The Fool and Getting Away With It – Psalm 14 (Weekly Word)

Read Psalm 14 The fool says in his heart,     “There is no God.” They are corrupt, their deeds are vile;     there is no one who does good. Psalm 14 begins with this declaration that appears rather confrontational.  Calling people "fools" is not the best way to get them to listen to your point of view.  … Continue reading The Fool and Getting Away With It – Psalm 14 (Weekly Word)

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The Experience of God: Being, Consciousness, Bliss by David Bentley Hart (Review)

Reading a David Bentley Hart book is to pull your chair up to the grown-up table and feast on tasty delicacies you had previously not realized existed.  This is especially true of his latest book in which he argues both atheists and many Christians do not speak about God in the right way.  God, argues Hart, … Continue reading The Experience of God: Being, Consciousness, Bliss by David Bentley Hart (Review)

A Poor Reason for Not Believing in God, IMO

At the end of last week I noticed an article that stated actress Julianne Moore no longer believes in God.  Here's the story: But Moore said that while she’s experienced success in her career, including four previous Academy Award nominations, she has at times felt adrift. Her mother’s unexpected passing from septic shock in 2009 … Continue reading A Poor Reason for Not Believing in God, IMO

Stories of Conversion: Wolverine, an Atheist Professor and a Former Member of Wesboro Baptist.

Wolverine is a member of the X-Men, portrayed by Jean Valjean...I mean, Hugh Jackman, in the films.  He apparently converted to Christianity in the early 1990s due to the influence of fellow mutant, Nightcrawler: (HT: Unsettled Christianity and James McGrath) Here's a cool story of another conversion to Christianity, this time a professor of literature … Continue reading Stories of Conversion: Wolverine, an Atheist Professor and a Former Member of Wesboro Baptist.

But Complaining About Pointless Stuff is Our Thing!

In my home county of Lancaster, PA an atheist has filed a complaint over a restaurant's Sunday promotion.  The restaurant's crime: in order to drum up business on Sundays they offered a discount coupon to anyone who presented a bulletin from a church. Oh the horror! John Wolff, who is an atheist, filed the complaint … Continue reading But Complaining About Pointless Stuff is Our Thing!

The Mind Matters (or, not everyone leaves Christianity because Christians are jerks)

Why do people leave the Christian faith?  The answer often given is that there is some fault in the Christian community: Christians are judgmental. Christians are old-fashioned.   Christians are not nice. Christians are anti-everything Certainly it is true that many people become disillusioned with faith because of bad experiences with Christians. But not everybody. … Continue reading The Mind Matters (or, not everyone leaves Christianity because Christians are jerks)