Noah's Ark

Noah’s Ark and the Bible’s Narrative Arc

“…the whole earth was filled with violence. And God saw the earth, and behold, it was corrupt, for all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth” (Gen. 6:11b-12). The story of Noah and his ark has always been a difficult story. Knowing the context of the story is helpful though. So, what was going […]

the primal lie

The primal lie repeats repugnant nausea We crawl to the grave again One more riff one more sniff take in sin Let it soak deep with in it pours never snores Gives you life to take it shake it break it down to dirt to the grave from where we came disorder the order no […]

A Pre-Civil War “Conversation” on Slavery

Introduction In writing this I read and analyzed two pre-Civil War articles.[1] The first article we will look at argues in favor of the continuation of slavery. The second article is written in response to the first and argues for immediate abolition. After looking at both articles we will look at the differences between the […]

A Few Thoughts On Genetic Engineering (part three)

The Need for Biblical Ethics Many agree that “If we do adopt a policy of human genetic engineering, we ought to do so with extreme caution.”[1] I believe that a biblical and Christ exalting ethical system is necessary to provide bedrock convictions. Without the Bible we are left to our own devices, to do what […]

Our Idolatry…

We could basically be the stars of any western, we have individualism, self-reliance, and self-sufficiency in our bones. The truth is, I know some pretty capable people. But with that capability can come idolatry. Self-idolatry. We, moderns in the west, don’t form gods out of gold, we are the gods. We have feet, mouths, and hands. […]

#metoo & #howiwillchange

I know my experience isn’t as traumatic as many people’s experiences so I have hesitated to share this. However, I want to show support and point out that our system is broken. So, out of concern and in an attempt to combat the problem in some small way, I add my voice: #metoo Me too. I […]

Darwin, Dawkins, and Moral Duty

…if certain communities do certain things that we personally don’t like—such as keep people locked up in their basement to eat later—they are not actually wrong. We just see things differently based on our genetics and the community in which we find ourselves. 

***Porn*** (pt 4)

[This post contains explicit descriptions and is not suitable for all audiences] Sex in Marriage and Porn Good marriages and good sex are good for individuals and society.[i] I am not against good sex and God is certainly not against good sex either (see e.g. Prov. 5:18-19 and Song of Solomon). It’s just that God […]

Reflections on “the problem of evil”

I have been reflecting on Uncle Tom’s Cabin, it has made me think about “the problem of evil.” In fact, at the end of the book Tom himself, one of the spiritual heroes of the book, is wrestling with the problem himself. In the book, there are all sorts of terrible realities that represent actual events. […]

The Eternality of Hell

When we interpret “forever” in English, as well as in Greek, context is king. For example, when someone gets back from the DMV and says to us, “that took forever,” what do we interpret that phrase to mean? We take a number of things into account in our interpretation. We understand that it takes a […]

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