"Love Is Not Against the Law": A Dialogue

This is a powerful song. We have just moved from the love expressed between mutual friends and lovers, and now we are in the harder place of loving our enemies. The main reason I am not a pacifist has to do wth my distinguishing between private and public life. While...

"In God We Trust": A Dialogue

I like the way that Webb has used such an Americanized term and turned it on its head. I have seen a couple of state license plates with this phrase. I have seen a bumper sticker that says “Keep God in ‘Bless America.’” My first question is: “What God do you trust?”...

"My Enemies are Men Like Me": A Dialogue

This is probably the song that set men against Webb’s political push through song. The tune itself is slow and contemplative – a good fit for the song. By virtue of this, the words are that much more poignant and bruising. In light of the wars in the Middle East...

"A King & A Kingdom": A Dialogue

Following off some comments I made on the last post we come to my second favorite song (yes, “Mockingbird keeps slipping on the charts!). In our cushy culture we have grown accustomed to our Christian pundits giving Christian commentary with their Christian...

Islam: Religion of Peace

Is this true? Kim Riddlebarger points to this article and claims otherwise. I have oft raised the question as it seems that the Muslim you meet next door is friendly enough for our culture to say, “If it works for them…” But I have constantly been...