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

Pregnancy out of wedlock

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

 Economics

“…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 …

April 25th, 2016

Church Critics, Jesus & Sloppy Thinking

by Clinton Chisholm

Church Critics

It continues to irritate and concern me when I hear or read the sloppy arguments that critics level at the Church. Take the recent Gleaner Editors Forum (Jamaica) as reported in the Sunday Gleaner of April 24, 2016.

The report …