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 […]
I’ve been listening to Scott Hamilton’s NBC Olympic ice skating commentary all week. He’s one of the best: personal, honest, gracious. Turns out there’s a side to his life I never knew. Olympic Gold Medalist and figure skating commentator Scott Hamilton knows a thing or two about preparation and dedication. His sport demands that a […]
Part of the extended series Evidence for the Faith How do we know Christianity is true? What evidence is there for our beliefs? The answers to the first question are as broad-ranging as the question itself. The answers to the second depend on which beliefs we have in mind. This series is title, in part […]
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 […]
I think I ought to be open about what I’m trying to accomplish in the same-sex “marriage” (SSM) debate. There are essentially three groups of people: those who are convinced SSM is wrong/impossible, those who think it is a great idea, and those who are potentially persuadable either way. For the first group, I hope […]
This is the first blog of its kind, as far as I’ve been able to discover, so I invite you to check out what’s different and how I’m rebuilding it with you in mind. There’s more to learn about the uniqueness of this blog at my introductory blog post.
Logos is offering Jonathan Edwards' Treatise Concerning Religious Affections for free this month. It's a classic. Get your copy here!
“That was perfect.” That's what my wife and I said to each other the first time we saw Les Misérables on stage several years ago. Through the generosity of others who have helped pay for tickets, I've been privileged to see it twice since then. I still think it's pretty near perfect. And now it's […]
Book Review I’ve just spent hours in the company of outstanding Christian leaders: the late Dr. Paul Brand and Dr. Ralph Winter, to begin with. Not every book conveys such a warm sense of Christian fellowship, but David Marshall’s edited volume Faith Seeking Understanding: Essays in Memory of Paul Brand and Ralph D. Winter definitely […]