The biggest roadblock to Jesus is some of the people who say they love him. That’s not a slam or an opinion: just a fact. Investigating the Christian faith is always mysterious (John 3:8,) but it can become unbearably difficult when I encounter church people who seem just as conflicted and unkind as my irreligious … More Why Church People Flounder
I don’t have to prod myself to remember that God is loving, but it’s essential to remind myself daily that God is holy. Everything about me wants a loving God, even my sin nature. (Especially my sin nature!) But it’s because God is holy that his love is not emotional or predictable. Holy is why … More The Deep Magic
A haunting protest song from 1993 has returned to popular playlists in 2018. The lyrics of Zombie mourn the cruel, irrational things people do to one another, and ask, “What’s in your head? What’s in your head?”1 It’s not the conditions of a decaying world that motivate the rage, havoc and destruction we inflict … More In Your Head
Have you noticed that diversity must always be celebrated in our popular culture- except when it comes to the diversity between men and women? The benefits of multiculturalism are tirelessly hyped as a huge asset- but not when the cultural contrasts are male and female. When it comes to sexual differences, they’re never considered important … More Sexual Suicide
It doesn’t take any faith at all to believe in God. Even atheists know there is a God. Otherwise, why would an intelligent individual build his adult identity around the defiance of someone who doesn’t exist? Worse yet, why get so angry at an imaginary being or publish books denouncing him? The Christian Faith rests … More The Fearful & the Faithless
Two prisoners have been locked away in this pitch-black underground bunker, a sort of black hole of Calcutta. They have endured weeks of complete and utter darkness. Suddenly, inmate #1 cries, “Look! A light! There’s a light breaking through!” His comrade twists left and right, shouting “Where? Where? I don’t see anything!” Inmate #1 replies, … More Did you See the Gorilla?
To many, it seems the world has never been more violent or chaotic than it is today. That’s only because we haven’t been around very long! No doubt, things have been better in previous years. They’ve also been worse. The flu that rocked the USA this winter was unprecedented- except that it wasn’t. In 1918, a … More Short Memories