It’s a difficult time to be an online conservative Christian with a strong interest in the law and politics (and a strong aversion to populism). Since the ascent of Donald Trump to the presidency, my conservative Evangelical leanings have been considered tacit support of a populist political leader who I see as acting in both … Continue reading A Quick Case for Christian Civility
Welcome to reading some of the things I'm finding interesting today: November 11: While in my present home of Korea, November 11 is "Peppero Day", back home in Canada, it's Remembrance day, and there is a debate this year about the white poppy as opposed to the red poppy. Abortion and Slavery: Thabiti Anyabwile gives … Continue reading Online Reading (November 9, 2010)
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, and … Continue reading Is it really beautiful?
"Yeah, well, evolution is only a theory" "Yeah, well, so is gravity" I'm sure many people have heard an exchange similar to this one at some point in the past. It is one of the most common, and most misleading exchanges possible in debates about scientific ideas. Now, I'll be the first to admit, I … Continue reading Theories, Facts, and Truth
After some discussion, I'm finding that I have to explain what I mean when I say that the rarer form of unprepared heart for the Gospel is despairing sin. Recall that my central understanding of the Gospel is that is at heart about the glory of Jesus Christ and the reign of His kingdom (Matt. … Continue reading Despair and Sin
Oftentimes I find myself having to explain my understanding of Christianity. This is mainly because my theology doesn't quite fit most of what I see operating here in Newfoundland. It's quite common in some parts of the world, just not here. Last weekend was one such instance. Somebody asked me after Church to explain "calvinism", … Continue reading Depraved
One of my more thoughtful co-workers was talking about the advantage of the world ending by a zombie outbreak. The reason that he thought it a good way for the world to end was that he thought that the world would do a heck of a lot better without us humans, and there's something poetic … Continue reading Something Seriously Wrong, and the Promise of Christmas