I love you, now change.

Being married twenty-seven years is better than being married one year and one reason is that I have changed. If the t-shirt slogan: “I love you, you are perfect, now change.” is funny, it is only because the second premise of the argument (“you are perfect”), contradicts the conclusion. Nobody, ever, should marry a person [Read More...]

Thoughts on Science and Faith (Part III)

This is the last part in an informal series on “faith” and what Christians mean by it when talking about science. Part I and Part II set up the topic. In this final part, I think about living a rational life and what it means for a Christian. What is it to be rational? The [Read More...]

Thoughts on Faith and Science (Part II)

I posted some informal thoughts on faith in Part I. In Part II, I examine miracles and Christianity and the relative importance of each to the Faith. Miracles and Central versus Less Central Claims Obviously, the most important facts about Christianity that might be subject to scientific investigation are centered in the life and ministry [Read More...]

Thoughts on Faith and Science (Part I)

If theism is true, then we might see God.1 No greater good can be imagined than seeing the Good. If we needed a motive to examine theism, no better exists. Christianity demonstrates that the Good became a human being in the person of Jesus and loves humankind enough to save us from ourselves. If we [Read More...]

The American Moral Minority

Shock about being in a minority on sexual morality shocks me. Christians in America have been a moral minority on sexual issue before iPods existed. An advantage of being old is that you get used to change: welcome and unwelcome. I have seen moral improvement on some issues and a growing decadence in others. In [Read More...]

If Left Alone: What My Grandchildren Will See

Christians are a minority when it comes to sex outside of marriage. The Christian church teaches that sexual activity outside of marriage is a sin, but most Americans think it is morally acceptable. The good news is that if the immoral majority will leave us alone, the Christian minority is large enough to prevail over [Read More...]

Adam, Where are you?

One advantage of aging is knowing good music that the trendy have forgotten, while the joy of this age is the iTunes store and Spotify preserving it for you. His name was Don Francisco and his music is a folk without a touch of over instrumentation, autotune, or irony. His voice is clean, if imperfect, [Read More...]

On Being Sad: the Death of Lucas Arts

They are gone and we will miss them and their place no one can fill. Many the Christmas they entertained our family and now they have been killed. The Disney Corporation having purchased the Lucas Empire has now killed LucasArts, the game company, as surely as┬áCars II┬ákilled Pixar’s unbroken string of innovative films. This is [Read More...]

The Bible Tells Me So

There is a simple error: you cannot be part of a community, if you don’t agree with all the ideas in it. I am Republican, the son of Republican, the grandson of a Republican, and the great-grandson of a Republican. I could continue all the way back to Mr. Lincoln and the Reynolds who left [Read More...]

Invisible, but Enduring

Recently, Reed Galen, deputy campaign manager for the McCain camp gave some political advice. While this might be compared to asking coaches of the Minnesota Vikings how to win a Super Bowl, this particular advice has become conventional wisdom amongst most people with graduate education in the Republican Party. He opines: Regardless of party affiliation, [Read More...]


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