4. The Search for
6. Are We
7. The Priority of
Character in Raising Children
Best of Ultimate Issues 2007 (expanded descriptions)
Ultimate Issues: How
to Make a Good Person
It is easier to
produce a rocket scientist. We know what we have to do to make a rocket
scientist. Making a good person is not so clear or easy.
Difference between Public and Private, Micro and Macro
between public and private, micro and macro are enormous and critical. Dennis
lists numerous examples.
Issues: God as a Celestial Butler
This is the image that many have of God, but is it
misleading, even unfair? If you are religious, do you think faithful practice
will protect you from danger or disease? If so, you are bound to be
Issues: The Search for Utopia
It always sounds noble and it always leads to terrible
results. Communism is an example. Seek to make the world better, but dont seek to make it a utopia.
Ultimate Issues: Authority
The concept of authority has broken down across the social spectrum - parent to
child, teacher to student, human to God. This has had very serious and negative
consequences for our society.
Ultimate Issues: Are We Insignificant?
The New York Times magazine had a piece in which
scientists have decided that we only know 4% of the universe. Are we
insignificant? Or, instead, are we incredibly special?
Ultimate Issues: The Priority of Character in Raising
Setting priorities without a clear set of
priorities, we are lost. But what are your priorities? And do you have a set of
priorities for your children? Would you rather your child smoke or cheat on