Elizabeth Devos, Donald Trump's nominee for the Department of Education testified before an often hostile group of elected representatives where she made an interesting point but not quite in the way she believed she was making it. When asked about a campus culture of sexual assault she pointed out that the wisdom telling us that if … Continue reading The World and College
In a recent "Q" seminar hosted by Dr. Mark Yarhous, Philosopher and Clinical Psychologist and Theologian speaking of the issues of Transgenderism utilizes three lenses through which people, especially Christians see and define those suffering from gender Dysphoria, Identity, Disability and Diversity. I found the arguments compelling and attempted to match these three lenses of understanding to … Continue reading 7 stages of estrangement from God.
The Bible is the worlds most important book. It has endured, been validated, argued over, denied, rejected, embraced and changed peoples lives unlike any other text, sacred or profane that ever was. Atheists deplore what it says, humanists find a snapshot of mankind's past efforts at approaching wisdom, the faithful love it even as they … Continue reading For the Bible Tells Me So: Different ways to approach the Bible, why they matter and how they divide us.
People want the attention that goes with voicing their problems, and this includes groups as culturally, socially and politically diverse as Black Lives Matter, Christians living in "post-Christian" America, Conservatives who feel Liberalism is destroying the nation and Liberals who believe Conservatives want to hold the nation back from this or that imagined social Utopia. … Continue reading Why we fail to grow…
Facing Conflict under the shadow of the cross By Candkewycke “Justice is in the interest of the strongest” - Thracymachus in Plato’s Republic “The most disadvantageous peace is better than the most just war” - Erasmus “ The purpose of all war is peace” - Augustine of Hippo “ The LORD is a man … Continue reading How do we fight, when we must fight
Albert Einstein once said that the Universe could have been chaotic, random and ugly. And yet we have this gorgeous synthesis at the origin of the Universe itself, giving birth to the galaxies, the planets, DNA, life. He was describing a creator, though he did not go so far as to define this creator in … Continue reading When science takes a faltering step towards recognizing God
I come from the Baptist tradition with a long history of religious tolerance and acceptance of pluralism in the world religious sphere. The right to worship as one sees fit is and always has been an integral part of Baptist thought and this has always extended to non-Christian religions as well. While any true Baptist … Continue reading Why Russel Moore and the SBC gets it wrong on religious freedom and Muslims building Mosques in the Unitd States