Six Arguments Against Eternal Life Examined

This is a response to part of Yuriy Stasyuk’s blog post about the atheist view of death in which he details “six reasons eternal life would inevitably become hell.” It’s a thoughtful post, and I would encourage everyone to take the time to read it before you read my response Read more…

By rick, ago

Too much context?

Is it ever possible, when we look at verses of the Bible, to overemphasize the context? I stumbled on this question recently when I posted this on facebook: Much to my surprise, a friend of ours very kindly took the time to tell me that I was completely misusing 1 Corinthians Read more…

By rick, ago

Good Friday Poem

Beat me Humiliate me Scourge my flesh Curse and despise me Pour my blood in the thirsty dirt Strip me bare Lay me low Wood on my shoulders Rough hands on my arms Dry air in my mouth The cool iron point Hot blood in my palm Lift me up for Read more…

By rick, ago

Is God Evil?

From my twitter feed this morning: The first thing to notice about this is that, as with most things said by the New Atheists, it’s an emotional appeal. This is not a rational, logical objection to the coherence of Christian and Jewish theology. He’s not saying that our theology is Read more…

By rick, ago

Extraordinary Claims Require Extraordinary Blah Blah Blah

We’ve all heard the tired phrase, “Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence,” but I would just like to turn this around for a minute and point out: “An extraordinary universe requires an extraordinary explanation.” Don’t be so foolish as to imagine that only the religious folk have to defend extraordinary claims Read more…

By rick, ago