July 10th, 2016

Christopher Hitchens: An Intellectual Post Mortem?

by Clinton Chisholm

“[Jerry Falwell] was a petty little charlatan and toad…I think it’s

a pity there’s not a hell for him to go to.” (Hitchens, 2007)

 

 

The book The Faith of Christopher Hitchens: The Restless Soul of the World’s Most

July 6th, 2016

Spiritual Fitness for Sacrificial Living (John 5:1-14)

by Clinton Chisholm

 

Having examined the lives of several biblical characters concerning how they lived the sacrificial life it’s time to focus on us how we can build ourselves spiritually or become spiritually fit to live the sacrificial life.

Three things are necessary …

June 20th, 2016

Questioning the Orlando Massacre

by Clinton Chisholm

 

The unmitigated tragedy in Orlando two Sundays ago has prompted several questions. One popular one on the lips of even religious folk is ‘where was God when this tragedy was going down?’ Perfectly understandable question. A seemingly superficial and …

June 19th, 2016

For Fathers & Other Men

by Clinton Chisholm

The 20th century was, arguably, the first century in human history that a call for men to arise was necessary and rang with urgency because the 20th century was the first century in human history that men had not been …

June 7th, 2016

Playing Deadly Games with Tobacco?

by Clinton Chisholm

 

The recent ‘World No Tobacco Day’ left me a tad puzzled.

If the multiple warnings from the WHO and similar organisations about the health dangers of tobacco smoking are scientifically sound why are governments cat walking around the issue …

June 3rd, 2016

Rethinking Lady Saw’s ‘Sycomore Tree’

by Clinton Chisholm
I still recall the initial shock on the faces of my ‘Music in Society’ class at the Jamaica Theological Seminary, years ago when, after teaching them how to do a critical analysis of various genres of popular music, I …
June 3rd, 2016

Pregnancy out of wedlock

by Clinton Chisholm

I wish to congratulate my friend Michael Abrahams on his well-argued Gleaner column on Monday, May 30 about the treatment of unmarried pregnant women in the workplace. I offer a few thoughts in support of his general argument.

First, Christians …

May 31st, 2016

Questions for Economics Experts

by Clinton Chisholm

 

“…the denial of access to product markets is often among the deprivations from which many small cultivators and struggling producers suffer under traditional arrangements and restrictions. The freedom to participate in economic interchange has a basic role in social living.”

May 10th, 2016

Guilty Silence, Indictable Ignorance or What?

by Clinton Chisholm

Guilty Silence, Indictable Ignorance or What

Even non-lawyers know that though an accused person need not utter a word in her defence—since the burden of proof is almost always on the prosecution— that right to silence could be read as ‘guilty silence’.

Before I expose the …

May 1st, 2016

Christianity’s Impact on Western Civilization for Dummies

by Clinton Chisholm

 Christianity's Impact on Western Civilization for Dummies

A little reading like a little learning can be a dangerous thing and the assorted utterances of village atheists and other non-theists provide proof of this.

Despite its faults the Church of Jesus Christ has been responsible for some of …