The Limits of Apologetics

In my last four posts (Answering the Unanswerable Part I, Part II, Part III and Part IV), I answered questions (as best I could) from atheist Club Schadenfreude who commented on a previous post about Christianity, Atheism, and Morality. As I write this, not all of the posts have been posted yet, but Club Schadenfreude…

Christianity, Atheism, and Morality

In a post that's sure to get me into trouble with someone, I'd like to explore morality and how it is different for the Christian and the atheist. Of course, there are others religions out there, but I can't contrast and compare them all in one little blog post. Since I am a Christian, it…

Dot People

Let's pretend that I am a famous scientist, and I have done something no man has ever done. I have created life out of nothing. I have created "dot people" Yes, I have created "dot people." These dot people live on a two dimensional piece of paper and they, themselves, are only two dimensional as…

Evangelism

Christianity has always been an evangelical religion. Google returns this definition of evangelism: the spreading of the Christian gospel by public preaching or personal witness. Why is that? Christianity is evangelical, in part, because it was commanded to be so. In, Matthew 28: 19, Jesus charges his eleven remaining disciples: "Go therefore and make disciples…

Love will grow cold

While talking about the end of the world in Matthew 24:12, Jesus said this: "Because lawlessness is increased, most people's love will grow cold." It is an interesting prediction. Are we there yet? I don't know about other countries, but there's no great love on display and plenty of lawlessness running rampant in the United…

Suffering

"For man is born for trouble, As sparks fly upward." Job 5:7 I'm not sure if Eliphaz the Temanite, who said the words quoted from Job 5:7, is the best source, but he seems to have had a point. Past believers called our time on earth a "vale of tears," meaning that there's lots of…

Patriotism, Children, and God

Years go, when vacationing in New York state, our family met another family in one of the Big Apple's state parks. This family was from Germany, and we introduced them to s'mores and other camping delicacies unheard of in Europe. Although their children didn't speak English, our sons played soccer together (soccer being the international…

Who?

Fox News reported that:  "A "Jeopardy!" contestant made a massive pop culture goof on Tuesday's show, confusing rapper Kid Cudi with country and rock artist Uncle Kracker."  While it's obvious from their pictures that they are two different men, I had nothing but sympathy for the mistake. You know you're old when.... You know you're old…