#61 – Game of Thrones by George RR Martin (My 100 Favorite Books)

This is the cover of the version of Game of Thrones that I own.  With the tremendous popularity of the television show, I enjoy smugly telling people I liked Game of Thrones before it was cool.  Honestly, when I first read this series I was the sort of person who would do so in secret […]

Problem of Evil and Suffering, Sandor Clegane Style

Why does God allow good people to suffer? Why is God silent in the face of suffering? Why does God not step in and stop evil? Why do the wicked survive and the good perish? These are as questions as old as time (see the book of Job and Psalms).  The first episode of season […]

Should Christians Watch Game of Thrones? (Weekly Word)

This summer I am going to dedicate each Friday to questions that students have asked me about God, faith and such.  Some of these questions come were forwarded to me from Christian students or their skeptical friends.  Others are questions that I have been asked in some way, shape or form many times.  I do […]

Eucatastrophe and Game of Thrones

I read Game of Thrones back before it was cool.  Back then when people saw you reading a 1000 page tome with pictures of dragons and swords on the front, they probably thought you were just a nerd.  Now its hip and mainstream.  I’ve watched the first three seasons of the TV show and am […]

Recent Reads – Horrible Advice to Soldiers, Beiber and Trafficking, Marriage, Guns and More!

Shameful, Ridiculous and Cruel Why on earth do people listen to anything David Barton has to say?  Not only is his history totally shoddy, but he teaches awful theology and ethics.  Whether it is assuming America is some sort of Christian nation so our wars are always blessed by God, or telling soldiers with PTSD […]