Tag: Arts and Culture

Your Truth is Too Small

A 69 year-old man in the Netherlands has asked a court there to lower his legal age to 49. He feels 49, and his doctor says he’s got the body of a 49 year-old. Undoubtedly that much is true. But his truth is too small. Skeptics point out the...

Don’t You Just Hate the Culture Wars?

Don’t you just hate the culture wars? I was live on Facebook just now talking about four false beliefs that make it harder on Christians than it needs to be. It was episode three of my series “Contentious Questions (Because some questions just are that way).” Read more on...

7 Reasons You’ll Be Glad You Saw The Case for Christ

The Pure Flix film The Case for Christ opens nationwide tonight. I saw it last night in an advance screening. My word to you: Go see it! You’ll be glad you did. Directed by Jon Gunn, this movie tells the true story of Lee Strobel,  legal editor at the...

Parents Take Note: “We Want Diverse Books”

Parents, take note. Agents, publishers, and their customers at schools and libraries are looking for “more diverse books.” There is a “shift in thinking” among agents for children’s book writers, says Julie Masis in the February 2016 Writer’s Digest. Agents are seeing a demand for “stories with diverse and...

They Also Serve

I’m waiting. I’ve been waiting. I can’t tell you how much of my life lately has been about waiting. I’m waiting for my foot to heal from surgery so I can walk again. I’m waiting for someone’s decision on a major proposal. I’m waiting for the release of my...

Jesus Christ and Mr. Spock

I’m geeky enough to have been a fan of Star Trek most of my life, and I’m seriously saddened by Leonard Nimoy’s death last week. So was the famous Jesus mythicist Robert Price, who wrote a eulogy, The Second Death of Mr. Spock. “Anyone remotely familiar with the Star...

A Master Artist/Craftsman on Beauty With Promise

Jake Weidmann is one of 11 master penmen in the world today. He speaks of the permanence of the pen stroke and of beauty through the passing of the days: “As one stroke builds off of another, so one man’s heritage builds off of another’s. For what was once...

Certainly Wrong: Are We Making Harold Camping’s Mistake?

Harold Camping was certain the world would end on May 21, 2011. He was convinced that was what the Bible said. You might say he was certainly wrong. He wanted to deliver a warning to those who disregard the Bible. It ended up being a warning to those who misuse...

Anti-Humanistic Atheism, or, “Do you really see Christians that way?”

Could atheism be anti-humanistic? Yesterday ScottinOH wrote a comment asking, among other things, about the love of God. He wrote, Jesus’s short-term self-sacrifice (and God the Father’s short-term sacrifice of His Son) is only laudable in the sense that a mob boss or an abuser “sacrifices” something in order...