I discovered a Netflix show called Stranger Things earlier this summer. Everybody else probably watched it when it dropped last fall. Either that, or you have no plans to watch it at all, so I am probably safe talking about it, but if you haven’t caught it and are planning to watch it, here are … Continue reading The Gospel of Stranger Things
Friedrich Nietzsche is famous for saying a number of things: "Whatever doesn't kill you can only make you stronger," "I cannot believe in a God who wants to be praised all the time," "God is dead! And we have killed him." In life he was as famous an atheist as the world has ever known, … Continue reading Nietzsche the Theologian
Sam Harris, new atheist author of The End of Faith, and more recently, The Moral Landscape wrote a column for Wired Magazine in November that I finally got around to reading this weekend. He, like Christopher Hitchens, and Richard Dawkins have argued for years against the existence of God. What is new about their contribution … Continue reading Being Known By God
"Ah, there's nothing more exciting than science. You get all the fun of sitting still, being quiet, writing down numbers, paying attention. Science has it all." -Principal Skinner, 'Bart's Comet' - I need more science geek friends. I have Bible nerd friends, and church friends, and missional geek friends, and hockey fan friends, but I … Continue reading Random Sciency Christmas Stuff
I was disappointed today to read that Stephen Hawking was quoted as saying that, “The universe not created by God” but I am not disappointed for the reasons that you might think. The foremost reason is that this is a misquote. He is sure to be misquoted like this repeatedly over the next few weeks … Continue reading "There Doesn't Have To Be A God"
You've gotta watch this: If a picture is worth a thousand words then a three minute video is worth a million. These guys at Soulbend Productions were hired by Hi-Tec to raise some awareness about their shoes. Pay for commercial time? No way! How much commercial time can you buy with $5 000? Instead they … Continue reading The Truth About Seeing
God is the hero of every Bible story. Right from the beginning, it is not about us, it is about God and the purposes He is accomplishing. The creation account of Genesis was never written to be a scientific treatise on how God accomplished the creation of the world. It was not a plan to … Continue reading The Point of Genesis 1
Warning: This blog entry contains a Science geek-out. Reader discretion is advised! Last night when we got home from Kids Night Out at church the kids were noticing the stars and that got me started. Mars is out right now in the early evening (look east for a red steady looking 'star') This led us … Continue reading A Word About Coffee And The Stars
Sorry while I geek out here for a bit. NASA released a new picture Tuesday from the new camera installed in the Hubble Space Telescope last fall. It is a picture of a microscopic portion of the sky (1 / 50 of an degree square). This portion of the sky would easily fit behind the head … Continue reading Blown Away
Evangelical Christians believe that the Bible is the inerrant Word of God but it is a tricky thing to define, being 'inerrant'. On the one side you can stand and say that the Bible is without fault. It has no mistakes and is as perfect as God is. If you take this position you will … Continue reading Errors in the Bible?