Donald Norbie

Are We Adrift Morally?

    In the early days of the United States there was a general consensus about what was right and what was wrong.  No one would publicly question whether adultery was wrong.  The consensus came about because there was a common reference point for morality, the Bible.  This is emphasized in the Supreme Court chambers where Moses is seen  holding the ten commandments of Exodus 20.  Not all of the founding fathers were devout Christians but all agr...

Beggars

Which country in the world has the most Christian beggars? Perhaps some would suggest India with its six hundred million people, many living in extreme poverty. Others might suggest underdeveloped nations of African or South America. Few would suggest the United States. Is not this country the most affluent nation in the world? Christian beggars here? And yet through the mails and media, such as radio and television, the public is constantly bombarded by pleas for money. Pledges, faith promis...

Who Then Is Wise

Mrs. Jean Erikson, a famous psychologist and author, is now quite elderly. She was interviewed recently concerning a book she had written on aging and wisdom. She was questioned: Can one become wise before he is old? She answered unhesitatingly, "No." One must have lived life and experienced all of the stages and cycles of life before one can become truly wise. One can be very knowledgeable in his field while young but he cannot be wise as to the significance and application of knowledge unti...

Lot's Choice

There had been some strife between Abraham's herdsmen and Lot's herdsmen. Their flocks and herds were growing and there was competition for pasture. Abraham generously told Lot to choose the area where he wished to live; there was plenty of room for both of them and their livestock. "And Lot lifted his eyes and saw all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered everywhere (before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah) like the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt as you go towar...
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