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A Berean Approach

A very lively theological debate with a friend over the appropriateness of Christians displaying Christmas trees has led me to write a couple recent blog articles. (Here and…

Is Christmas a Pagan Holiday?

To most Christians, Christmas is a sacred religious holiday. But in modern times it’s become more of a cultural and commercial phenomenon. The Christmas we celebrate in the…

Sailing to Byzantium

I only recently read this poem for the first time, and something about it really resonated with me. Such a noble sentiment, infused with agony and yearning. Yeats,…

A Piece of Life

The following exchange happened between an unidentified questioner, and an Indian yogi and mystic called Jaggi Vasudev, who is more commonly known as Sadhguru. The questioner asks, “We…

On Human Decency

Author Christopher Hitchens was brilliant with a turn of phrase. In that sense, I often think of him as the C. S. Lewis of antitheism; charming, clever, intelligent,…

Is Evil a Problem to Be Solved?

Another day, another mass shooting. At least this one ended relatively well for the innocent parties involved. My soul is weary of all the violence and unrest going…

An Existential Conundrum

This horrific Waffle House shooting is a textbook example of why we need reasonable gun laws. It’s also is a textbook example of why gun laws aren’t the…

Murders: The Raw Data

I recently came across a post from CBS News called Murder map: Deadliest U.S. Cities in which they present the murder rates in 61 cities and major urban…

A Not So Radical Solution

My heart is breaking along with the rest of the country for the families in Parkland, FL who’ve had to endure such a shocking and senseless tragedy. I’ve…

What’s Wrong With The World?

If you’re like me you find that some days you need a break from the news. I often feel my blood pressure rising as I scan the headlines….

On Falling Apples & Geography

There is certainly some truth to the old saying, “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree”. Like it’s close cousin, “a chip off the old block”, it…

Is Christmas Real?

In the modern Western world most everyone is familiar with the basic story of Christmas, even if they aren’t Christian. Linus Van Pelt did a pretty good job of…