The mark of a true artist is the wonder established looking at their own creation and deeming it good regardless of popular approval.
Sports is a manufactured and sanitized form of gladiator contests. Film also serves that purpose in action and horror genres. Life becomes a series of morality plays but rather than learn the lesson of virtue we tend to feed the disgust they were intended to exorcise.
If apologetics was more about actual apologies it would be more credible.
The answer to the question, “Why an am I here?” and “What is my purpose in life” is almost always, “You are already doing it.”
I always hope that religious progressives opposed to fundamentalist black/white thinking stop using that same thinking for liberal causes.
The most tender places in our spirits are also the most truthful.
You don’t need a welfare state to be Christian, but how can you be Christian if you don’t bear the responsibility for others’ welfare?