“Look, I am sending you out as sheep among wolves. So be as shrewd as snakes and harmless as doves.” – Matthew 10:16 Every day, thousands of people assert bold and brash opinions on a plethora of platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and many others. Why do people feel compelled to do this, despite … Continue reading Productive Disagreements
As the contemplative tradition has garnered some support in recent years, a retaliation against what many might call “fast food religion,” authors like Richard Rohr have achieved certain levels of fame. Regarding Rohr, his influence is not unwarranted. He has written several works on Christian meditation, theology, and spirituality. His book, Falling Upward, paints a … Continue reading The Dualistic Mind and Mystery
In many ways, it is fair to say that popular culture maintains a view that religion and science are at odds with each other. According to Pew Research Center, “most Americans (59%) say, in general, that science often is in conflict with religion, although a sizeable minority of adults (38%) consider science and religion to … Continue reading Religion and Science: The Myth of Incompatibility
Here are a few interesting thoughts that have been presented to me in one way or another over the last couple years that may add depth to the more common discussion points about suffering.
A few years ago, I was talking with one of my friend’s parents at dinner when the topic of religion came up. When I asked if they were Christians, they responded, “We’re spiritual, but we’re not religious.” Their house was spotted with Buddha statues and other interesting art pieces. It was not until I went … Continue reading What is New Spiritualism?
With the rise of the information age, the advent of computers, and the rapid advancement of technology, humans have continued to create increasingly complex models of everything around us. As our abilities have grown, many have started to question if our own world is actually just someone else’s simulation. Elon Musk (of SpaceX and Tesla … Continue reading Are We Real?
How do the authors of the New Testament and the Quran compare when facing Detective Wallace's eyewitness reliability test?
It is easy to think that apologetics is only helpful for understanding the evidence and facts of the Christian faith; however, the study of apologetics also provides the credibility and knowledge to share this faith with others. When I first started studying the scientific and historical evidence of the Bible and discussing other world religions, … Continue reading The Unlikely Conversation
Over the Christmas break my family went on a trip to Washington D.C. We made the trip primarily to see the Museum of the Bible, which was very cool, but we also spent a good bit of time visiting other national buildings, monuments, and museums. I was stunned by the numerous references to God in … Continue reading Jefferson’s Wall
It is commonplace these days to hear people of all worldviews suggest that religions are all equally true. The Freudian may say that all religions help us cope with life struggles and uncertainty. The inclusivist Christian may say that there seems to be more alike than different between our faith and the faiths of Muslims, … Continue reading Can All Religions be Equally True?