Goodness, God and Insights from The Man in the High Castle and Alasdair MacIntyre

Imagining a Natural World Full of Good PeopleLast month I wrote about my faith that all people are created in the image of God which means all persons not only possess inherent worth and value, but also that no one truly is without God in their lives.  Certainly, all people are broken, but no one … Continue reading Goodness, God and Insights from The Man in the High Castle and Alasdair MacIntyre

The Fool and Getting Away With It – Psalm 14 (Weekly Word)

Read Psalm 14 The fool says in his heart,     “There is no God.” They are corrupt, their deeds are vile;     there is no one who does good. Psalm 14 begins with this declaration that appears rather confrontational.  Calling people "fools" is not the best way to get them to listen to your point of view.  … Continue reading The Fool and Getting Away With It – Psalm 14 (Weekly Word)

The Experience of God: Being, Consciousness, Bliss by David Bentley Hart (Review)

Reading a David Bentley Hart book is to pull your chair up to the grown-up table and feast on tasty delicacies you had previously not realized existed.  This is especially true of his latest book in which he argues both atheists and many Christians do not speak about God in the right way.  God, argues Hart, … Continue reading The Experience of God: Being, Consciousness, Bliss by David Bentley Hart (Review)

Why I am Not a Christian by Bertrand Russell (Review)

Recently I watched the movie God is not Dead (which I did not like).  During the scene where the Christian student stands up to his atheist professor, the professor adds an assignment for the whole class as punishment for this one student's recalcitrance.  The assignment is to read Bertrand Russell's Why I am Not a … Continue reading Why I am Not a Christian by Bertrand Russell (Review)

A Poor Reason for Not Believing in God, IMO

At the end of last week I noticed an article that stated actress Julianne Moore no longer believes in God.  Here's the story: But Moore said that while she’s experienced success in her career, including four previous Academy Award nominations, she has at times felt adrift. Her mother’s unexpected passing from septic shock in 2009 … Continue reading A Poor Reason for Not Believing in God, IMO

Stories of Conversion: Wolverine, an Atheist Professor and a Former Member of Wesboro Baptist.

Wolverine is a member of the X-Men, portrayed by Jean Valjean...I mean, Hugh Jackman, in the films.  He apparently converted to Christianity in the early 1990s due to the influence of fellow mutant, Nightcrawler: (HT: Unsettled Christianity and James McGrath) Here's a cool story of another conversion to Christianity, this time a professor of literature … Continue reading Stories of Conversion: Wolverine, an Atheist Professor and a Former Member of Wesboro Baptist.

But Complaining About Pointless Stuff is Our Thing!

In my home county of Lancaster, PA an atheist has filed a complaint over a restaurant's Sunday promotion.  The restaurant's crime: in order to drum up business on Sundays they offered a discount coupon to anyone who presented a bulletin from a church. Oh the horror! John Wolff, who is an atheist, filed the complaint … Continue reading But Complaining About Pointless Stuff is Our Thing!