This morning I finished listening to what is undoubtedly one of the most listened to podcast episodes in the history of podcasting. You can listen to it here. In fact, I would encourage you to listen to it not because I'm convinced that everything said is absolutely true, but because being exposed to ideas that … Continue reading The Joe Rogan Experience
I never much liked Mark Driscoll. I don't say that because it is now fashionable to not like Mark Driscoll. I say that only to admit my biases here at the beginning of this post. I suppose in some ways I should have liked Mark Driscoll. I'm a white evangelical male who was entering leadership … Continue reading Dirty Mark
By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible. Hebrews 11:3, NIV "Does God exist?" This is the second question of importance that a person can think to ask. It is second not because it is a secondary question … Continue reading Hebrews and the Question of God’s Existence
Sometimes I don't know what is real news and what only exists on Twitter, so you'll forgive me if this is old news or not-news-at-all. I promise if you keep reading it will be relevant especially if you are a student or the parent of a student. A couple of weeks ago, a confederation of … Continue reading The End of Higher Education
I teach an introductory philosophy class. Don't tell my other classes, but it is my favorite. Two things that I repeat to my philosophy students are that 1) philosophy is relevant even though it may at times seem abstract or even absurd and 2) if you are going to do philosophy, you might be a … Continue reading What is a Woman?
"I cried myself to sleep last night." My wife sent me that text one morning. This is an alarming text to get from your wife. Immediately, I started wondering what I had done wrong. When she finally explained, she told me that she was missing the "I didn't want anything" calls. For years, my wife's … Continue reading I Didn’t Want Anything
Full disclosure. I've received the COVID vaccine. I enthusiastically encourage others to get the vaccine as well. I believe that it is safe and effective. It is a great way to avoid severe COVID or death. I wrote a defense of the vaccine several months ago, and I still stand by these words today. I … Continue reading Is the COVID Vaccine the Mark of the Beast?
I am a Star Wars fan, but I am not a Star Wars fanatic. There's a substantial difference. The biggest difference is that fans appreciate the movies for what they are. Fanatics obsess over what the movies could be. One point that most Star Wars fans agree on is that The Empire Strikes Back is … Continue reading Harvard and a Civilization Built in the Clouds
Joshua Harris got me dumped in college. Kind of. Harris had written a book in 1997 called "I Kissed Dating Goodbye." This was the apex of weird 1990s evangelical purity culture. Honestly, I don't find a lot that is objectionable about fostering a culture of holiness and purity - it certainly beats the alternative which … Continue reading I Kissed Deconstruction Goodbye