It’s a simple question I’m asking. It’s right there in the title of my post, and it’s the entire purpose of this site. But allow me to rephrase for clarification: do you care about the truth? I’m not just asking if you value honesty. I’m asking if you care about the truth itself. If everything … Continue reading You Want the Truth?
Imagine you’re raising a family in a little suburban home, with a well-to-do neighbor on either side. (Some of you may not have to imagine, but you can still play along.) The neighbor on the left is sophisticated and amiable and smiles a lot. He often talks about having you over for dinner, and he … Continue reading Like a Good Neighbor
This isn’t the sort of thing I usually write about, and it’s hardly important to my life at the moment. But as a Star Wars fan, there’s something I want to get off my chest. As a kid, I loved Star Wars. (Spoiler warning for the entire franchise.) Even before I saw the original film, … Continue reading The End of the Jedi
It’s never easy trying to comprehend God – even for Christians. Maybe He serves as a nice explanation for things, but then how do we explain Him? How can He have always existed? How can He know everything that’s going to happen? How can He work things out according to His will if we’re allowed … Continue reading The Author and Finisher
Some people complain because the Bible doesn’t spell things out plainly enough. Recently, I heard a popular atheist on YouTube (where all the great intellectuals can be found) declare that God would’ve organized things better if it were really from Him. In response, let me take a shot at what an organized treatment of the … Continue reading The Roman Road
Last year, everyone was celebrating to see the end of 2020. Surely 2021 couldn’t be as bad, they said… and on some level it wasn’t. But there are other metrics by which it was certainly worse. All that said, I never cared much for the running joke that 2020 was such an awful year … Continue reading Real Resolution
I had a bad day. There were no tragedies. Nothing serious happened. It just didn’t go well, and it left me in a mood that will probably affect the next few days. Even worse, I’ve got things weighing on my mind that have been bothering me for months or years – and at least one … Continue reading In All Things…
On the last day of February in 1983, two men entered the basement of an abandoned Victorian home in St. Louis, Missouri. One lit a cigarette in the dark, perhaps to make their search for scrap metal easier, but the glow revealed something else. Lying on the floor was the body of a headless female, … Continue reading Just Like Us
I remember that morning. I was doing schoolwork in the kitchen, with the rest of my family going about their daily business as usual. My dad came into the room to ask my mom if she knew that the country was on high alert; she did not, of course, but he had just been on … Continue reading When the World Stopped Turning
As a child, I was raised under the umbrella of Christian beliefs known as charismatic. (It comes from the Greek word for gifts of the Spirit, charisma, which means something like gifts of grace, and from which we get the English word for being “graced” with personality.) I grew up hearing a lot about the … Continue reading One Spirit, One Baptism
In my last post, I tried to explain my fundamental problem with the “conservatism” of the Republican Party. This time, I would like to finish up by laying out the specific problems I have with their actual practice (or lack thereof). First, Republicans refuse to encourage virtue. Instead of promoting an idea on its own … Continue reading What’s Wrong with the Right?