January 17th, 2016

The Dilemma of Ethical Principles and Practices

by Clinton Chisholm

The Dilemma of Ethical Principles and Practices

The most sincere vow of holiness, purity or chastity is more easily broken than the worst condom on the market today. That’s an embarrassing reality that has been known by all honest religionists, especially those who struggle, often unsuccessfully, to …

January 8th, 2016

Cruel Options

by Clinton Chisholm
Cruel Options
By Rev. Clinton Chisholm
“…there’s no right and wrong just winners and losers…”
(a criminal in the movie All Things to All men)
“…there’s no black and white….just shades of grey…”
(a corrupt executive in the movie No Way Out)
January 8th, 2016

A Thought For Politicians and Everybody

by Clinton Chisholm
A Thought For Politicians and Everybody
By Rev. Clinton Chisholm
No one and especially no politician can live without hope. By hope I mean “confident assurance about the not yet”, be that ‘not yet’, the next 10 minutes, the next general elections, later today or tomorrow.
January 8th, 2016

Legal Philosopher John Finnis on Homosexuality

by Clinton Chisholm
Legal Philosopher John Finnis on Homosexuality
By Rev. Clinton Chisholm
The Gleaner editorial of December 11, 2015 wished luck on Human Rights lawyer Maurice Tomlinson’s constitutional challenge of Jamaica’s ‘buggery law’ and the editorial went on to treat the objection to homosexual acts as informed primarily,
October 3rd, 2014

Silent Grief

by Clinton Chisholm

Silent Grief

The shocking death by suicide of comedic actor Robin William has catalyzed some thoughts I am still musing about, the unexpressed grief that some people go through. We all need to be more sensitive, discerning even, but even then we …

July 5th, 2009

Sabbath & The ‘Two Law’ Theory

by Clinton Chisholm

Sabbath & The ‘Two Law’ Theory

Sabbatarian Claim:

1.  At Sinai God gave 2 laws.  The primary was the Decalogue, moral in essence, written on stone tablets and placed inside the golden ark.  The secondary, the ‘book of the law’, ceremonial in essence, written by Moses …

July 5th, 2009

Rasta Origins: Muta’s Myth & Misconception

by Clinton Chisholm

Rasta Origins: Muta’s Myth & Misconception

During our Religious Hardtalk dialogue about my book Revelations on Ras Tafari rebroadcast on TVJ, June 24, 2009, Mutabaruka advanced the view that the early Rastas saw Emperor Haile Selassie as God because of a statement made by Marcus Garvey. …

June 12th, 2009

Signs of The End: Fact or Fiction

by Clinton Chisholm

Signs of The End Fact or Fiction

Matthew 24; Mark 13; Luke 21

A. Matthew 24. 1-14

We need to clarify the context and text of our Lord’s dramatic prophecy in Mt. 24.2; Mk. 13.2; Lk 21.6.

  •  Context – Admiration of the buildings of the Temple by
April 12th, 2009

Dying & Rising What Again?

by Clinton Chisholm

Dying & Rising What Again?

It is that time of year again when assorted clowns —some claiming to be scholars—trot out the repeatedly debunked ‘dying and rising Gods/Saviours’ thesis.

In 2003 I gave a public lecture in Kingston, Jamaica, which provided, inter alia, a rebuttal …

April 12th, 2009

Reading Ancient Texts Responsibly

by Clinton Chisholm

Reading Ancient Texts Responsibly

Though many (learned and unlearned folk) seem not be aware of it there is an academic version of the biblical “believe not every spirit…” It is “double-check all sources.”  I ‘push up’ myself in the company of reputed scholars and …