Daily Post #60

Interesting Observation from my Philosophy Course: I currently teach Intro to Philosophy and also Ethics at two local community colleges. Every student has to introduce themselves via text by answering a few questions (it is an online course). One question is, “Who has inspired you the most?” While several responses have been interesting, there is one glaring omission: fathers. I cannot count how many students have said that their mom has influenced and inspired them, but NOT ONE student has mentioned a father.

Loan Forgiveness With An Emphasis Upon Forgiveness: Oh my, is there a buzz in our country on what what President Biden’s pen did a few days ago for people with education-related loans from the national government. As a Christian, I found this article by Relevant Magazine extremely thought-provoking: “Forgive Us Our Debts”. In my view, I think it foolish for a pastor to take a hard stand on either side, because they will have Christians in their congregation on both sides of the fence. To draw a hard line in the sand when is it not required is a mark of immaturity and foolishness. I hope pastors will address this issue with nuance and NOT jump in bed too quickly with either party line.

A Verse That I Can’t Stop Thinking About: How abundant are the good things that you have stored up for those who fear you, that you bestow in the sight of all, on those who take refuge in you. (Psalms 31:19 NIV)

Published by B.J. Condrey, PhD

Dr. Condrey holds a Bachelor of Arts in both Philosophy and Psychology from the University of Missouri-KC, a Master of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Southern Mississippi, and a Ph.D. in Ethics & Practical Theology from the University of Edinburgh. He is ACSI certified. Dr. Condrey writes courses and teaches Psychology, Bible, and C.S. Lewis at Enlightium Academy, where he began working in 2016. He has served as a youth, young adult, and small group pastor in the local church, and currently teaches Ethics at the University of Southern Mississippi. He has a book published by Wipf & Stock (Breaking Ground) along with other publications. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and writing, spending time with his family, traveling, trout fishing, family hikes, and drinking coffee! He is passionate about helping young people construct a biblical worldview so that their faith involves both the mind and heart. He has been married since 2009 and has two children.

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