Movie Review: Captain Marvel

Be warned: There will be spoilers in this review, although they will be mild. Proceed with caution. I saw the new Marvel movie, and it was about as expected. Here is the good, the bad, and the ugly. The Good: Entertainment Value The movie was entertaining at the grass root. The costume and makeup was good, and the CGI was phenomenal. In fact, it was … Continue reading Movie Review: Captain Marvel

Adams State University’s “Sex in the Dark”

Adams State University is my alma mater. I still live in the town where it’s located, and I know members of the faculty and some of the students through my local church. I still care very much for the school, and want to minister to the campus. Last year I heard about an event the school held called “Sex in the Dark.” “Sex in the … Continue reading Adams State University’s “Sex in the Dark”

National Freethought Day

Today (October 12th, 2018) marks another strange holiday in a country that loves to invent new holidays. Today is National Freethought Day, and it is not to be confused with National Freethinkers Day, which is in January.  (That seems a tad redundant. I guess we not only need a national day of prayer, but a national day of prayers too, but I digress.) The website … Continue reading National Freethought Day

The Veil of Ignorance

Dogma Debate Recently, Justin Brierley had a debate with David Smalley on Smalley’s radio podcast show, Dogma Debate. The two were debating the existence of God as argued for in Brierley’s new book. Brierley comes from a very different perspective than I do in terms of theology and apologetics, and thus, the vast majority of his answers went in directions different than I would have … Continue reading The Veil of Ignorance

GQ on the Bible

For years thousands upon thousands of people have waited with baited breath, on the edge of their seats, for the competent, genius, academic, scholarly employees at GQ magazine to share their unbiased, objective, and sophisticated thoughts on the Bible. Thousands of years of biblical scholarship be damned, we need those over at a men’s fashion magazine to share their insight on God’s Book. Thankfully, our … Continue reading GQ on the Bible

Evolution in the Public School

One subject I have been overdue to write on is the issue of evolution, specifically regarding public education and the indoctrination of the youth. I received my undergraduate degree in secondary English education. I was very excited to become a public educator until the opportunity to be a pastor presented itself. Although I did not enter education, it has been, and always will be, an … Continue reading Evolution in the Public School

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My Conversation with Jim the Atheist

It’s been a while since I have had an extended dialogue with an Atheist. I wanted to share one I recently had in the comment section of my most recent post. I share it for a couple reasons. It remained civil. We were at times blunt, but conversations of this nature require that. Certainly, much of Jesus’ language falls into a similar category. However, given Jim’s … Continue reading My Conversation with Jim the Atheist

The Golden Rule

The Golden Rule Any person who professes any form of Atheism will find themselves regularly in conversations about morality. Objective ethics has become the Achilles’ heel of the position which asserts a universe without God is possible. What I have found strikingly interesting over the years is how many non-Christians will cling to the Golden Rule rule as being a moral standard for themselves. I … Continue reading The Golden Rule

The God Delusion: Why I Am a Presuppositionalist

The only way to condemn one natural instinct, and condone another natural instinct, is to have a standard which transcends natural instincts. Dawkins’ worldview cannot provide that. Thus, as he shuffles through the mixed-bag of human tendencies, he arbitrarily puts some of them in the bucket marked “moral” and arbitrarily puts others in the bucket marked “evil”, when his worldview demands he needs to simply take the whole bag. Continue reading The God Delusion: Why I Am a Presuppositionalist

The God Delusion: The God Necessity

Chapter 2 of Dawkins book is inflammatory and offensive, but in his defense he warned his readers at the tail end of the previous chapter. “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; […]

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