Category Archive: STUMBLING BLOCKS

Atheism’s best argument

How dare you create a world in which there is such misery that is not our fault? It’s not right…It’s utterly, utterly evil. Why should I respect a capricious, mean-minded, stupid God who… Continue reading

Paradoxes, possibilities, and a precious privilege

I don’t have a very good memory of my childhood. I’ll be at a family function and my brother who is just one year younger than me and seems to remember everything will… Continue reading

The Easter challenge, Part 2

Yesterday I presented Part 1 of what I believe is a plausible harmonization of the varying Gospel accounts of the events surrounding the resurrection of Jesus. I continue that today with an examination… Continue reading

The Easter challenge

In my last post I addressed the matter of apparent contradictions between the different Gospel accounts and how familiarity with ancient literary devices can resolve them. Today I’m going to apply that all-important… Continue reading

You need to know this before you read the Bible

In my just concluded Barriers series, I addressed, tackled, took on and hopefully (at least for some) took down some of the primary obstacles to embracing the Christian worldview. But there’s one very… Continue reading

The scandalous cross

It’s like wearing a tiny electric chair on a chain. That’s how a pastor at our church once described the offense of the cross of Jesus Christ. He was talking about how something… Continue reading

What are we to make of this Jesus fellow?

It is a question with an ancient history that continues to have contemporary significance. What we believe about this individual whose life made an incalculable impact on the world, in a very real… Continue reading

The man who would be toast

What do you suppose is the most important question you will ever have to answer: Will you marry me? Do you know why I pulled you over? Do you feel lucky? Certainly the… Continue reading

Judging our Judge, Part 2

In my slightly silly, futuristic fantasy Do you believe in man? I tried to depict the incongruences of Darwinism by putting the theory in the “minds” of man-made computers. Though it fails as… Continue reading

Judging our Judge

Is God a moral monster because he commanded the slaughter of whole groups of people, including children? Are the records in the Old Testament of God ordering the nation of Israel to mercilessly… Continue reading