The irrationalism of biblical creationism (Reason versus the ridiculous)

I just finished watching, Bill Nye debates Ken Ham Youtube video. Yes, I was late to the party but for good reason. For those who have taken the time to watch the video, I commend you. For those who have not, I encourage you to do so. Why? Because it is a painful wake upContinue reading “The irrationalism of biblical creationism (Reason versus the ridiculous)”

My conversations with Jesus (Part 2: Who you really are)

Me: Hello again, Jesus Jesus: Hello, I thought about what we spoke about last time. I have some questions. Me: I though you might. I would too if I were you. I have some questions for you as well. Jesus: You first Me: At what point in your ministry did you decide you wanted toContinue reading “My conversations with Jesus (Part 2: Who you really are)”

My conversations with Jesus (Part 1: How it all started)

Note to Reader: This fictitious conversation is written respectfully but honestly. It is how I would imagine an actual conversation with the biblical Jesus would go. It is based on an entire lifetime of contemplative thinking, rigorous biblical research and personal experience as a former evangelical. I offer it as a sensitive and thoughtful meansContinue reading “My conversations with Jesus (Part 1: How it all started)”

Building a case against Christ: Let reason be The Judge: The Christmyth story (pt.4, the short version)

Note to reader: A much longer and textually more detailed article will follow shortly for those seeking to “dig deeper” into the relevant biblical texts. Some may think it’s too early for Christmas, but according to Luke, the birth of Jesus took place in the late spring or early summer when “… shepherds living outContinue reading “Building a case against Christ: Let reason be The Judge: The Christmyth story (pt.4, the short version)”

King David Unvarnished: Portrait of a Serial Killer (pt.1)

Those of us who have gone to Sunday school are probably aware of the depiction of the cherubic young shepherd boy from Bethlehem, David. He is portrayed as the model of goodness and righteousness. He gained fame by slaying the evil Philistine champion Goliath. The type of young man any mother would want her daughterContinue reading “King David Unvarnished: Portrait of a Serial Killer (pt.1)”