Archive for December, 2011

Behold, the second Adam

Regarding the first Adam, the book of Genesis reads: “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that […]

December 27, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Rejoice, Zechariah!

This column celebrates the Third Sunday of Advent as we approach the most blessed day of the Christian Liturgical Year – the arrival of Messiah. The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is a God of creation, engineering, intelligent design and numerology. Regarding how God uses the mathematical perfection of numbers to divine the end […]

December 19, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Reply To Judge Richard A. Posner on The Inseparability of Law and Morality

This article is a formal Reply to Judge Richard A. Posner’s article published in the Harvard Law Review.2 Posner’s article was actually an amalgamation of lectures he gave as the speaker of the annual Oliver Wendell Holmes Lecture series celebrating the 100th anniversary of Holmes’s famous essay, “The Path of Law.” In these lectures, Posner addresses his aversion to what he calls academic moralism,” moral philosophy, legal theory, moral theory and “moral entrepreneurs,” because moral theory lacks the “intellectual cogency or the emotional power to change people’s beliefs or behavior.”

December 15, 2011 | 1 Comment More

Prophetic women

As we approach Christmas, the day we celebrate as the first arrival of Messiah, for my second essay celebrating this blessed season of Advent I call upon the union of ancient traditions; of women prophets whom in both biblical and pagan sources were called oracles, seers, prophets, prophetesses and by a term you may not […]

December 12, 2011 | 0 Comments More

A ‘Shawshank Redemption’ Christmas

During this blessed season of Advent, I usually write a Christmas essay. This year, however, due to the extreme need to restore moral, competent and constitutional leadership in office at all levels of government, I am considering writing several essays on various aspects of the eternal Christmas story. It is my prayer that we return […]

December 5, 2011 | 0 Comments More