Unicorns and Dinosaurs and Bears! Oh My!

You may not know this, but Ken Ham’s Ark Encounter opened last week. You probably didn’t know because there wasn’t much fanfare outside of evangelical/fundamentalist circles. Well, that is unless you count the people pissed off about the fact that a privately owned, overtly religious theme park got an $18 million dollar tax break even though […]

Gungor And Genesis

As there is a glut of articles flying around the blogosphere about Robin Williams (some good, some bad and some ugly), I’m going to refrain from including my voice in that cacophony. By this point, anything I could say has already been said and, if I said it anyway, would be a transparent attempt to […]

One of Those Days

For the life of me, I cannot find a topic that I care enough to write about this morning. Like a lot of bloggers, I keep a trove of topics, quotes, ideas, etc. specifically for times like this, but most of them don’t hold much allure right now. And, with all that’s going on in the […]

Another Brick in the Wall?

With the upcoming debate between everyone’s favorite Science Guy, Bill Nye and Young Earth guru, Ken Ham, I thought I’d do a post about the whole creationism vs evolution brouhaha. Originally, I wanted to say “I thought I’d do a post focusing on the whack-jobiness of the creationist side of the debate”, but that belies […]

True Stories

I learned a long time ago that a story can be truthful without being true. I can’t remember where I came up with that, but I’m sure I read it somewhere. I’m just not deep enough to think of something like that without help. But, since I can’t remember where or when I might have […]

Shalom

Every so often, I’ll hear a word that strikes a chord with me and shalom is one of those words. Most folks think of it as how Jewish folks say good-bye, but it’s more than that . Google it and you’ll that shalom  means peace. But, it’s more than that, because shalom is a Hebrew word and Hebrew words […]

Was Jesus Real?

There’s a new book out, titled Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth. Amazon describes it as “a fascinating, provocative, and meticulously researched biography that challenges long-held assumptions about the man we know as Jesus of Nazareth.” As I read that description, I was reminded of an article on CNN about atheists. As usual, they got […]

God is not a Jerk

The idea that bad stuff happens because God is punishing us for our sin isn’t new; people have saying this kind of thing about as long as they’ve been able to form conscious thought. A quick read shows the Old Testament is filled with verses proclaiming tragedies to be God’s judgment on humankind. I can […]

Is God Going to Burn it All Up?

At the latest Catalyst conference, Mark Driscoll said “I know who made the environment and he’s coming back and going to burn it all up. So yes, I drive an SUV.” This is the perfect lead in to talk about environmental stewardship. Regardless of what Brother Mark and his compatriots might say, we are given the […]