Your 3 Options

There are only three basic and ultimate options to choose from in this life. 1. Nihilism  Or, the meaningless life. Believe, contrary to your best inclinations, that there is no ultimate meaning in this life. You have heard and even been tempted to believe in God. But you want nothing to do with this idea. […]

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Do we need religion to be good?

No. But, well, Yes. (look at the little comic below, and then proceed reading) Whenever someone asks me this question, I always have to ask: what do you mean by “need” and what do you mean by ‘good’ or ‘religion’? The little comic above is so misleading I don’t know where to start. The rhetoric […]

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Frozen: the Self, Integrity, and Inconsistencies

Everyone’s been raving about the (fairly) recent animated movie, Frozen. I quite enjoyed it myself when I saw it in theaters with the family. It’s got a whole host of positive things about it – making fun of the earlier disney princesses who fell in love instantly with that dashing prince; embracing the truth that […]

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a Letter to a Naturalistic Secularist

Dear X, It has come to my attention that you are about to start a new school in your city. Ah yes, you’ve shown me the great need for a rigorous liberal arts institution in your area. Education, indeed, is the path to a better future. You were right in insisting this to be the […]

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Tipping our hats

  Christian living is neither complacent nor stagnant. God calls us into a covenant relationship with Himself. We were saved by the blood of Jesus Christ for a specific purpose – living in covenant faithfulness before God, adopted into His Kingdom, and now having Him as our all-seeing Father. Last summer I spent much of […]

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