Global Flood?

I frequently hear people trot out “reasons” why the Noahic Flood account in Genesis can’t be literal or global. I just have to scratch my head.

If you claim to believe the Bible, then you need to take the Bible’s view on the Noahic Flood: There is no place anywhere in the Bible that treats […]

Was Jesus Silent On Homosexuality?

Pro-gay people will frequently claim that Jesus never said anything about homosexuality. His silence, they insist, is supposed to mean that a) He has no problem with it, and b) everyone else should be silent about it.

If you’re a self-interested speed-reader, you’ll find precious little in the Gospels about homosexuality. But so what? Jesus […]

Learn About Reformation Day!

Reformation Day is celebrated on October 31st and it commemorates Martin Luther’s nailing the 95 thesis on the Wittenburg Door and the protests against the sins of the Roman Catholic church. The Christian faith was profoundly impacted by the Reformers: Martin Luther, John Calvin, John Wycliffe, William Tyndale, Ulrich Zwingli, Jan Hus and many more.


Science & The Bible: The Missing Baby Steps

It seems like scientists always like to poke their noses into the Bible to explain how God “really” did things. Every now and then, we’ll get some sort of special on PBS “explaining” how God did the Ten Plagues through Moses, or we’ll find a documentary giving us the “inside scoop” on Creation. I wonder […]

Table Remake

These days it’s hard to find a good table on Craigslist. Everyone wants too much money.

But if you have an eye and a knack with paint and wax (and a good table saw and miter saw, etc), you can turn an ugly table into a neat table.

Here’s the latest project:

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Death Sins

So, Jeremiah, do not pray for these people. Do not cry out to Me or petition me on their behalf. Do not plead with Me to save them. For I will not listen to them when they call out to Me for help when disaster strikes them. – Jeremiah 11:14

I’m working my […]

Biblical Models for Dating and Marriage

These days, it seems that every other church is trying to re-invent “dating” so as to align themselves with Biblical models for relationships. But the advice you get from these different churches varies far and wide. Will the real Biblical Model please stand up??

Rachel and Jacob by William Dyce

I’m happy to […]

The Power Against Persuasion

Regardless of your view on a particular issue, it’s always possible to find someone who holds a view that is opposite yours. And sometimes you can even find a verse or two that is opposite your opinion. As the old saying goes, to every PhD, there’s an equal and opposite PhD.

So… How many verses […]

Infant Faith?

In discussing abortion and infant death, we invariably come around to asking “What’s going on in the womb?” and “Do babies go to heaven?” While science cannot answer the second question, it can give us some information about the first. Science tells us when the brain is formed, when the heart starts beating, what the […]

Effective Communication in a Facebook Era

Seems to me that we’re devolving in our ability to appreciate meaningful dialogue. I think Facebook and Twitter certainly contributes to this. Instead of meaningful, thoughtful dialogue, we place a premium on tweets and memes.

Let it never be said that I’m one who knows not where the wind blows!

Just in time for All […]