Jan 4, 2016: JW Wartick: Always Have a Reason: “Faithful Elephants”- How a children’s story taught me war is terrible
Dec 18, 2015: JW Wartic: Always Have a Reason: Star Wars: The Force Awakens- a Christian perspective
Sept 1, 2015: JW Wartick: Eclectic Theist: 80s Fantasy Movie Review: “The Last Unicorn”
Nar 15, 2015: JW Wartick: Sunday Quote!- Does Concordism Fail?
Oct 29, 2014: JW Wartick: Always Have a Reason: “The Railway Man”: Forgiveness is more powerful than hate
Sept 24, 2014: JW Wartick: Always Have a Reason: A Brief Musing on the “Prosperity Gospel” – Psalm 4:6-7
Feb 3, 2014: .JW Wartick (JW Wartick "Always Have a Reason") shared "Sunday Quote! – Secularism as necessary in the Political Sphere?" He writes: The quote this week is from Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, The Politics of Secularism in International Relations, a book which makes me reminisce upon The Myth of Religious Violence by William Cavinaugh. The book is about how secularism comes into play with international relations, and how secularism is often turned into the wielding of power of the secularist over the religious other. Here’s a juicy quote explaining one of the products of secularism:
“[T]he objective of laicism is to create a neutral public space in which religious belief, practices, and institutions have lost their political significance… The mixing of religion and politics is regarded as irrational and dangerous. For modernization to take hold, religion must be separated from politics… Laicism adopts and expresses a pretense of neutrality… This makes it difficult for those who have been shaped by and draw upon this tradition [laicism] to see the limitations of their own conceptions of religion and politics.” -Elizabeth Hurd, “The Politics of Secularism in International Relations”