Monthly Archives: November 2012

Caring for Those in Need

A lot of people, when they think of what it means to be righteous, start listing the things that they do not do. They will focus primarily on the things that they themselves don’t do, the things that they are … Continue reading

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Extra-solar Planet in the Habitable Zone

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Lies People Believe

1. The Lie: Some people are “anointed” and should be unquestioningly followed. The Reality: Following any human being is wrong. Following any human being makes him (or her) the antichrist for you. Don’t allow any human being to take the … Continue reading

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Why Church?

“Why do I have to go to church?” My children on occasion have asked this question. But they are not alone. Given how frequently many Christians skip it, many obviously don’t really understand what it is all about. Of those … Continue reading

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Survey Says

About five years ago, in 2007, I was called by one of the major, national polling organizations (Pew Research) and asked if I would care to answer questions for their survey. It was an interesting experience in hindsight, though boring … Continue reading

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Happy Endings

I once wrote the following: “Everyone’s life story is a tragedy, because in the end, the hero dies.” As I’ve thought about that over the years, I’ve decided that sentence really isn’t true. Why? Because we don’t stay dead. And … Continue reading

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Understanding Genesis

When people read Genesis, they have a tendency to read it completely divorced from its historical and cultural setting. Is it any wonder then, that so many misunderstand it so frequently? Consider a modern example. How funny is Jay Leno’s … Continue reading

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Time Loops and the Omnipresence of God

If you take a course in theology, sooner or later you come to the listing of the divine attributes. God is love, God is just, God is omnipotent, God is omniscient and God is omnipresent, among others. I want to … Continue reading

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Dysthymia and God

Doubting the existence of God is akin to doubting the existence of one’s wife or children. I suffer from chronic mild depression; the technical term for it is dysthymia. As a result, I’m now taking bupropion, the generic form of … Continue reading

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Human Rated Dragon

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