Tag Archive: atheism

Functional agnosticism

This is Part 3 of my personal reflection series 35 years a saint. You can read my introduction here. For most of the first half of my life my spirituality went largely unexamined.… Continue reading

Discerning the depths

This is Part 2 of my personal reflection series 35 years a saint. You can read my introduction here. I wonder sometimes how my life and the lives of my children would be… Continue reading

The most momentous junction

New Year’s resolution….blah, blah, blah.…lose weight, quit smoking, get healthy.…blah, blah, blah….off the diet, still lighting up, quit the gym….blah, blah, blah. Wait eleven and a half months. Repeat. It’s that time of… Continue reading

Prescription for a sick world

I have lately felt more overwhelmed than usual by all the evil in the world. Murders, rapes, child abuse, sex trafficking, tortuous persecution. We see it in the news every day…a sad and… Continue reading

The problem of suffering, objectively speaking

“Let’s be objective,” is a recommendation a mediator might make to opposing parties, or a father to a child who feels she’s been wronged. Objectivity is the perspective which allows one to evaluate… Continue reading

The blind and the seeing

Atheists have a lot of objections to what is claimed about God in the Bible. But as I dialogue with them, it’s often unclear to me whether they believe their objections amount to… 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

Who’s on the side of science now?

The tide is turning, and we need to be ready to ride the wave.  Just like surfers need balance, wisdom, and vision, so do we believers in God need the same if we… Continue reading

No God, no hope

Recently a cousin of a friend of mine put a gun to his head and pulled the trigger. He was a young man. For him, life was so painful and hopeless that death… Continue reading

Imagine there’s no heaven…or Super Bowl

Imagine there’s no heaven. It’s easy if you try. Have you ever? No hell below us . . . above us only sky. Imagine no heaven or hell, and no religion too. John… Continue reading

Like the rest of mankind

Us versus them. We’re right; you’re wrong. They’re bad; we’re good. We’re all about reason; you’re mentally insane. There are a lot of lines being drawn these days, lines meant to distinguish the… Continue reading

Want to join the circus?

“The idea of a loving God is incompatible with the idea of a god that’s going to send [people] to hell if they fail to jump through just the right hoops in just… Continue reading

Some concluding thoughts on racism

Why do black lives matter? It has occurred to me that many of those loudly calling and protesting for change are atheists, if not philosophically then effectually. If they do acknowledge God exists… Continue reading

“I just adore this man.”

How I wish we had a window into heaven to witness the moment this great man of God entered into glory and came face to face with his Savior whom he has served… Continue reading

Unknowledge is impotence

Uncertainty can be a scary state of affairs. And, boy, are we swimming in uncertainty right now. Am I or someone I love going to get this virus? When am I going to… Continue reading