April 24, 2014

My plans for you

Many of you are familiar with this verse. If you aren’t familiar with it, you just haven’t been paying attention. For example, you might see it as a Facebook meme. Or an abbreviated version on the wall of a Christian coffee shop or bookstore. This version would make a nice refrigerator magnet. You might see Read the rest

Links our overlords don’t like

Posts with links to external web sites don’t always get posted on Facebook. I created this page to avoid telling FB what I’d like you to read. The End of Science (10/30/2021)

A political parable

I know of a guy who decided to pursue a very important job at his company. He was opinionated and abrasive (some would say he was “plain-spoken”) and seemed like a long-shot. Several other people were interested in the position, but eventually one challenger surpassed the others and it became a two-person race. To everyone’s Read the rest

God, 21st century style

Belief in the rosy future of Artificial Intelligence (AI) isn’t based on science or technology. The belief is based on something more fundamental, a characteristic of their humanity that even devout atheists seem unable to escape. It’s a religion that desperately hopes there is a way to fill the space in the heart of modern Read the rest

Liberals’ chief disability

All modern liberals (actually, illiberals) share a common disability: They are unable to be constrained by the wisdom of those who preceded them. They believe that, as a rule, new ideas are superior old ones and that the new ideas they personally embrace are so obviously superior that no debate is possible and no defense Read the rest

Why tithe? Why not?

Disclaimer: Although pastors may find my conclusion agreeable, none were consulted in the writing of this blog post. Nor am I trying to curry favor. The Senior Pastor of my church – with whom I have joyfully served and sometimes disagreed for nearly a decade – would surely absolve me of any charge of pandering. Read the rest

NIV 2011? No.

As a new forty-something Christian in 1989, I was introduced to the New International Version (NIV) of the Bible, published in 1984. Our Senior Pastor recommended it, so when I went out to buy a Bible, I picked the NIV Study Bible. I found it readable and understandable. I didn’t get too hung up on Read the rest

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