Why Jesus? (A Review, or an apology for not liking the book to all my friends who are Ravi fans)

I read this book as part of a Goodreads group I am a member of.  Though I finished it over a week ago, I have not been able to write a review of it because I still cannot figure out what I think.  I should like it.  I work in campus ministry, my desire is … Continue reading Why Jesus? (A Review, or an apology for not liking the book to all my friends who are Ravi fans)

Assumptions, Biases and Evidence…Oh My! (Recent Reads)

What assumptions and biases do you bring with you as you approach evidence? I got to thinking about that question as I read a few articles recently by Stanley Fish.  These articles were on the place of evidence and trust in our belief systems. First was "Citing Chapter and Verse: Which Scripture is the Right … Continue reading Assumptions, Biases and Evidence…Oh My! (Recent Reads)

A Typical Question about “Good” (Listening to the Saints – Aquinas)

Is something good because God says so? Or does God say something good because it is? This is a common question asked by all sorts of people.  I have had discussions about it on campus with students and driving in the car with friends. If you say the second one is true then you are … Continue reading A Typical Question about “Good” (Listening to the Saints – Aquinas)