Writing in the mid-1600s the French scientist and philosopher Blaise Pascal wrote that, “There is no denying it; one must admit that there is something astonishing about Christianity. ‘It is because you were born in it,’ they will say. Far from it; I stiffen myself against it for that very reason, for fear of being … Continue reading God is Murdered
To my faithful readers, I just wanted to let you know that my blog posts will be slowing down over the next three months and then revving back up closer to summer. I am finishing editing on my first novel and also working on a non-fiction and will then be pursuing publishing on both of … Continue reading Brief Blog Update
When it comes to the many different interpretations of the first chapter of the Bible, well, “I’ve been everywhere man.” Born as a Young Earth Creationist, drifted towards an allegorical mildly evolutionary accommodating poetic understanding, then clung to a Hugh Ross style literalistic Day/Age view, but I never felt satisfied, neither theologically, nor scientifically. Along … Continue reading An Analogical Interpretation of Genesis 1
This year I worked through quite a bit of non-fiction. Although it is extremely difficult to narrow it down, here are my top five picks ranked in descending order: #5: Interpreting Eden: A Guide to Faithfully Reading and Understanding Genesis 1-3 by Vern S. Poythress When it comes to the interpreting the first three chapters … Continue reading My Top 5 Non-Fiction Books of the Year
A couple of months ago, I put the commonly used defeater phrase, “That’s just your interpretation” on trial and found the integrity behind its typical usage woefully lacking. Essentially, those who resort to using it, although I hope they are unaware of such a reality, are acting against the love of both neighbor and God. … Continue reading Seven Questions That Trump “That’s Just Your Interpretation”
One of the main reasons that I started this blog was to help me slow down and process the wide variety of books I was reading. I find that writing is an essential part of the learning process and have found many times where my views have changed as I write about a topic that … Continue reading Why You Should Read “Moby Dick”
Maybe you’ve heard something like this before: “Mark is the earliest of the gospels, therefore this manuscript contains the best evidence for what the early Christians were concerned about, and surprisingly he had little to no concern about the resurrection of Jesus Christ, as is clearly seen in the short and abrupt ending of his … Continue reading Does Mark Care About the Resurrection?