Online Reading (June 23, 2015)

Avoiding Scandal: Marvin Olasky at World Magazine comments on a rule made by Billy Graham that may have saved Tullian Tchividjian from the present scandal. At some point I’ll need to reflect on grace in light of this. Intellectualism: An older article at the Atlantic deals with the ongoing odd assumption that intellectual rigor leadsContinue reading “Online Reading (June 23, 2015)”

Watermelon on the Brain (or why Atheism is NOT a lack of belief in God)

*This is a cross-post with Truth seekers, where I am also known to post from time to time* So. Someone tells me they are an atheist, and I say they need to back up the positive claim that God does not exist, and then they tell me “oh, I’m a weak atheist, I just lackContinue reading “Watermelon on the Brain (or why Atheism is NOT a lack of belief in God)”

Is it really beautiful?

One of the problems I’ve tended to have with materialism is how it seems to place into my own (subjective) mind (actually brain… and hence render them largely delusional as it relate to the universe itself). This isn’t only the case with my religious ideas, but also the ideas I have of good and evil, andContinue reading “Is it really beautiful?”

What Christians are Not.

I know, I know, a big topic, and I’m being a little arrogant in claiming to understand the whole of one of the largest religious groupings in the world. Keep in mind that you’re reading a conservative protestant evangelical. These are just some things I would like non-Christians to keep in mind when talking toContinue reading “What Christians are Not.”