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June 15, 2016
You go ahead and keep feeling; I’ll do the thinking for both of us
It seems to me that when it comes to controversial topics like gun control, we...
November 07, 2014
When goods don’t cross borders, armies will
The quote that forms the title of this post comes from Otto T. Mallery (1881-1956), perhaps...
October 27, 2014
Who is really naive–those who think violence can solve their problems or those who don’t?
I've received a fair bit of flack over a post I wrote last week that essentially...
October 23, 2014
Why “terrorists” are suddenly attacking Canada
The answer isn't complicated. We are exporting violence right now at a level not seen...
October 22, 2014
There is no B/13
Yesterday I got into a bit of an altercation with a student during a lecture...
October 16, 2014
The Unbelievers isn’t a documentary, it’s hubris of the highest order
Let me begin by making one point clear: Unlike many of my peers, I really like...
October 14, 2014
Why having everyone agree with you would be the worst thing ever
One of the key ways we distinguish ourselves from the masses is through a definitive...
October 10, 2014
How to criticize bad ideas
"We have to be able to criticize bad ideas--and Islam is the motherlode of bad...
October 06, 2014
We didn’t fall from Eden–we are slowly but surely crawling out of hell
"A loathing of modernity is one of the great constants of contemporary social criticism." So...
October 01, 2014
Obviously, air strikes fix everything
September 30, 2014
Have you fallen for the myth of pure evil?
In his book Evil, psychologist Roy Baumeister busts what he calls the myth of pure...
September 25, 2014
Am I smarter than President Obama? I don’t think so…
In his his Sept. 24 speech to the UN general assembly, President Obama said, As an...
September 24, 2014
Is your utopian vision blinding you to reality?
In a recent piece written for the Huffington Post, theologian Stephen Phelps argues that the US political...
September 19, 2014
Frame or be Framed
Several years ago I worked on a documentary called spOILed, which takes a rather unique look...
September 18, 2014
A good introductory video for those who think non-violence is unthinkable and impractical
September 18, 2014
Hermann Goering was right about at least one thing…
September 17, 2014
Teach me how to treat you
I have four children, ages 6-14. Two boys and two girls. I absolutely love being...
September 16, 2014
Why violence is the perfect solution to every problem
Simple: It demands the least of us in terms of both compassion and creativity. Rather...
September 10, 2014
David French needs to read some MLK
In a recent blog post, David French, Senior Counsel at the staunchly Zionist American Center for Law...
July 03, 2014
Perhaps violence isn’t so black and white after all…
To kill one man is to be guilty of a capital crime, to kill ten...
June 19, 2014
Idiots, Maniacs and Me
I spend a lot of time arguing with people on Facebook. Perhaps too much time....
March 10, 2014
What is the best foundation for the existence of objective moral values–theism or atheism?
Either I'm getting old or something is happening at precisely 4:48 a.m. each morning to...
March 03, 2014
Moral outrage and other ways to “win” arguments
If you'd like to read a fascinating critique of penal substitutionary atonement theory, I heartily...
February 21, 2014
A momentary lapse of reason?
I've been following with great interest Sam Harris's extended exchanges with his critics. First it...
February 04, 2014
The best of all possible stories — can it be true?
That's the title of the paper I'll be delivering at Trinity Western University's Hell and...
January 23, 2014
Can we be scientific about theology?
I say, "Yes!" But if we are going to be scientific about theology, it seems...
January 20, 2014
The NSA: From “No Such Agency” to “New Snowden Age”
In early 2001, I was doing research for a novel about a radio operator on...
January 16, 2014
A few thoughts on avoiding extremes
Just because something isn't what you expected doesn't mean it isn't good. Just becomes something...
December 19, 2013
This would be comical if it weren’t so ludicrous
Apparently, some troops stationed at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp--where prisoners have been routinely held...
December 13, 2013
“Just war” or Just war?
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