John Loftus’s Bad Reasons for Not Going To Church, and a Few Good Ones For Going

John Loftus, the affable hat-wearing atheist who loves to poke quasi-informed fun at Christians, posted this on Facebook yesterday: Except for extremely rare circumstance I don’t go to church. For one thing, I don’t need to be reminded to be good. For another, I find a deity who commands people to worship him egocentric, regardless of […]

Slavery and Freedom

Skeptics criticize the Bible for not condemning slavery, with some taking it to such an extreme level that they refuse to recognize the clear historic good that Christianity has done in freeing slaves. I think we need to think more deeply about slavery and freedom. Freedom has classically been understood not as freedom-from, but as […]

God Is Still Good

Not long ago I wrote a post titled “God is Still Good,” about the report I had received that I had a torn tendon in my foot–the same tendon that I’d had surgically repaired last February. What I hadn’t mentioned here was that just over a week ago I got a second opinion that made […]

God Is Still Good

I’m sitting on the recliner in the corner of our living room, typing with my Mac on my lap. It’s one of my more familiar places to be. There are crutches right next to the recliner I’m sitting in. That’s becoming all too familiar. I had surgery to repair a torn tendon in my left […]