February 7th, 2017

Dr. Burchel Taylor’s Call to Humility

by Clinton Chisholm

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It is beyond controversy that Dr. the Rev. Burchell Taylor is one of the Caribbean region’s best preacher-teachers. In fact I have said to clergy colleagues and got their concurrence that whenever you hear Dr. Taylor preach from any text …

December 23rd, 2016

Reading Ancient Texts Responsibly

by Clinton Chisholm

ancient text

At the risk of further irritating the ignorant but proud online critics who waxed warm against my ‘Misreading the Bible’ column in the Jamaica Observer of December 18, 2016, I share additional pointers which first appeared in the Barbados Advocate …

December 23rd, 2016

Misreading the Bible

by Clinton Chisholm

reading the bible

The Bible is probably the only ancient text that any Mike, Mary or Marcia waxes warm about despite stark ignorance of the book’s actual texts and historical contexts (plural).

The lay critic may be very educated but (s)he and even …

December 23rd, 2016

Stimulus & Response Revisited

by Clinton Chisholm

It seems that a few who read my letter to the editor about the Yellow Pages issue thought, like Mr. Robert Dalley, that I was dismissing the power of stimuli. On the contrary, I just wanted to focus on response …

December 23rd, 2016

The Yellow Pages Storm in a Thimble

by Clinton Chisholm

The Yellow Pages Storm in a Thimble

If you have a problem with the front cover of your copy of the current Jamaican yellow pages directory (dance hall scene) why not just flip it over to the back cover (ska/rocksteady scene) or better still just tear off …

December 2nd, 2016

President Elect Trump: My Hunch

by Clinton Chisholm

Though what happens elsewhere is international news and thus should attract our interest it seems to me that criticisms of American political realities from non-Americans is tinged with impertinence. So I stand indicted like so many of us here.

The …