As people, we want to believe that humans are innately good and born pure. We prefer to imagine ourselves far away from the sins that only the worst of sinners commit. The more heinous the sin, the more we distance ourselves from these sins. We do this all the time. Ever catch yourself outspokenly critical… Read More The human condition: infection of original sin – Luke 18:9-14
I’ve been blogging on Russian-Ukraine every day, too many days, this past week. This is my last post, I promise, I hope…okay no promises. Anyway, more to say here about Zelensky now. Ukraine had been pushing for NATO membership. Shouldn’t Zelensky have known better? He knew. His mistake was that he expected the west to… Read More School-yard bully vs victim-kid
More links to interviews with Putin here by director Oliver Stone.
Great nations have risen and fallen. Some nations since ancient times were called Assyria, Babylon, and later, Rome. They had risen and fallen. Nations do not stay great forever. Russia was formerly a great nation under its Soviet Communist system. Political leaders can become nostalgic but when reality sets in, they will be reminded that… Read More Putin Doctrine – It’s about national security
My commentary in this post is based on a very recent speech by President Putin on 16 March 2022. He spoke about biological weapons and threats including experimental coronavirus strains and nuclear weapons being created in Ukraine in close proximity to Russia. Diplomatic means to settle these problems were exhausted so they had no peaceful… Read More Pt. 2: Inside the head of Vladimir Putin: Recent speech
So what motivated Vladimir Putin to attack Ukraine in the first place? NATO expansion. Why is our western media only telling us how evil Putin is, and saying nothing about why Putin might be attacking Ukraine? Is there an untold story behind Putin’s attack? The media is inept and only wants to tell the one-sided… Read More Putin’s concern: NATO expansion eastward
I want to reinforce that I do not support this war. The world cannot afford to be forced into another catastrophic world war. The world has been horrified by Putin’s attack on Ukraine and we all hope it comes to an end soon. I pray that God will look after the Ukrainian people who have… Read More Why did Putin attack Ukraine anyway?
Just as people read biographies on world leaders, I find value in trying to better understand this Russian leader outside of our own assumptions, prejudices and being driven by emotions. As a human being, Putin has strengths, weaknesses, values and fears. He has interesting opinions on life, NATO, accusations of Russian interference, etc. Perhaps a… Read More Pt. 1 links: Inside the head of Vladimir Putin
Today and more than ever, people fear being censored for speaking the truth, especially when the truth does not agree with the narrative perpetuated by the majority stakeholders. Our academic environment is ever more intolerant to differences in opinions. Whether one has a liberal or conservative bent, freedom of expression, freedom of the press, and… Read More Christian journalists: seeking and reporting the Truth
Hypocrisy is one of many temptations. It’s a trap that is easy for anyone to fall into. It becomes especially easy for one to commit hypocrisy when he or she holds a position of power. They greater the power, the greater the temptation. The more power one has, the more a person craves to appear… Read More Sin and temptation of hypocrisy