Jesus Christ: He Can Control Corruption Inside Us and Within Our Societies (Part Two)

In Part One, we discovered the central fact about corruption, namely, that it lies within each human being by virtue of the reality of original sin. Thus, efforts to control and bridle this global “beast” will not succeed if we merely rely upon policy, economic, or...

Jesus Christ: He Can Control Corruption Inside Us and Within Our Societies (Part One)

The Indian thinker Vishal Mangalwadi tells the story in his book Truth and Transformation: A Manifesto for Ailing Nations of attending a conference in the Netherlands, sometime in the early 80s.   Their host wanted to get some milk, so they...

The Church as Model Nation

© 2015 Robert OsburnI thought about titling this essay “The Magnificent Church,” but, to some folks, calling the church “magnificent” is like calling a trailer court an “estate.”   “Fractious, stumbling, squawking” may seem like better adjectives for an...

Why the Incarnation Makes All the Difference

© 2014 Robert OsburnAt Christmas, at least in the West, we are swollen with pleasant sentiment: gifts, lights, and music. We might, therefore, miss one of the most important questions that humans should consider in a world blasted and bewildered by terrorism,...

The Failure of the Aid Model: A Surprising Discovery about What Caused Dependency in Africa

© 2014 Robert OsburnUpdate, April 5, 2019: While originally written in 2014, we’ve seen that this concern is being raised again and again by those in the world of development. We invite you to consider the greater impact that might be made by African men and women who...