If Your God Doesn’t have a Sense of Humor, He’s Not Worth Serving.


  Like the rest of the world, I’m horrified at the Charlie Hebdo shootings in France. Gunmen killed twelve people because the humor magazine posted supposedly offensive cartoons of Mohammed.  People have reacted to the horrific events with outrage and holding up pens to show their solidarity with those slain on the alter of free speech.This is all very good. Certainly, those who write or create art shouldn’t be cowed by the barrel of a gun. Terror can never dictate what we c … [Read more...]

Geek Goes Catholic, Part Two: In the Lair of Richard Dawkins


For four years, I spent time hanging out with atheists at The Ohio State University. I started a group called The Thomas Society (after St. Thomas the Doubter) where everyone was welcome. Our weekly meetings often consisted of atheists, agnostics, Christians, Jewish rabbis, and an odd assortment of students from campus. As I look back on it, I realize this sort of thing doesn’t happen much.During the meetings, I adopted a “no question off limits” and “no edit policy” with only one rule; you c … [Read more...]

Minecraft and Other Video Games are Good Parenting


 If you're a geek, a parent and a Christian, you've probably participated in the  below conversation at some point in your church life (or at least, one very much like it).Friend: So, you're a geek, do you let your kids play video games?You: Yeah, of course. They need to...Friend: Oh, I never let my kids play video games. I want them to actually do things, you know, like origami knittingYou: I didn't know origami knitting actually existed. There is this one game called … [Read more...]