#loveisontheropes

There’s so much I want to say about the recent Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage, and so many emotions in me vying for my attention and their release…anger, sadness, hope, despair. Everything… Continue reading

God or no God? – a cumulative case

A man is on trial for the brutal murder of his wife. You sit on the jury and attentively consider the various pieces of evidence as they are presented by the prosecutor: The… Continue reading

T minus nine months

Sixty-two years ago next week my mom and dad were married and set out as a couple to start a family that would number eleven children, 20 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. Three of… Continue reading

Do you believe in man?

So it’s rerun season, yes? If your favorite TV program isn’t on hiatus and temporarily replaced with a mindless and exploitive reality show, it’s rerunning previous episodes. Well, summertime is rerun season for me… Continue reading

Big Daddy is watching *

If God promises us that if we believe we will have whatever we ask, why do so many of us believers come away empty-handed? We pray fervently for healing or a job or… Continue reading

Beliefs are like pillars

If anyone were to ask me why I am a Christian, I might answer something like, because I believe the Christian worldview to be the best explanation for all that we know about… Continue reading

Simple mathematics is the key to happiness. Who knew? *

Your child was killed in a freak accident today.  It’s a shame you had to find out so coldly and matter-of-factly, but I had no other way of contacting you because your phone’s… Continue reading

A better response to suffering

Unbelievers and skeptics of theism often cite the reality of seemingly gratuitous suffering in the world as grounds for rejecting the notion of a good, all-powerful God. But what if it could be… Continue reading

Image-bearers or beasts?

Clark Beckham. If you don’t know the name already…you likely will. He should have won it, if you ask me, but came in second place on American Idol Wednesday night. This young man… Continue reading

The hope of happiness

In the debate over same-sex marriage and homosexuality, just as in other issues about which people disagree, the answer to one question will mostly determine which side one will support: Or perhaps more… Continue reading