beauty from pain

This past Saturday night dozens of friends gathered together for a campfire, s'mores, whiffle ball, a lot of laughs, and a few tears. These are some of the most important people in the life of my family. To use the church-y cliche, these are people we have been "living life with" for years. We were... Continue Reading →

why talk to atheists on twitter?

This post is going to be self-referential in a way that I swore to not indulge when I started this blog, but because this issue came up on a recent Every Thought Captive podcast and because I didn't answer the question very well I decided to write something up. Yes, from time to time, I have... Continue Reading →

too much information

The other day my son came walking upstairs where I was working, and I could tell he was agitated. He was sighing and pacing back and forth. Normally (especially this year) I would assume that something bad had happened during the Cubs game, but I knew they didn't play until that night. "What's up, buddy?"... Continue Reading →

the new prophets of doom

I've got a lot of feelings about the sandwich-board preacher guy. Most of them negative. You've seen him I'm sure on your college campus, megaphone in hand yelling not-so-nice things about immorality and the coming judgment at the coeds and frat boys passing by. Or you've seen him standing on street corners 10-pound Bible in... Continue Reading →

chapter 3: aphrodite reports

Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Is there anything in existence that so captivates and intoxicates the imagination and the passions as love and war? War, the taker of life and love, the giver - both in their way requiring sacrifice and the obliteration of self. And in this we see the greatest difference between one generation... Continue Reading →

proud to be an american

My wife and I went on a cruise this January to celebrate our fifteenth wedding anniversary six months late. It was terrific. But this post isn't about that. One of our favorite people that we met on the ship was a middle-aged woman named Victoria. Victoria's favorite thing about the ship was drinking too much... Continue Reading →

the mysteries of naturalism

I'm going to say something that will shock you. Yesterday I tweeted something that was, in hindsight, a little silly. Perhaps Twitter isn't the best format to air my grievances with cable news personalities. And perhaps there are better things to do with my time than broadcasting ad hominem attacks on social media. But that... Continue Reading →

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