Archive for the ‘Ethics’ Category

Rainbow-White-HouseGiven the recent same sex marriage ruling (SCOTUS) by the Supreme Court, one cannot help but be amazed at the rapid pace with which this moral and sexual revolution has happened. However, I want to challenge the moral and logical foundation this movement is based upon. The LGBT movement, along with its societal and legal implications, is built upon arguments with shaky foundations and faulty logic. Those imposing their moral will on society seem more concerned with desires and feelings than rationality and moral absolutes.

Here are a few of the primary errors in thinking committed by the supporters of the LGBT movement. (more…)

antidepressants_1673710cI have written in the past on the topic of anxiety and depression and have touched on the use of medication. However, I want to discuss the issue a little further, giving my thoughts on what I believe is a proper Christian perspective of the use of anti-depressants. I hope to answer such questions as: Is anti-depressant use sinful? Does sound science support the “low-serotonin” hypothesis? What causes depression? When is medication ok? What are the spiritual dangers of medication? (more…)

minimumwage11Raising the minimum wage was become a hot topic in the political sphere. Barack Obama has proposed to raise the minimum wage of federal contract workers to $10.10/hr and many states have followed similar paths. There has even been talk of tying the minimum wage to the consumer price index. However, there are many who decry these proposals as wrong, socialistic, harmful to the economy, etc. So how are you to think about this matter? Is there really a right or wrong answer? Let’s examine some arguments from both sides and then look at two underlying principles that may help you develop a more settled conviction on the issue. (more…)

Mental HealthThe Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders put out by the American Psychiatric Association attempts to categorize all mental disorders. Over the decades, this manual has grown in both size and scope. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, over 26% of the adult population suffers from a diagnosable mental disorder.[1] Americans are being diagnosed with mood disorder, anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, bi-polar disorder, and others. Not only are we being diagnosed with these disorders, but many are taking medications for them. Antidepressant use has increased by 400% in the last decade, making it the third most common prescription taken among adults.[2] While these statistics are alarming and the causes are many, particularly troubling is the naturalistic mindset that pervades the mental health field. (more…)