The “Science” for God

Brian Bethue, Genna Buck: The child’s evident character traits—compassion, acceptance, fearlessness—at so young an age prompted Miller’s eureka moment. What struck her was the nod and all it implied: “It was clear as day that the grandchild fully understood how one lives out spiritual values in her family.” Twenty minutes later, Miller was in her [Read More...]

Awkward Holy Saturday (Jonathan Storment)

Christians defend certain days of the Holy Weekend.  For instance, we’ll defend the idea that on Friday Jesus actually dies on a cross to save the world from its sin.  Then we’ll turn around and defend Easter Sunday as the day that Jesus actually rose from the grave… But nobody defends Saturday.  Nobody writes apologetics [Read More...]

Bono on Jesus

Source: It’s a defining question for Christian. Who was Christ? I don’t think you’re let off easily by saying he was a great thinker or great philosopher. Because, actually, he went around saying he was the Messiah. That’s why he was crucified. He was crucified because he said he was the Son of God. So, [Read More...]


Imagine you are one of the twelve disciples, which is for all of us a bit of a stretch and if it isn’t … well, let’s move on. Imagine now that you are in Jerusalem that last week, that you had Passover with Jesus (before everyone doctored it into words like “communion” and “mass”), and [Read More...]

“Celebrating” an Execution (by Jeff Cook)

A good reminder of 1st Century realities. Jeff Cook lectures on philosophy at the University of Northern Colorado. His thoughts on the cross can be found here: Everything New (Subversive 2012). You can connect with him and @jeffvcook Celebrating an Execution This week Christians all over the world will celebrate an execution. In the sixth century BC, the [Read More...]

Palm Sunday Reading

When they were approaching Jerusalem, at Bethphage and Bethany, near the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples and said to them, “Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately as you enter it, you will find tied there a colt that has never been ridden; untie it and bring it. If [Read More...]

Palm Sunday Prayer

Almighty and everliving God, In your tender love for the human race you sent your Son our Savior Jesus Christ to take upon him our nature, and to suffer death upon the cross, giving us the example of his great humility: Mercifully grant that we may walk in the way of his suffering, and also [Read More...]

Church Decline Among Whom?

W. Bradford Wilcox: America’s churches are in trouble, and they are in trouble in communities that arguably need them the most. One of the tragic tales told by Harvard scholar Robert Putnam in his important new book, “Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis,” is that America’s churches have grown weakest in some of the [Read More...]

Public Ed: Diluting Moral Teachings?

Justin P. McBrayer: HT: CB What would you say if you found out that our public schools were teaching children that it is not true that it’s wrong to kill people for fun or cheat on tests? Would you be surprised? I was. As a philosopher, I already knew that many college-aged students don’t believe in [Read More...]

Greece, Germany, and Jews

Frank Jordans: BERLIN (AP) – It was 1943 and the Nazis were deporting Greece’s Jews to death camps in Poland. Hitler’s genocidal accountants reserved a chilling twist: The Jews had to pay their train fare. The bill for 58,585 Jews sent to Auschwitz and other camps exceeded 2 million Reichsmark – more than 25 million [Read More...]