The DaTechGuy Blog is guided by two foundational principles on being both Catholic and Conservative. The endeavor to be “Catholic” and “Conservative” is fraught with perils and pitfalls; the current culture that we live in is akin to swimming in a sea of moral relativism where moral absolutes are dismissed as political power plays. When … Continue reading Is He or She A True Conservative?
There is a verse of Scripture in the book of Proverbs that states: “A good man leaves an inheritance to his sons, son; and the wealth of the wicked is stored up for the righteous” Proverbs 13.22. This proverb deals with the concept of legacy and transfer of income and inheritance from one generation to … Continue reading Remembering Dr. King On His Birthday (Originally published on January 18, 2014)…
The 2016 Presidential Election continues to defy both predictions and expectations. On the Democratic side of the primaries, Senator Bernie Sanders refuses to yield to the “inevitability” of Mrs. Hillary Clinton as his party’s eventual nominee. Within Republican circles, the vast majority of primary voters continue to voice their “dissatisfaction with the professional political class” … Continue reading The State of Our Union
It can be argued that the National Football League or NFL for short has replaced Major League Baseball (MLB) as our country’s national pastime. As a sports enthusiast, I win either way as I am a huge Boston Red Sox fan (Yastrzemski, Rice, Boggs, Clemens, Schilling, Ortiz, etc) and I love watching the NFL each week … Continue reading The NFL Rookie Rule – Friday, January 1, 2015
The 2016 Presidential Election cycle has been anything but boring. On the Democratic Party side, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has watched her “Presidential nomination coronation” ceremony temporarily delayed by the stubborn and persistent campaign tenacity of Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont. Senator Sanders is a self-described “Democratic-Socialist.” The term “democratic-socialist” makes for … Continue reading The Perplexing Dynamics of the 2016 Presidential Election
In the United States, our established practices of life and living - customs if you will - began during the early “Colonial Period” of our nation’s history. This would be the first 50 to 100 years of the great migration of English men and women during the early part of the 17th century (1607 to … Continue reading Some Passing Thoughts on The Current Scene – Part II
What is the meaning of the word “CONSERVATIVE?” What do we mean when we say that a person or an entity claims to adhere to Conservative principles? Is there a uniform definition that most people could embrace? There is a quote that was attributed to the great British philosopher utilitarian Jeremy Bentham: “Error is never so difficult to be destroyed … Continue reading Some Passing Thoughts on the Current Scene – 11.06.2015
Last week, my column was entitled “When The Foundations Have Been Destroyed…" The title of this essay was inspired by a writing found in the Old Testament Psalms - Psalm 11. In Psalm 11.1-3, the Shepherd, Warrior, Psalmist / Worship Leader – and eventual King of Israel penned these immortal words: PSALM 11.1-3 – “In the Lord I take … Continue reading When The Foundations Have Been Destroyed – Part II 10.16.2015
From 1620 through 1930 – a period of more than 300 years – the culture, customs, educational, social, and economic dimensions of American (Colonial and later United States) life were undergirded with a philosophy of life that arose by applying the teachings from both (1.) The Hebrew Bible ( known to many people as The … Continue reading When The Foundations Have Been Destroyed… Psalm 11.3.
Saint James wrote the following words in the epistle that bears his name: "Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes" James 4.14. Many of us could attest to the truth of these words. Many of … Continue reading A Virtuous Woman: Who Can Find? Proverbs 31.10
What do we mean when we use the term “Christian Mind?” A sarcastic skeptic might argue that there is no such thing; that the very concept is an oxymoron. This writer would respond to the skeptic by stating that it takes more faith to embrace “unbelief” than it does to grasp some form of “theistic … Continue reading The Christian Mind Revisited – Part III – 07.23.2015 –
Last week I started on a new journalistic series entitled, “The Christian Mind Revisited.” A little more than 50 years ago, a great scholar / theologian by the name of Harry Blamires – a man who was a protege of the great C.S. Lewis – wrote a book by this title. Mr. Blamires demented and … Continue reading The Christian Mind Revisited – Part II – 07.10.2015 –
A little more than 52 years ago a brilliant British theologian by the name of Harry Blamires wrote a classic book entitled, “The Christian Mind: How Should A Christian Think (Servant Books, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1963).” Harry Blamires studied under the great intellectual C.S. Lewis at Oxford University; he has been a prolific writer across … Continue reading “The Loss of The Christian Mind” – Revisited –
The events that took place in Charleston, South Carolina on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) church rocked the nation this week. Mr. Dylann Roof a young Caucasian man of only 21 years of age murdered nine parishioners – all Black - shortly after the conclusion of their Wednesday Night Bible … Continue reading Biblical Mercy vis-à-vis Biblical Justice – 06.19.2015 –
Nearly 25 years ago, I stumbled upon (as a Christian I prefer to say that I was led to acquire) and purchased a copy of a book entitled The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People by Dr. Stephen Covey. This book had a profound impact on my life. Dr. Covey put forth the idea that … Continue reading A Creed To Live By 06.12.2015