The Problem of Us It has been asked, “How could there be a god when there’s evil in the world?” “How could there be a god when there’s pain and suffering?” As we have pointed out numerous times, these questions are incoherent. The questions, though in the guise of reason and concern, are empty and…

World Eye I have doubts. I get vibes, I get Kantian vibes from the Christian Worldview machine. I realize that most folks simply mean that Christians need to think Christianly. And that’s all well and good. But thought does not create reality. Obviously how a man thinks influences who he is and the manner in…

I believe in Barth pointed out that the preposition “in” in the Apostle’s Creed does not merely designate the content of our belief or the direction in which we believe (ie. the purpose or object of belief). Rather, the “in” must also include the ground from which we believe. As Christians we have been brought…

Rook Beports You can’t trust the titles I have on that side panel thingy. I read those a while ago. I’m now reading Dogmatics in Outline by Karl Barth, A Primer on Postmodernism by Stanely Grenz, almost done with Theology after Wittgenstein by Fergus Kerr, and I’m teaching and reading L’morte D’arthur by Sir Thomas…

Bread to Light I wake up: It’s dark. I drive in the dark. There are no lights on inside. The bakery smells like dough. And I take my gloves off and toss them on the table by the door. I usually make a round of the kitchen just to see what’s gone on in the…

Got One In The Oven In God’s kindness, it appears that I’m to be a father in the not so distant future. I’ve seen the first picture of my offspring, and I’m already thoroughly impressed. The baby, as of a few weeks ago had an energetic heart beat, and it’s heart was doing its thing…

All Saints & Luther I’ve long wondered whether there was any significance to Martin Luther’s posting of his 95 theses on the eve of All Saints Day (All Hallows Eve). I still have no conclusive evidence, but I ran across at least the possibility of a more fulfilling story this afternoon while reading Handbook of…