Agnosticism: The perfect answer that can’t deliver

As a rational response to the question of God, agnosticism is unassailable stance. So then why are there so few agnostics? [Read more…]

If Your Family Has Attitudes This Time of Year, Use the Beatitudes to Stay in Good Cheer

Dreading upcoming family gatherings for the holidays? This reading of the Beatitudes just might quell your attitudes. [Read more…]

Protection from a witness program

Shame on this Christian—and on any Christian who does what he did. [Read more…]

What Non-Christians Want Christians To Hear

Here’s a small sampling of the responses I got when I asked non-Christians about being on the receiving end of the efforts of Christian evangelicals to convert them. [Read more…]

The Joy of Hell

Without hell, what would be left of Christianity? [Read more…]

Why God Allows Evil to Exist (in 300 Words)

One of the primary arguments atheists use in their case against the existence of God is that a compassionate, all-powerful God wouldn’t allow evil to exist in the world. The answer to that problem is simple: it’s people who do evil, not God. What people most often mean by the question, “Why does God allow [Read More…]

Constantly Living the Great Commandment is Impossible — And That’s Okay

We simply cannot love God all of the time in the kind of all-consuming way prescribed by the Great Commandment. And God doesn’t expect us to. [Read more…]

The Comfort of the Cross

Here are six truths about suffering—and four steps to relieve it—that should prove comforting to any Christian in pain: God didn’t cause our suffering. God never, ever wants us to suffer. He hates it when we hurt. But we must sometimes hurt, because pain is an unavoidable part of the human legacy, period. God could [Read More…]

Should I Feel Remorse Over My Pre-Christian Sinning?

Lately I’ve been getting some advice to the effect that I should condemn and repent of the sinning that I did before I was a Christian. That’s never before occurred to me as something about which I should be even vaguely concerned. In my teenage-to-early-adulthood years, I smoked a lot of weed, had sex with [Read More…]

Speaking of Depression and Prayer (on the Radio…)

Today at 5:10 EST I’ll be on The John and Kathy Show, on 101.5 FM Pittsburgh. (You can listen to it live online.) We’ll be discussing what I touched on a bit with my post, “Praying When You Have Low Self-Esteem.” I’m looking forward to this chat, because … well, here’s what I just wrote [Read More…]