Reading Time: 11 minutes Examining the telltale signs of a culture marching toward totalitarianism at breakneck speed.
Reading Time: 9 minutes A look into the history of Marxism, Nazism, and Christianity.
Be ready. Be active. Don’t lie. Serve others. Live Not by Lies.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Hey there good lookin’! What’s cookin’—in your character, that is? *finger guns* And how can you find out?
Reading Time: 5 minutes It has been said that politics is a conspiracy of the unproductive but organized against the productive but unorganized. If you do not think this is true, read about the October Revolution of 1917, where Lenin and the Bolsheviks proved that a dedicated minority can gain absolute power over a disorganized, leaderless, indifferent majority.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Thoughts about a study I had with a friend on the concept of some people in Christianity being “very special.”
Reading Time: 2 minutes We often wonder about “fate,” or a predetermined outcome that we can’t escape. Does it exist?
Reading Time: 6 minutes In an age that seeks to force you into mental compliance, because surely you alone are left, do not give in, no matter how the temptation is packaged. Live Not by Lies.
Reading Time: 4 minutes This is part 2 in a series. One thing that I learned from Dr. J. Lennox of Oxford is that it’s imperative to test the premises and data of assertions, no matter the credentials and subject mastery of the person making the assertion. We don’t just need good reasoning, but also good logic. Logic is the fundamental rules that we apply to reasoning to “reason from A to B.” It’s…
Reading Time: 3 minutes What does it mean to “live not by lies?” People will soon either come to find out, or they will live by lies.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Some thoughts on thoughtful prayer. Also cats.
Reading Time: 2 minutes It is hard to be thankful for pain when you consider all the moments you got to hold you kid and listen to her floating laugh echoing in the halls, which now ring only with the high-pitched, tinny whine that your ears pick up when there is only silence. It’s hard to be thankful for the times your mom cooked you your favorite dinner as you stand in the kitchen, now empty forever, helping load boxes of items you have to do, well, something with. It’s hard to be thankful for the pain as you tell your best friend and confidant, “I finally got rid of his toothbrush today. I guess this makes it real.”
Reading Time: 2 minutes One of the stranger things about atheism is that pedophilia isn’t a choice under it. Why? Because the laws of cause and effect outside of the head don’t stop in the inside of the head.
Reading Time: 14 minutes Although I’d known the various views on immersion that churches today tend to hold, I was curious about what Christians closer to the time of Jesus thought. In this post I explore a number of their early writings, and then offer my own conclusions.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Saved by faith alone? A little more? What’s the answer?
Reading Time: 3 minutes The Bible tells of salvation through family trees, explaining events that were to come and which then came. Leaving out the parts before this (which were blessing to generation, blessing to generation, etc.), I can focus on Jacob, who had 12 sons. His sons became the 12 tribes of Israel, each tribe being named after one of the sons. When he was about to die, Jacob told his son Judah,…
Reading Time: 2 minutes In the past I’ve run into unexpected cruddy behavior and found myself asking, “What in the world do I do now, and how can I make it as painful for them as possible?”
Reading Time: < 1 minute “I will come again and conquer you, because as a mountain you can’t grow, but as a human, I can.”
Reading Time: 3 minutes Humans have an amazing ability to adapt to bad situations. Our minds can take terrible circumstances and slowly normalize them, leading us to cope and even find happiness when things are rough. But there is a flipside: this same ability allows us to become desensitized to evil. Vile acts simply become a new normal over time.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Look at that picture. It’s funny, and for me, it’s almost entirely true. I like having maybe one close friend/girlfriend and then one other friend besides that. It makes my life simple. As a rule, I am an introvert and not that adept at understanding my own feelings and navigating relationships…
Reading Time: 2 minutes The percentage of scientists who abandoned belief in a spiritual realm over the course of 100 years is remarkable.
Reading Time: 6 minutes This post seeks to view two different sides of a common debate over whether or not the Lord’s Supper can be taken on Sunday only, or rather at any time. I will probably add to it significantly in the coming months, but for now I present this very spartan framework.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Many people have probably grown up hearing, “And that concludes the Lord’s Supper. Now we are give back of ourselves financially, as we are commanded to do upon the first day of the week.”
Is that correct?
Reading Time: 5 minutes This post features a timeline that assesses how giving looked and progressed in the New Testament church. I hope you found it as helpful as I did.
Reading Time: 9 minutes Kings and nations share one thing in common: they rise to power, and then they die. In this post I examine the 7 stages of all great nations, the deadliness of decadence and the self-loathing it leads to, as well as what Christians need to do.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Far from being contemptuous of ethics, the perpetrators acted in strict conformity with an ethic which held that, however difficult and unpleasant the task might have been, mass extermination of the Jews and Gypsies was entirely justified.