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A long time ago I wrote an article about Calvinism and Arminianism (Free Will and Predestination) where I argued that the debate itself was theologically valuable, and that the reason it was able to persist so long was that both …Read More

I get asked often whether I believe Genesis to be “Literal” or “Figurative” I usually say figurative. I’m a theistic evolutionist, I think the universe is about 4 and a half billion years old, and that life on earth was …Read More

I hijacked a term in my previous post in order to make a point about how sucky and lame evil is. The words “Banality of Evil” come originally from Hannah Arendt. “Banal” means trivial or common. So I first used …Read More

It’s common, when telling stories about good versus evil to try to make good sound extra special heroic. We want the good guys, whoever they are to seem to have overcome ridiculous odds, because after all a little good can …Read More

I don’t have a good testimony. Most people hate it when I say that, but it’s really true. Some people have awesome testimonies and some peoples testimonies are boring like mine. The great testimony goes something like this: “I was …Read More

What is the best movie ever? Go on. Leave a comment. Which movie is best? Not your favorite movie. I want to know the best movie. Objectively. This is another one of my favorite conversation questions, along with “What is …Read More

“Let’s consider your age to begin with –how old are you” “I’m seven and a half exactly.” “You needn’t say ‘exactually,’” the Queen remarked. ” I can believe it without that. Now I’ll give you something to believe. I’m just …Read More

It’s the kind of question that gets asked again every year? So why do we color eggs to celebrate the resurrection of the LORD? I used to pester my mom with this sort of question all the time when I …Read More

Christians are against abortion, gay marriage, and evolution. Against the continuing decay of moral values, and the increased need to be “PC” at the expense of frank honesty. We’re against socialism, communism, fascism, and liberalism. We disagree with postmodernism, nihilism, …Read More

I want to talk a bit about some f***ing profanity. I feel strange doing it. I find myself asking “Really? This is the most important thing to talk about right now?” But I honestly think it is. Not as an …Read More