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

Safe Spaces

Today at church someone made a passing joke about “safe spaces.” The concept has been on my mind since I recently posted a video on one of my social media platforms where the concept was also mocked. I realized I have never written anything addressing the issue of “safe spaces.” What is the biblical response to these? Defining Terms Safe spaces are a bit out-dated. … Continue reading Safe Spaces

Francis and the Future of Roman Catholicism

Half a decade ago, when I was at university, I attended a public discussion the theatre department put on about homosexuality. Two separate panels discussed the issue. First, there was a panel of professors from the school. They had no diversity, all shared the same view on homosexuality. Then a religious panel was brought on to the stage to discuss the issue. Represented was a … Continue reading Francis and the Future of Roman Catholicism

Political Correctness

The Debate Jordan Peterson has become somewhat of a superstar over the past couple years as he has continued his fight against governmental oversight and left wing censorship. I have been a little nervous about how much Christians have embraced a non-believing, Darwinian psychologist. Nonetheless, he is a brilliant man and has offered some meaningful responses to much of the culture with which Christians also … Continue reading Political Correctness

Movie Review — Avengers: Infinity War

The fifth highest grossing movie ever, Avengers: Infinity War, hit theaters late last month. I waited quite some time to share my thoughts as this movie had a lot I would not want to spoil. My assumption is that if you have not yet seen it, you’re not going to be upset by spoilers. Given that, there are spoilers ahead. Here is my review of … Continue reading Movie Review — Avengers: Infinity War

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

Ligon Duncan and the Dadgum Second Commandment

“The great enemy of clear language is insincerity.” – George Orwell, Politics and the English Language Introduction: The drama which unfolded after the MLK50 conference put on by The Gospel Coalition (TGC) and the ERLC has been intense. It is a discomforting and disheartening time for the reformed community. Many Christian leaders I respect and listen to are divided on the issue that was raised … Continue reading Ligon Duncan and the Dadgum Second Commandment

Responding to Supernatural Part II: Free Will

Introduction: It is imperative one reads the first blog of this series prior to continuing in order to understand my heart and purpose. In that blog responding to Heiser’s book, I covered the issue of sovereignty (God’s decree and plan.) In this blog, I will focus on the other issue Dr. Heiser regularly brought up: free will. The Bondage of the Will: In the debate … Continue reading Responding to Supernatural Part II: Free Will