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 […]
Yesterday Rachel Alexander, a colleague of mine at The Stream, published an article about Satanists and atheists seeking to pray at governmental meetings: It was a pick-your-poison strategy: Either accept the Satanist prayer or strip regular prayers from the meetings altogether, one of [the Satanists’ spokespersons] explained to The New York Daily News. “We got […]
There’s a common saying among Christians: “Don’t pray for God to teach you patience–you won’t like what he’ll put you through to learn it!” I don’t think much of that saying. It makes God look like a nasty schoolmaster, for one thing. It’s also the wrong reason. That is, I agree with the advice, “Don’t […]
Tony asked a while back, why pray? There was more to his question, of course. Here’s the meat of it. He sees and knows all, including what is in our hearts. Given this fact that “you can’t fool God”, I wonder why Christians find it necessary to pray in the first place. Does not God […]
It’s amazing how little the Bible asks why God allows natural disasters, and how much less it answers. The problem of evil is widely named as theism’s number one most difficult challenge, yet the Bible hardly addresses it, at least not in the philosophical terms favored today. The disciples asked Jesus in John 9 who […]
We just moved away from the U.S. east coast a few months ago. We have a lot of friends there. We’re praying for you all in this storm, and for everyone up and down the coast.
Of course you’ve experienced pain. We all have. Today a good friend of mine, Yvonne Ortega, tells Dr. James Dobson her story of trusting the Lord and seeking God’s glory as she journeyed through cancer, and (later on) the death of four close family members in one year. You’ll hear her genuineness as she speaks. […]