God and Dog and Animal Rights

Recently the New York Times ran a editorial and an article about animal rights, both pieces prompted by Spain’s recent action to grant some legal rights to certain apes. To talk about animal rights, we must first recognize that the phrase has become a politically loaded term, used in unhelpful ways by extremists. Extreme animal rights activists have […]

In the Image of God: what it means to be human

Can we revisit the topic what it means to be human? My post “What does it mean to be human” from February 22, 2008 explored the question from the perspective of the traditional answer, how we are different from animals. Historically that is how we have defined ourselves. But almost daily there is a new piece of research that […]