Wishful thinking

It is becoming embarrassingly obvious lately that evolutionary science has truly gone the way of wishful thinking. With no recourse but materialism, scientists are forced to theorize – or perhaps more accurately, fantasize… Continue reading

Words matter. Listen.

What are you? A human being, for sure. Male or female? Man, woman…boy, girl? Are you a senior citizen, a teenager, a middle-ager? We are all members of the human race, but in… Continue reading

Defending Miley, or Why we don’t have cable

Former teen star, now “adult” performer in every sense of the word, Miley Cyrus lit up the Twittersphere Sunday night with her less than decorous performance at the Video Music Awards. “Miley Cyrus… Continue reading

Jesus really is the answer

 “We were bored and didn’t have anything to do, so we decided to kill somebody.” And so the three teenage boys did.  A college baseball player shot in the back last week just… Continue reading

Will and grace, and faith

The 20thcentury British philosopher and atheist Bertrand Russell famously blamed the God he didn’t believe in for his lack of faith. When presented with the possibility that he was mistaken about God’s existence… Continue reading

Looking out for Number One*

America has been proudly called the “land of the free” almost since its birth. But if we’re not vigilant, and diligent, we’re going to look more like the land of feigned grief over… Continue reading

Truth frees; preferences fail

I come from a very large family. I have five brothers and four sisters, and when we all get together with our immediate clans, we currently total 56. That’s a lot of people… Continue reading

Feel the heat

We’re in a dog days of summer heat wave here in the Midwest. Some people like the hot days. Not me. I’m partial to the cool, cloudy days of autumn. But I find… Continue reading

A beautiful heart

You know that young woman who has a gorgeous face, a great smile, and a sparkling, winsome personality? Her complexion is flawless, her teeth are bright white, her figure is svelte. Heads turn… Continue reading

Balancing truth and love

“Lord, what should my attitude be?” That was my prayer just now as I pondered the Supreme Court’s latest decisions regarding same-sex marriage, and the celebrations on various fronts because of them. How… Continue reading

Selective hearing on abortion

To speak for those who cannot speak for themselves is a noble deed. To intentionally ignore the most innocent and helpless among them is a selfish one. Texas State Senator Wendy Davis, with… Continue reading

Refusing heroes

Awhile back I wrote about heroes among us – ordinary men and women who stay true to their marriage vows despite trials and disappointment. I counted them among other traditional heroes such as… Continue reading

Artificial immortality

“The initiative’s goal is to create a network with the world’s leading scientists who are focused on the development of cybernetic technology with the ultimate goal of transferring human’s individual consciousness to an… Continue reading

Oh…that’s right. I have a blog.

So, I just woke up from a month-and-a-half-long sleep. Don’t ask me how a person can sleep for 45 days straight, but if I’d been awake, I would have been blogging. Because I… Continue reading

Sin, suffering, and salvation

In struggling to comprehend the reasons why we suffer, why God allows or brings pain into our lives, my thoughts lately have been captured by a new awareness of an age-old reality: we… Continue reading