Why Does God Favor Certain People? (Weekly Word)

This summer I am going to dedicate each Friday to questions that students have asked me about God, faith and such.  Some of these questions come were forwarded to me from Christian students or their skeptical friends.  Others are questions that I have been asked in some way, shape or form many times.  I do … Continue reading Why Does God Favor Certain People? (Weekly Word)

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What if This Was the Sort of Thing People Thought About When They Heard “Christian”?

Evangelicals Denounce Payday Lenders, Join Fight For New Regulations. Payday loans are an evil that take advantage of people in need.  I was so happy to see this headline, as this is the sort of thing I wish Christians were known for. When people, such as students at Penn State Berks, hear "Christian", many words … Continue reading What if This Was the Sort of Thing People Thought About When They Heard “Christian”?

Turn the Other Cheek – The Verse Curiously Absent When We Offer Prooftext Arguments

A couple weeks back the news came down that Tsarnev had been condemned to death for the Boston Marathon bombing.  As is common when I hear big news nowadays, I went to Twitter to check out what people were saying, specifically Christian leaders.  What surprised me, though perhaps it shouldn't have, is that many who … Continue reading Turn the Other Cheek – The Verse Curiously Absent When We Offer Prooftext Arguments

Another Day, Another Study Shows Shrinking Affiliation to Christianity

I've seen a bunch of news stories on a new Pew Research Center study that shows a decline in the percentage of Americans who identify as Christians as well as growth, especially among those born since 1980, of those who identify as non-religious.  This group includes atheists, agnostics and those who may believe in God … Continue reading Another Day, Another Study Shows Shrinking Affiliation to Christianity

Its That Time of Year When I Get Delusions of Being a Philosopher

After passing two relatively aimless years at Penn State I finally got serious about my studies as well as choosing a major.  I had always enjoyed studying religion and history so I decided to major in religion.  This led me to some philosophy of religion classes which gave me an appetite to learn more philosophy. … Continue reading Its That Time of Year When I Get Delusions of Being a Philosopher