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Are You a Machine?

Have you ever had a conversation with a robot? If so, how did you know it was not a human? If you’re only communicating via written messages, it can sometimes be difficult to tell. However, it often becomes apparent very quickly when the artificial intelligence (AI) fails to understand something you’ve said or doesn’t recognize … Continue reading Are You a Machine?

Productive Disagreements

“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

The Dualistic Mind and Mystery

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

Christianity: The White Man’s Religion?

"Christianity is the white man’s religion, that came over on the slave ships." Have you ever heard statements like this? I hadn’t. This was an argument I had never heard before and did not learn about until I went to the Cross Examined Instructor’s Academy, an annual apologetics training conference, hosted by Cross Examined. This … Continue reading Christianity: The White Man’s Religion?

Why Should YOU Care?

Apologetics. What does that word mean? According to the dictionary, apologetics is reasoned arguments or writings in justification of something, typically a theory or religious doctrine. Members of the early Church used apologetics to defend their faith; however, it is an area that has suffered neglect from many practicing Christians over the centuries. In more … Continue reading Why Should YOU Care?

Religion and Science: The Myth of Incompatibility

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