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In ancient times, philosophers were in the marketplace exchanging ideas. But where do philosophers ply their trades today? The only place I can think of is Country Music. It is, perhaps, one of the last bastions of pop philosophy in our day.

I recently ran across a list of quirky titles that left me thinking about what our modern-day philosophers were saying. What collective message does this list of Country Song titles give you?

          •      How Can I Miss You if You Won’t Go Away?”
          •      If the Phone Doesn’t Ring. It’s Me”
          •      My Wife Ran Off With My Best Friend. (I Sure Miss Him)”
          •      I Keep Forgettin’ I Forgot About You”
          •      Thank God and Greyhound (She’s Gone)”
          •      I Got You on My Conscience, But at Least You’re Off My Back.”

After I stop laughing at the list of song titles, I’m left scratching my chin. These songs appear to take marital discord for granted. The message is simple; life without “you” is a …
May 1

THE SPACIOUS FIRMAMENT
Joseph Addison, 1672–1719
  The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands. (Psalm 19:1)
The month of May is generally regarded as the most beautiful month of the year. March winds and April showers have done their work, and now the earth is attired in all of its God-given beauty. Of all people, Christians should be the most appreciative of God’s created world. Although we may never be able to understand fully and explain adequately all of the scientific details about creation, we can say with certainty, “I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth” (Apostles’ Creed); and with the writer of Hebrews, “By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command” (Hebrews 11:3). The wonder of God’s spacious firmament should cause a flow of endless praise to our great Creator.
The Bible teaches that man is without excuse for not knowing God. The Creator has revealed Himself at least partially in natu…