On a recent Sunday morning I was missing church both physically and existentially. Rather than worship, I was sitting in a poorly lit, underground hotel conference room listening to a plenary session at the annual meeting of one of the major regional accrediting bodies for higher education in the United States. It was titillating, as … Continue reading how did we get here?
“When September 6, 1994, arrives, no one else can become saved. The end has come.” “And now, we have no option. We can't say 'maybe' 'it's possible' 'it looks very probable...' No way! We have to say this is what the Bible teaches! This is fact! May 21, 2011 is the day of the Rapture, … Continue reading secular harold campings
What is a rock worth? Well, it depends. It depends obviously on what the rock is made of. If the rock is made of gold, it will be worth much more than a rock made of limestone. But that doesn't really answer the question of worth in any final way. Gold is not inherently worth … Continue reading utility versus worth
An idol is a glory cul de sac. Any thing, when properly understood and used, can become an avenue for bringing glory to our Creator. The things of the natural world can lead us to the worship of God, or as Paul reminds us in Romans 1, tainted by our sin they can become objects … Continue reading when patriotism becomes a problem
the inconvenience of awe Magna opera Domini exquisita in omnes voluntates ejus. This is the Latin inscription that was placed in the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge in 1871. It is a quote from Psalm 111. "Great are the works of the Lord, sought out by all who take pleasure therein." It was in this famous … Continue reading if only there were some evidence
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
In a bizarre mash up of "The Walking Dead" and "Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives" CNN, always looking for new ways to cement itself as the Most Trusted Name in News decided to film and air one of its on-air experts personalities eating human brains. This is what life looks like at the intersection of the … Continue reading how to become a cannibal in three and a half easy steps