we, as Church, will soon be celebrating. In effect, when we closely consider...

Meat on Fridays?

I am a proud carnivore. I often show my cuspid teeth to my vegan buddy as a reminder to him that our genetics created these to rip and tear meat. In addition, not being a fan of the greens he eats, I offer to save him my lawn clippings each summer...

Bearing Witness to Christ

In 1999, a thirteen-year-old American girl named Dria Davis successfully escaped from the nation of Saudi Arabia, where she was being held a prisoner by her Muslim father. Fourteen years earlier her parents had married in Florida: a Cuban-American...

When Feelings Take Control

I recently examined three false notions promoted by Carl Rogers (and Abraham Maslow) that are well on the way to destroying America. In this essay I will expand on one of them—the idea that feelings and emotions are a better guide than reason and...

The Process

With all the heated talk about America and Socialism, it is surprising to me that Americans may be waking up to the dire realizations that this country has been surreptitiously adopting this disastrous ideology for many generations. It is only now...

Reconsidering Transcendence

On May 10th and 11th, the Faculty of Theology at the University of Malta successfully organized a very topical international theological conference. Its’ title says it all: Reconsidering Transcendence.  The two-day conference programme...