Scott Postma

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The Community Utopians Dream Of

Sunset Babylon

When Sir Thomas More’s Utopia hit the shelves in the early 16th century, Erasmus suggested to a friend that if he “wished to see the true source of all political evils,” he should read it. A work clearly inspired by Plato’s Republic and likely Plutarch’s account of Spartan life under […]

9-11: What Christians Must Never Forget

never forget

As you are well aware, today is 9-11. It’s been 13 years since the tragic terrorist attack on America was carried out in NYC, Washington, D.C., and (although it failed to acquire its target) Pennsylvania. Today, all around the country there will be memorial events commemorating that tragic day. All […]

The Real Problems in Ferguson, Missouri

Ferguson, Mo

Until a couple of weeks ago, like me, perhaps you had never even heard of Ferguson, Missouri. Now, we’ve all wearied of the cacophony rising from this tiny St. Louis city. But just because we’re tired of hearing about it doesn’t lessen its existence or its profound impact on our […]

A Rude Awakening

Simon Cowell Pointing

[WARNING: This post is not for the sensitive or the easily offended. As the title suggests, it is Rude! So be warned; if you read on, don’t come whining to me if you get your feelings hurt!] It’s that time of year again, when kids are graduating high school, and […]

When Reason Sleeps

Dante's Inferno

The following is a free form terza rima in iambic heptameter reflecting on and synthesizing Dante’sInferno. When Reason Sleeps I beg your pardon, Laureate, gracious and so kind, To ask creative license in reflecting at this time, And pity penchant fool for presumptuous work of mine. Albeit I’m transgressing with […]

Rules of Engagement

In mid-19th-century Europe, puerperal fever (a.k.a., childbed fever) snatched the souls of one-third of women giving birth. No one knew why or how to stop it. Birthing in the Alley In Austria, Vienna General Hospital had two obstetrical clinics that provided free health care to underprivileged women in exchange for […]

Reconciling the Alternative

alternative

I staggered to a shallow place where I gained my footing. Holding onto my raft, I stared downstream, then scoped the surrounding landscape. I could hear my heartbeat over the rushing water and contemplated throwing up. Convinced we had drifted into a theological and philosophical current that was sweeping us […]