judging the past by the present

This will probably come as a great surprise to many of you, but I have never been accused, at any point in my life, of being "in style." It just isn't my thing. It's not that I haven't tried. Some people try really hard to get better at golf yet still slice every drive out of … Continue reading judging the past by the present

oh father, where art thou

What do Friedrich Nietzsche, David Hume, Bertrand Russell, Jean-Paul Sartre, Albert Camus, Arthur Schopenhauer, Thomas Hobbes, Jean Meslier, Voltaire, Jean d'Alembert, Baron d'Holbach, Ludwig Feuerbach, Samuel Butler, Sigmund Freud, H.G. Wells, John Toland, Robert Taylor, Richard Carlile, Albert Ellis, Madalyn Murray O'Hair, Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, and Christopher Hitchens all have in common? Well, actually … Continue reading oh father, where art thou

everything is problematic

That is the almost cloying humour of the present situation. I can say abnormal things in modern magazines. It is the normal things that I am not allowed to say. I can write in some solemn quarterly an elaborate article explaining that God is the devil; I can write in some cultured weekly an aesthetic … Continue reading everything is problematic

what’s more annoying than the end of the world?

I just finished grading my last final exam. Another semester officially in the books. And now it is time to turn my attention to other, more festive thoughts. Like the end of the world. I hate to be the Christmas Shoes to your Wonderful Christmastime, but it's true. It might be zombies, or slaughterbots, or zombie … Continue reading what’s more annoying than the end of the world?

do good without god?

In a previous post I addressed the question: Can a person be good without God? By "good" I mean a status or condition of wholeness and healing. The gospel and universal experience compels an answer of "no." A person cannot be made good without God. The best we can get is an approximation or temporary goodness. … Continue reading do good without god?

on preaching and choirs

I hadn't planned on doing this, but I am earnestly committed to avoiding work at the moment, so I decided to take a little time and respond to some constructive criticism I've received from my last post. Also, because I'm currently on a bit of a well needed hiatus from Twittering I've decided to respond … Continue reading on preaching and choirs

good without god

Can a person be good without god? I'm going to sacrifice cleverness for clarity and say simply that the answer is no. A person cannot be good without God. This will come as an irritating and obnoxious answer to virtually every unbeliever I know and not a small number of believers as well. "How can … Continue reading good without god