Tag Archive: Bible

Why doesn’t God do something? Part 3

Thursday I continued my reasoning through the reality of suffering and the existence of a good, loving, and all-powerful God. You can read Part 1 here. In Part 2, I argued from the doctrine… Continue reading

Why doesn’t God do something? Part 2

Tuesday I began an effort to reconcile the reality of suffering with the existence of a good, loving, and all-powerful God. Please read that post before continuing on with me. Both our parenting failures… Continue reading

Throwing a fleece

I’ve been taking this month to recall my spiritual journey, which I began roughly 30 years ago. Looking back, one of the definitive markers on my quest was a unique experience that I… Continue reading

Faith that wounds

I’m waxing personal and reflective this month. A few more installments in the series…this is number 11. When you have a strong faith, and you also have children, your greatest desire for them… Continue reading

Entering the crucible

Part 10…30 years…explanation…read it here We used to have a nice, little Christian bookstore near our home and I would periodically drop in for resources or gifts. On one occasion as I was… Continue reading

Homework, housework, and hermeneutics

This is Part 8 of my personal reflection series My quest – 30 years and counting. You can read my introduction here. I really didn’t want to go…I remember that distinctly. Bible study? I’m not ready… Continue reading

What the world needs now

Dear Reader…thank you for every time, if even just once, that you have invested precious minutes and mental faculties in consuming what I have prepared in this blog. I am truly grateful and pray… Continue reading

We’re just not that into him

Churches are pretty packed at Christmas. Extra services are planned and extra chairs set up to accommodate those who normally sleep in. Pastors welcome the twice a year opportunity – Christmas and Easter… Continue reading

Proper posture at Christmas

We don’t have cable TV and I’m really, really good with that. But I know there are plenty of compelling, entertaining, and inspiring programs we are missing. One thing I’d be interested to… Continue reading

Gun control, authority, and Tradition

With each new mass shooting the calls for stricter gun control grow louder and more passionate. Though keeping guns out of the hands of those who have evil intents is certainly a desire… Continue reading

The afterlife as seen from the beforedeath

I have such mixed feelings about the current refugee issue, as I’m sure many do. Even before this latest crisis, as we in the U.S. have struggled with and debated the competing values… Continue reading

My apologist crush

When I set out almost four years ago to pursue an amateur vocation in apologetics by way of the blogosphere, arguing for the reasonableness of theism and Christianity in particular, I knew the… Continue reading

The spirituality of love

  Love. We all need it, want it, search for it. We feel it and think about it, dramatize and sing about it. It makes us happy, and it makes us sad. But… Continue reading

Holy Father

Pope Francis’ tour of the Americas continues and wherever he goes Catholics flock to get a glimpse of him or perchance a selfie. And for many of them, getting within a few hundred… Continue reading

If I met the pope

Pope Francis is coming to America next week. It’s a big deal. And it’s got me wondering…what if someone tells him about my blog, and all the critical things I’ve had to say… Continue reading