There is a problem in our Western culture that doesn't appear to be getting better. The practice of open and honest dialogue is slowly disappearing. Too often we selfishly preserve our beliefs by shutting down the dialogue that we wish to avoid. We react before thinking. We assume first and ask questions later. We assert … Continue reading Bridging the Gap
In honor of the one year anniversary of “The Truth of the Matter”, here is the article that started it all!
There is a problem in our Western culture that doesn’t appear to be getting better. The practice of open and honest dialogue is slowly disappearing. Too often we selfishly preserve our beliefs by shutting down the dialogue that we wish to avoid. We react before thinking. We assume first and ask questions later. We assert our view before considering another. We make others hear us before we will listen. I’m sure that at some point we all have been guilty of this. But when we do this, we choose to keep the door to our echo chamber closed.
This conversational deficit not only creates more walls that divide our already divided society, but it also diminishes opportunities for honest dialogue to occur. That would include discussing some of the most important questions to consider in this life: Why am I here? Who am I? What is the meaning…
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The other day, Neil deGrasse Tyson posted this to his Twitter: "In five-billion years, as the Sun begins to die, its outer layers of glowing plasma will expand stupendously, engulfing the orbits of Mercury, then Venus, as the charred ember that was once the oasis of life called Earth vaporizes into the vacuum of space. … Continue reading The “End” of Atheism
In this world, freedom can seem like a man-made illusion, and even when we seek it earnestly, we find that it cannot be obtained in its fullness. In Christ, the soul finds its true freedom. It meets its Creator, the very source of Goodness by which its being is to be oriented. The brokenness of … Continue reading Freedom in the Truth
Deceit. Manipulation. Abuse. Betrayal. Selfishness. Greed. Anger. Theft. Addiction. Gossip. Control. Prejudice. Victimization. Carelessness. Brutality... Odds are that everyone who is reading this has been on the receiving end of one or more of these. The odds are also likely that everyone who is reading this has been on the distributing end of some of … Continue reading Finding Forgiveness (Pt. 1)
Aren't we all considered God's children? I have heard this from prominent celebrities, politicians, tv personalities, religious people (including church-goers), etc. In saying we are all God's children, the intentions of the phrase appear quite clear. We all have a common bond as humans because we were all created by God, since God "is love" … Continue reading Are We All God’s Children?
There is a lot of hysteria surrounding this self-proclaimed "Christian numerologist", David Meade, who claims that the world will end, or at least begin the process of ending, on Sept. 23, 2017. There have been many throughout history who have attempted to predict or calculate the time of the "end" of the world as we … Continue reading Is Tomorrow Really “The End”!?
We all seek answers about our reality that are clearly not evident from scientific study and observation of our world. We all desire knowledge of who we really are, how we came to exist here, what we are supposed to do while we are here, where we are going, and why it all matters?
If you have faith in an invisible and metaphysical God, then you simply are, and cannot avoid being, delusional... In fact, you have ignored the advances of modern science, lazily inserted God in place of the unknown that science has yet to discover, and you are spreading this poisonous and regressive delusion by telling others to … Continue reading Bridging the Gap (Pt. 4): The Faith Delusion
There is an ideal that we all desire to experience in our lives. This ideal is not something that we can measure by mere words. We cannot subdue it in order to manipulate it however we wish. It cannot be manufactured. It is sought after, and seldom found. It is one of the few things … Continue reading Bridging the Gap (Pt. 3): Love Re-Defined
In pursuit of a commonality by which we can carry out honest dialogue about God, and at the risk of sounding grim, I believe this will be a suitable starting point. I would be surprised if there was a single person on this planet, whether rich or poor, young or old, black or white, who … Continue reading Bridging the Gap (Pt. 2): A Broken World