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As an addendum to my last post on science and faith, I’m including a couple of clips and the full talk with Timothy Keller and Jonathan Haidt at NYU on the Veritas Forum. I picked this lecture because it illustrates how … Continue reading
I don’t usually talk about current events or things political, and I certainly don’t want to bring up what Kathy Griffin did just to pile on the condemnation already directed her way. I’m sure she realizes that this was a … Continue reading
Jesus Christ is not just savior of the human soul; He’s the savior of the world. He’s not just a personal savior; He’s the savior of the kosmos. But what does the New Testament mean by “world?” And that’s the only … Continue reading
Pondering the seemingly endless stream of horrific events like the recent Orlando shooting can certainly drive us into despair over what our culture has become. Are we, as a society, doomed to sink into some fear-driven apocalyptic morass of helpless victims, haters, and sociopaths?
As of this writing, Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump are both serious contenders for their respective political parties. Whether their popularity continues or not, what’s interesting to me is that you could not get a starker contrast in candidates.
One thing I ‘ve found fascinating from studying human nature, teaching, writing and having conversations with people, is our innate ability to disregard anything that is different than what we already agree with. This amazing mental disconnect is especially prevalent with true believers, whether Christian or otherwise.