You Don’t Understand the Old Testament

Unbelievers rip its verses out of textual and historical context. Christians use expired laws as bludgeons and others’ promises as life-verses. Just admit it: You don’t understand the Old Testament. And that’s okay. The OT writings are thousands of years old. They consist of various literary genres like history, poetry, and prophecy. And what about … Continue reading You Don’t Understand the Old Testament

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Evidence for God

A few weeks ago I wrote an article discussing why there isn’t more evidence for God’s existence. Why we don’t see Him floating around everywhere we go. But many an atheist will say there is no evidence whatsoever, therefore one should not believe in Him. But before we fall for this claim, we need to … Continue reading Evidence for God

A World(view) of Pain

In my last article, I examined the problem of evil, asking if it would be possible for God to create a world without evil while allowing us to have free will. (Spoiler alert: No.) This week I want to look at pain and suffering through the lens of worldview. It’s easy to kick back and ask … Continue reading A World(view) of Pain

Preventing the Problem of Evil

The #1 argument against God’s existence is probably the problem of evil. If an all-powerful, all-knowing, and all-loving God exists, why is there so much evil and suffering? It’s been asked (and responded to) for centuries and we’re still asking it. However, I want to narrow it down and look at it from a specific … Continue reading Preventing the Problem of Evil

Why God Hides

Where is God? If He exists, why is He so hard to find? This is known as the hiddenness of God. Believers and nonbelievers alike seek signs from God, either for guidance in their lives or for evidence of His existence. Why does He hide Himself from us?

Don’t Judge Me

When you study to be an educator, you have to spend a certain number of hours as a student teacher, under the guidance of a veteran teacher. I remember my cooperating teacher telling me one of my strengths was that I took criticism well and was very open to it. I was shocked to hear … Continue reading Don’t Judge Me

Free From God

I recall an online conversation I had with a skeptic about spiritual things. To gain some clarification, I asked if he was an atheist or agnostic. His response? “I’m free!” Now, although this in no way answers the question, it does illustrate what people think about religion. It’s some form of mental slavery that you … Continue reading Free From God

God’s Will

As a recovering pastor’s kid, I’ve seen and heard all the Christian church has to offer, both good and bad. I’ve been cynical and I’ve been jaded. But I’ve outgrown all of that. Now I just want to help make the church a better place (and the world too, while I’m at it). So I’ll … Continue reading God’s Will

Why Are You a Christian?

Why are you a Christian? As a full-time church youth pastor and a part-time adjunct professor at a Christian college, I like to ask this question to all of my students. In fact, I ask this question quite often to many active churchgoers these days. The answer I typically receive in response to my simple … Continue reading Why Are You a Christian?

“Jesus Was Married with Children!” (Really?)

I find it remarkable how so many atheists are jumping all over this, “Jesus was married with children,” bandwagon. This jump seems to be a blatant inconsistency, however, as many skeptics and even “Jesus mythers” are now affirming this so-called “lost gospel” reporting that Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene.