I hadn't had butterflies like this since I first went up in the Superman Tower of Power at Six Flags St. Louis (I screamed, but I screamed like a manly man, darn it!). Richard Dawkins is one of the best-known, most-vocal, and most-influential atheists of our time. And from what I'd heard, The God Delusion … Continue reading Why “The God Delusion” Poses Little Threat to Christianity
Why would anyone be a Christian in the modern age? More and more people are asking that. As a Christian, I think it's important to have an answer. However, when people ask this, they're actually asking one or more of three questions: Why religion at all when atheism is just fine? Why just one religion? … Continue reading Why Christianity? PART ONE: Why Religion at All?
I'm sure many would like to counter me on the "Godless" part. Some Christians may say God is still in charge, but let's be honest: nobody acts like he is, not even many Christians. And some non-Christians would point to Christian ideas pervading in certain laws and restrictions, and I would reply, "Surely you can … Continue reading The Greatest Problem In Our Godless World
Let's start with the obvious: Christianity is in decline. Back in the (ambiguous) day, it could easily be assumed that every "civilized" person was a Christian. Now, we're quite aware that just because someone has electricity and a nice suit does not make them a follower of God. These days, increasingly popular to have no … Continue reading Christians are Leaving the Church and that’s Okay!
Christians amuse me sometimes. I've seen people try to tell someone that (enter hotly-debated topic here) is wrong and the other person doesn't buy it. Then they turn to their friends with this shocked look on their face, like, "It's as though what God says isn't important to them!" I just want to shake them … Continue reading Where the Gospel Fails
This is another one of those posts where I stand in the crossfire of Christians and non-Christians, speaking to both of them. Christians and non-Christians are often shooting at each other and every now and then I like to walk down the middle of the firing line and say, "Uh, you're both wrong." In just … Continue reading Missing the Point
Wanna tick off a Christian? Ask him or her where in the Bible it says you can't have sex outside of marriage. Bring popcorn. Questions scare the pigment off the average Christian! I make jokes, but it's actually a disturbing problem. When a non-Christian asks a tough question, the Christian will usually say something about … Continue reading CHRISTIAN FREAKOUTS!–The horror of…Questions!!!
Believe it or not, there is a way to avoid offending anybody. It's hard, very hard, but it is possible. In a hyper-sensitive world, it seems everything we say is subject to hatred and screams of outrage. I commented on this in another post, but I started wondering, is there really a way to go … Continue reading How Not to Offend Anybody