The Bible is the Iliad!

Did Jesus rise from the dead? The Gospels say He did, but lately I have bumped into more than one skeptic who claims that I should classify “the Bible” as “legendary.” Generally, he (and it almost always a he) will cite a book like theĀ IliadĀ as an example of legendary material. “We know ancients produced legendary [Read More...]

Follow Your Arrow

Kacey Musgraves has a pleasant, albeit tinny, voice. Her song “Follow Your Arrow” was a gift to me from Starbucks, so I should have a kind word or two for her as the recipient of corporate largesse generous enough to share it with me. Starbucks usually sends me songs that are either old classics or [Read More...]

Steal My Dreams, Please

If a boy dreams of being placekicker for the Packers, then he is a boy. If a man dreams of kicking for the Packers at fifty, then he is delusional. Talk to enough college students and one thing they fear is someone “stealing their dreams,” but in many cases they do not have dreams they [Read More...]

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...]


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