From Paul's Ponderings, a reminder for me of why we have discussions like we do here. It's not for the sake of argument but for the sake of life; and it's not because Christians are smarter of better than anyone ... Read More
(Update 12/31/07: This blog entry presents a philosophical position on ethics. If you landed here because you desire really to become a better person, I suggest you try this blog entry instead.) Is it possible to become a better person: ... Read More
FIRST THINGS is reporting the story of death threats and an assault on a conservative professor and five students at Princeton University who are also religious and social conservatives. The professor, Robert George, is a contributor to First Things. There ... Read More
Our family was gathered in the kitchen/dining area of our home, doing some general cleanup. The others became quite concerned when they heard me cry out, "This is just awful!" I was looking at this ad, which came with this ... Read More
Magazine Review In about two or three months Touchstone Magazine will be printing my review of The Spiritual Brain: A Neuroscientist's Case For the Existence of the Soul, by Mario Beauregard and Denyse O'Leary. I was a subscriber to the ... Read More
[Update: welcome to my visitors from Encyclopedia Dramatica. I know you're checking out this blog because someone there thinks I'm taking Dr. Steel way too seriously. Hey, how about giving me a break, and not take me too seriously yourself! ... Read More
From Kicking at the Darkness: I’m chasing the mystery. That's a healthy response to The Golden Compass, from a blogger who finds the movie's Magisterium more reminiscent of the New Atheist authors ("who discourage and deride any and every exploration ... Read More
Phillip Pullman's take on the Church is unremittingly, unrelentingly negative; so much so that it seems that even for a nonbeliever, such a one-dimensional view would be boring at best. It goes beyond caricature. This evening I'll be leading the ... Read More
2 Shootings in Colorado at Christian Sites - New York Times: A gunman killed two people at a training center dormitory for young Christian missionaries early Sunday after being told he couldn't spend the night, and hours later four people ... Read More
Irony from the The Numbers News on The Golden Compass: Only a miracle can save it now. That's the last thing Pullman believes in... Somewhere last week a reviewer or blogger said the film lacked "magic." That's ironic too, in ... Read More
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