Learning from Fiction: What is wrong with fundamentalists and atheists?

The man who cannot learn from fiction because it is not literally true is like the man who cannot watch an event on television because it is not “literally” before his eyes. He is missing the truth in the representation of reality. Fiction has taught me as much as n0n-fiction. That Hideous Strength, Jane Eyre, the myths of Republic, and [Read More...]

On God’s Command to Kill All the Canaanites

There are many decent responses to the old “problem:” how could a good God command the genocide of all the people of Canaan?” Let us leave aside the over literalism that ignores the spiritual point of the passage and assumes that we are reading God’s battle plan of the people of Israel. One thing that [Read More...]

In Which I Try to Be Prudent, But May Fail

Hunter Baker is a good man, a thoughtful man, a Christian, and is convinced that my young earth creationist views are wrong, but he does not stop there. He also thinks them wrong headed. They certainly have kept me from jobs and he is right when he says that being publicly young earth costs me [Read More...]

Nothing Comes from Nothing

Maria was not a Problem. Maria was right.  Sound of Music is not the source of all truth, but it is frequently true. When wondering where to start, the beginning is a good place to start: whether A, B, C or Do, Re, Mi. Another truth Maria sings is that “nothing comes from nothing.”  Oddly, certain [Read More...]

Knowing Pain, Growing in Pain

Christianity reserves all sexuality to the act of marriage, but not everyone can get married in the Faith. Millions of Christians will never get married, because nobody wishes to marry them or the people they love do not want to marry them.* As the number of people getting married in the West declines, and as we marry [Read More...]

Letters to William: On God (Part II)

Dear William, Every kid that experiences God discovers, with joy, that most other people have contact with the Divine. There comes the moment, however, when he discovers many different religions or denominations. My acquaintances who are atheists always make a big deal about this moment of discovery, so it may be at the heart of [Read More...]

Letters to William: On God (Part 1)

Dear William, You have kindly let me share our correspondence with other people (at least my mother reads this blog). As a fairly new Christian (four years), you are beginning to think about your faith. This is good and a natural part of being a faithful Christian and I appreciate the chance to share my [Read More...]


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