March 18, 2015
Please allow me just one more set of background observations before I say what I think ought to be done in Ukraine.
When we teach history to kids, we are not training up future historians. We are educating Christian kids to be faithful citizens in the country where God has placed them. God wants them here, and God wants them to honor their father and mother. As a third grader honors his fathers and mothers, there is no way to keep this from being “simplified” and coming across to academic historians as yet another instance of “monocausality.”
Fine, but monocausality shows up in biblical histories. Why did Herod get eaten by worms?
And at the same time, there are standard monocausal explanations that are simply anachronistic or wrong.