Cultural Commentary
Why is my thinking of objective moral system a contradiction? Why do you believe what you believe? Why is my thinking of objective moral system a contradiction? Why do you believe what you believe?

Why is my moral thinking from God? How is it true that something bad is from something higher than my thinking?

Get the Answer
“Wrestle with God”

June 28 – “Wrestle with God” . . . that is what the name “Israel” means. Recall the patriarch, Jacob, standing at the edge of the Jabbok River when he wrestles with a man who the Bible vaguely identifies. This “man” appears human at first, but later seems divine. The two of them wrestle all […]

Get the Answer
If I haven’t done anything wrong, then why should I worry?

Jun 21 – Monitoring our phone conversations, tracking our e-mails and internet browsing, flying drones over the US . . . . one wonders if there is anything that the government doesn’t know about us. It makes me uncomfortable – why? If I haven’t done anything wrong, then why should I worry? The problem is […]

Get the Answer
What is the purpose of education?

June 14 – School is drawing to a close for the year – I can hear the collective “hallelujah” in my ears! High school AP exams are finished, and those of you in college have turned in your final paper and taken your last final. You have probably returned home to mom’s cooking and are […]

Get the Answer
Adversity is inevitable. Adversity stinks. Adversity is good.

June 7 – Adversity is inevitable. Adversity stinks. Adversity is good. In some way, shape, or form, these are all parts of Christian doctrine. I can’t think of one person in the Bible that didn’t face adversity. Moses fled Egypt after killing someone, had to face down Pharaoh, and wasn’t allowed to enter the Promised […]

Get the Answer
What brings you joy?

May 31 – What brings you joy? This question came up the other day, and we all had to really think about it. Some of us said our relationship with God, others talked about their kids, some talked about friends and relationships, and others talked about being in nature. The conversation was going along fine […]

Get the Answer
Serving Others and Lasting Happiness

May 24 – Sometimes, someone else says it better. This is from John Ortberg’s “When The Game Is Over It All Goes Back In The Box.” A fellow psychology professor, Martin Seligman, engaged his class in a debate about whether happiness comes more readily from acts of kindness or from having fun. He gave them […]

Get the Answer
Believing In the Bible

May 17 – One of the many reasons I believe in God is because I firmly believe that no human being was smart enough to write the Bible. It is simply too complex, too wise, and too prophetic. The more I study, the more I am amazed at how it fits together – even more […]

Get the Answer
The existence or non-existence of God

May 10 – “1 chance in 1000000000000000000000000000000 (followed by another 2970 zeroes)”. “What?”, my friend asked as we sipped our coffee in the local morning hangout. A little background: my atheist friend, who fancies himself as a scientist, had asked me to meet him one morning so we could talk about the existence or non-existence […]

Get the Answer
What do you do with your time?

May 03 – I woke up this morning, after little sleep, grumbling about all I had to do. Why? Among other things, it wasn’t until 11:00pm last night that my daughter realized that she had to make cookies for her school bake sale. It was 11:30pm that my son realized he needed a flash drive […]

Get the Answer