June 11, 2024

I’ve Heard it Said… … that a good argument against theism is that the default for humanity is atheism. The argument goes like this: If the default position for humanity is atheism then theism cannot be true. The default position for humanity is atheism. Therefore, theism cannot be true. Said in simpler terms, one only believes in God because they were told to. We were indoctrinated to believe in God by our parents who were indoctrinated by their parents, and... Read more

June 1, 2024

Whatever Comes Through That Gate… In Peter Jackson’s film-adaptation of Tolkien’s work, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, there is a tense scene at the Battle of Minas Tirith. Gandalf is beckoning the guard to the gates to prepare for the hoard of orcs that are posed to flood through. Grond, a terrifying wolf-shaped battering ram beats at the hallowed gates of the White City. It is in this moment where one would expect encouragement from... Read more

May 23, 2024

Reflection For whatever reason, I began reflecting on my years working on my undergrad in education. At the height of the Covid lockdowns, I, and many lucky students around the U.S. engaged in online courses in order to act like nothing was happening. In the front room of my mother’s house, I sat at the piano bench, laptop on top of the piano, in a Zoom class with the professor and 8 or so other students. My professor opened up... Read more

May 20, 2024

If You’re Anything Like Me… You’ve stayed awake at night before, eyes wide-opened, staring at the ceiling, wondering “What if I don’t make it?” It’s a terrifying feeling. To be clear, my teachers and preachers growing up went to great lenghts no to use Hell as a fear tactic. They genuine cared for us and only sought to inform an accurate picture of the afterlife for us. Yet, I do think the conversation around Hell in many pockets of the... Read more

April 18, 2024

“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising... Read more

April 7, 2024

I Want to Preface This Article By Stating This… I cannot imagine what someone has to go through in order to have the desire to take their life. Simply put, the reason varies from person to person. For some it could be a big life event that causes intense destress, crippling debt, mental illness, or something else. For others it could be a variety of factors. This being said, people who struggle with mental distress to the point of wishing... Read more

April 4, 2024

Where it Started “The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.” – Richard Dawkins – The God Delusion Page 31   In 2006, Richard Dawkins released a bombshell of a book called “The God Delusion” where he would seek to show the harm that religion... Read more

April 1, 2024

The Modern Outlook Have you ever noticed that if you visit a city in the U.S. or Europe, there seems to be a university either in that city or in a city adjacent to it? The picture above shows a snapshot of where major universities are located globally (Along with their scores). These centers of learning have dominated the world for upwards of 1,000 years and have represented an important aspect of our culture: Meritocracy. When one hears gossip that... Read more

March 30, 2024

Stumbling Blocks and Fools Good Friday has come and gone and now, it is Holy Saturday. Church communities across the world met on Good Friday, either formally in the form of a service, or informally for a time of reflection, in order to commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus. The world stood and watched as the Son of God in human flesh gave up His life for the sins of humanity, taking on himself the wrath that we deserved for sin.... Read more

January 16, 2024

Biblical Reliability Revisited If you were to read a biography of George Washington, what would you expect to find? Maybe you would expect to find information about his family. You may see information about his education and his upbringing. As you read, you would end up seeing his achievements and landmark accomplishments. You would expect to read about his presidency, crossing the river at Trenton, and would see his vision that led to the capture of Cornwallis at York. Perhaps... Read more

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