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 why talk to atheists on twitter?

oh, ricky

First, a quick life update. I'm currently in California catching some baseball games and also in my free time taking some classes at Talbot School of Theology beginning my long slog through the DMin process. It's been fun and challenging so far. I've learned so much about how truly dumb I am. It's been great! … Continue reading oh, ricky

a more effective apologetic?

Pascal said in Pensees: The heart has its reasons, which reason does not know...It is the heart which experiences God, and not the reason. This, then, is faith: God felt by the heart, not by reason. Time for a confession. I've always felt a tension at the heart of apologetics. Yes, I can make what I think … Continue reading a more effective apologetic?

where are you living?

In my last post I asked the question: Are you currently living closer to Jerusalem or Babylon? You can see that first post here. I created a short survey with the intention of getting people to think about where they might be living. Before reading any further, if you haven't taken the survey, I'd love for … Continue reading where are you living?

jerusalem or babylon

(This post is related to the most recent episode of the Every Thought Captive Podcast where we talked about some of these issues.) I was recently at a conference where David Kinnaman, the president of Barna Research, was leading a session on Millennials and their relationship with biblical higher education. He shared a lot of very … Continue reading jerusalem or babylon

how to become a cannibal in three and a half easy steps

In a bizarre mash up of "The Walking Dead" and "Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives" CNN, always looking for new ways to cement itself as the Most Trusted Name in News decided to film and air one of its on-air experts personalities eating human brains. This is what life looks like at the intersection of the … Continue reading how to become a cannibal in three and a half easy steps

10 ways technology becomes religion, you’ll never believe number 7

To be human is to be religious. There are simply no exceptions. Maybe in a future post I'll choose to defend that statement, but for now I'm just going to let it stand. The religion of choice for much of modern civilization we might vaguely call the religion of progress. It is a system of beliefs and attendant practices (rituals and ethics) organized around the abstract principle of "progress." One of our very favorite ways that we make this principle concrete is through the creation and use of technology.