One day on the walk home from school my son’s 7-year-old buddy said, “Miss Mary — WHY do people call animals ‘creatures’? I just think that’s so rude. I think it’s mean to animals to call them creatures.” I wasn’t quite sure where this thought had come from. Up until that point the boys had been chatting about antics on the playground and a fort they were building in the bushes behind our condo. But he was intense with his delivery and I had a sense that somehow this topic mattered.
Before this week, none but a few intrepid back–packers in big boots and leather shorts would ever have heard of Eyjafjallajokull. Now this Icelandic volcano has everyone’s shorts tied in knots. Here I sit writing an InsideOut in Edinburgh, Scotland, of all places, with only the slightest chance of getting home to San Diego (at […]
1. THE GREAT AMERICAN REVOLUTION The Red Coats stole your taxes but the “no–coat Hippies” have stolen your soul. In other words, the most radical American Revolution took place not in 1776 but in the last generation of the twentieth century. In these last thirty or so years we have witnessed the First Great Awakening–of […]
When the moon is in the seventh house And Jupiter aligns with Mars Then peace will guide the planets And love will steer the stars This is the dawning of the age of Aquarius (from the smash–hit musical HAIR, 1967) The eschatological musings of Aquarian gurus concerning the dawning of a New spiritually–pagan Age can […]
If you would like to see this article as it was originally written for the Christian Science Monitor, please visit here. When Oprah Winfrey declared a few weeks ago that “this is the most exciting thing I’ve ever done,” she wasn’t referring to a new charitable project, her endorsement of Barack Obama, or even her […]
What the PCA Study Committee Did Not Study.by Dr. Peter Jones | June 16, 2020
Our silence in this area could be seen as defeatist or as a fearful withdrawal from engagement with unbelievers on the one volatile subject (LGBT+ issues) that daily overwhelms the news media and leads many institutions, both legal and cultural, to deny Christian citizens the right to free speech and to responsible action.
Is It Really About Race?by Dr. Peter Jones | June 12, 2020
I will never forget the revulsive, heart-wrenching image of George Floyd’s face and neck crushed into the pavement and the coldly passive face of the white cop who refused to let him up in spite of his gasping cries for mercy. The whole world, whatever its ethnicity or nationality, is outraged. Because it was a […]
SALVATION BY EXTINCTION: MINDFULNESS MEDITATIONby Pam Frost | June 5, 2020
Since the 1970s, Mindfulness Meditation has been promoted as a therapeutic technique to treat PTSD, stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and pain. Used by Fortune 500 companies, medical clinics, hospitals, the military, and prisons, it has become a billion dollar-a-year industry. Attributed with the power to transform anxiety, negative thinking and behavior into peace, compassion, and […]
A Historical Perspective on Paganismby Joshua Gielow | June 5, 2020
Join us today for part 5 of this classic teaching series from Dr. Peter Jones. A Historical Perspective on Paganism surveys early Greek Western culture migrating to the East and syncretizing with many of the religions and gods and goddesses. This is crucial in understanding what makes the historical Christian faith stand apart from all […]