Growth in Being and In Power—In Jesus Christ

I've been reading David Bentley Hart's The Experience of God. I would recommend Hart to atheists the way I would recommend Hitchens to theists: both are (or were, sadly, in Hitchens' case) among the finest fitters of words in the contemporary literature concerning God. There is of course an enormous difference between the two authors, […]

A Rough Season

It’s been a rough season for me. I never expected that I would still be wearing a cast 20 weeks after foot surgery. The tendon repair went well enough, but I developed a stress fracture when I started using the foot again. The treatment for that is several weeks of total rest, meaning that I […]

Just the Wrong Way To Treat A Human Being

The Friendly Atheist passes along the account of an high school student who reportedly backed down from her quest to start an atheist club because of “numerous threats and … verbal attacks,” and a “vindictive which-hunt to hurt the reputations of affiliated local groups and our own family.” I’m assuming the reports are true. This is […]

Faith, Reason, and Regeneration

One more thing needs to be said by way of understanding faith and reason. I alluded to this briefly in a late edit to yesterday’s blog post, but I need to expand upon it. Here’s a somewhat more complete statement: Faith in God is entirely rational, but rationality will not cause faith in God. Faith […]