Christians Are Called to be Great

While I learn my new position as senior editor with The Stream, I’ll  be re-posting older, “evergreen” blog posts that were written on an older blogging system and aren’t directly accessible from this one. This one was originally published in 2005. It’s a long study, admittedly. It’s also been extremely influential in my own thinking and in […]

Safe For Humans Here

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Safe For Humans The gospel of Jesus Christ is good news for all because we all share the same human condition, the same human needs, the same human problem. I’ve been writing here about humanness, and I have more to share on that. I’ve written […]

Okay, You’re Right: There’s No Evidence For Faith …

Part of the extended series Evidence for the Faith I thought I was about to launch into a series on evidence for the Christian faith. Recent discussion here tells me there’s one more preliminary step to take first, however. I haven’t yet defined just what it is I’m about to provide evidence for. You see, […]

Seven Steps Toward Clarifying Atheist Vocabulary

People who stand in opposition to Christianity often have their own vocabulary for us Christians and our beliefs: magic, invisible friend, crutch, irrational, and the like. If we have different meanings in mind, conversations are more likely to lead to confusion than conclusions. Therefore I offer these questions and thoughts, in hopes of clarifying atheist […]

The Faith-Knowledge Connection, Part One

There is a strong connection between faith and knowledge. Peter Boghossian is wrong: faith isn’t pretending to know what you don’t know. I’ve been promising to write more on what faith really is instead, and in fact I have done so previously, more than once. Here’s an annotated summary of some of those articles. In […]