Elon Musk and Ethics

I read a biography on Elon Musk awhile back. It was fascinating. He seems like a super smart, super driven, and genuinely concerned individual. Though, I clearly don’t know Musk or his motives. I was troubled, however, recently when I watched a progress update about Neuralink. Neuralink is a company that has Elon Musk as […]

Is Homosexuality Part of God’s Good Design?

Is Homosexuality Part of God’s Good Design?

“Why does a person’s sexual preference matter? If a guy loves another guy why can’t they hook up? Why would God have a problem with that? God created everything, right? So, did He create homosexuality?” I appreciate those questions. They are important because sex and sexual identity are deeply personal as well as powerful.[1] So, […]

The Crash of the American Church?

Research shows that the “evangelical church” lost around 10 percent of her people in the last decade. There are many factors that are involved that have resulted in this decline. Further, most churches that are growing are just taking people from other churches, not converting people. The Great Evangelical Recession explores the factors involved in […]

Slavery and its defeat

At the time of the writing of the New Testament, in the Roman Empire, there were essentially three classes of people: The rich, the slaves (about half the population), and freemen. These “freemen” were free in that they were not owned by anyone, yet they often went hungry because of their “freedom.” Whereas, slaves sometimes […]

Can we have hope in the midst of Trump’s (or Obama’s or Clinton’s) “reign”?

As Christians, the king or President is not our ultimate King, Jesus is. Peter and Paul both lived under Roman rule, which was not the best of situations. Actually, we are told they were both beheaded under Roman rule. There are many other things that we could look at that happened under Roman rule (e.g. slavery, infanticide, public crucifixion, pornography, bisexuality).

Not all "facts" are created equal (and other proverbs for today)

Not all “facts” are created equal (and other proverbs for today)

A few important and relevant things I’ve found to be true through my short tenure on earth: 1. Statistics can be skewed (in all sorts of ways). 2. Money talks, and sometimes money makes people talk about facts that don’t actually exist. 3. “Sound bites” don’t equal sound knowledge. 4. Video doesn’t always equal validation. 5. […]

Christianity is Polarizing

Christianity is polarizing, but why? Teachers in public schools can’t share a Bible verses with their students, let alone lead a Bible study (at least in Fairfax, VA). However, if they started a club on Plato and Aristotle’s teaching it probably wouldn’t be a problem. Actually, they would probably be able to discuss Mein Kampf and it would be […]

Procrastination

Imagine: a picture of a man standing beside a fire extinguisher contemplatively looking at his home on the verge of going up in flames. You are looking at a picture of procrastination.  Part of this was written in the woods and there were still distractions tempting me to procrastinate. Partly because I wrote this on my […]

Kim Kardashian, Kanye, Christ, and Snapchat

Kim and Kanye are the superstars of Snapchat Stories. It seems like one or both of them always have something going on, from Kim’s body parts to Kanye’s billion dollar (?!) debt. I, however, actually don’t read their Stories or typically any of the Stories. It can be bad enough just looking at the Stories […]

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