The Atheists’ Faith, Part 3 (of 4)

In my prior post, I explained the unlikeliness (impossibility?) of simple, organic atoms randomly combining to get living DNA, and then the even more unlikelier leap to single-cell organisms. This week, the cells have to become lots of things. Assuming that our young Earth is filled with all different types of self-reproducing cells, and that … Continue reading The Atheists’ Faith, Part 3 (of 4)

The Atheists’ Faith, Part 1 (of 4)

“I believe in facts, science, and reason.” I used to hear that a lot growing up, especially in college, whenever I would talk about religion. As if people who believed in religion couldn't also be logical. Sidebar: My undergrad degree was in philosophy, and analytical logic was one of my concentrations. But still, it seems … Continue reading The Atheists’ Faith, Part 1 (of 4)

My Own Reconciliation with Barabbas

For most of my life, I resented Barabbas. Sidebar: Pretty much every Christian knows the story around Jesus’s crucifixion. In a sham trial, Jesus was “convicted” of blasphemy. According to custom, the local Roman ruler could have let him go. Instead, the ruler feared a(nother) rebellion as the Jewish leaders provoked a crowd to demand … Continue reading My Own Reconciliation with Barabbas

Who Baptized John the Baptist?

Okay, pop quiz: Was John’s baptism of human origin, or divine origin? Take a minute and lock in your answer. A little backstory… Jesus’s mother (Mary) had a cousin named Elizabeth. She and her husband Zechariah were both “righteous in the sight of God, observing all the Lord’s commands and decrees blamelessly.” (Luke 1:6)  Good … Continue reading Who Baptized John the Baptist?

The “Power and Glory” of Being a Christian

Most of us are pretty familiar with the Lord’s Prayer.  (Matthew 6: 9-13)  The prayer concludes, “And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.”  In most of the Protestant churches I’ve attended, at the end of the prayer, they immediately add, “…for Yours is the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever.  … Continue reading The “Power and Glory” of Being a Christian