Christian Business Ethic: A Proposal

Last week I asked if there is a distinctly Christian business ethic. My response to my question is, yes… and no. Yes, in that there is a way Christians in business ought to conduct themselves. But no in that Christians can’t separate out their business “life” as something different from the rest of their life. […]

Pain free animals

Over the past few months there has been some discussion about genetically engineered pain free farm animals.  Here is the abstract from the journal Neuroethics.  The author of the Neuroethics article, Adam Shriver recently discussed his proposal in a New York Times Op-Ed piece. At first glance you, like the people in a small Johns […]

Unforgivable

What is justice? Are there crimes that are unforgivable? Can a person ever truly put the past behind them? What is our responsibility to others in our communities? These are tough questions, with no easy answers. This  news article and commentary  in the Grand Rapids Press  got me thinking about this questions, again.  I’m no […]

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 […]

The Academic Freedom Law

Here in Michigan, as in some other states, legislation called the “Academic Freedom Law” has been introduced into both the state House of Representatives and the Senate. Please take a moment and read the bill  Its short and mostly free from legal- speak. (its the same in both the Michigan House and Senate. You will […]