The Day after The End and The Rest of Your Life I stayed up way too late into Sunday morning messing around with my blogs, such that I completely forgot about the “Apocalypse” that had been getting so much buzz … Continue reading The Day after The End and The Rest of Your Life
I had the pleasure of attending a presentation by Jerry DeWitt last Fall, that was at the end of his book tour promoting, Hope After Faith. I felt a tad guilty that I hadn’t read his book at this point … Continue reading IBF 19: Jerry DeWitt’s Journey from the Known to the Unknown
The following was part of a response I gave to a student blog post from our reading of the book The Art of Possibility: My mom gave little credence to those whose faith only existed on Sundays and only in … Continue reading Mom and Sunday Only Faith
I’ve noted in my eclectic twitter and facebook feeds a slight trend that I first noticed this past week, before Easter, during which someone commented that they are tired of being, or that they shouldn’t be ashamed of their faith … Continue reading In Bad Faith, part 9: He Lives
If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father who is in heaven give good things to them that ask him? (Matthew 7:11 ASV) It shouldn’t be too surprising … Continue reading In Bad Faith, Part 7: Entitlement
So, it seems to come down to this, I’ve had these experiences, experiences that I was shocked to read about in my first year religion course at Loyola Marymount in a book by Rudolf Otto called The Idea of the … Continue reading In Bad Faith, Part 6: Is Your God a Tribal Strawman?
Dawkins wrote in The God Delusionthat all experiences of “Faith” are delusions, that there is no god out there “talking” to you. He wrote that anyone with an ounce of intelligence recognizes that there is no “man behind the curtain,” … Continue reading In Bad Faith, Part 5: What’s Missing?
A few months ago I saw this comment on my Twitter feed: “RT @vavroom: Sometimes, small minded Christianity really saddens me. (via @kubke @snowded @annemcx @euan )” – Christine Morris (@CMoz). And attached was a link to a story from … Continue reading In Bad Faith, Part 4: The Evil Media
I was amazed to hear the interview of Franky Schaeffer on NPR because his story was so revealing about the dangers of when sincere faith is influenced by political power and marketing. I was introduced to his writings in the … Continue reading In Bad Faith, Part 3: Franky Schaeffer, Son of “Slippery Slide” Comes Clean
As a college freshman at Loyola Marymount University I recognized that there had to be at least some psychological aspect to things like Speaking in Tongues (Glossolalia) and didn’t feel that that diminished the “God” part of the behavior at … Continue reading In Bad Faith, Part 2: Born this Way? or This is Your Brain on God
Over several months I’ve begun this entry at least half a dozen times, but failed to get past a few lines and embedded videos. That’s usually a pretty bad sign. In this case, however, it was more about the importance … Continue reading In Bad Faith, Part 1: It’s the Accent, Isn’t It?
Is there a fundamental conflict for someone to be an intellectual and a believer in conservative religion? The recent Bill Maher film, Religulous, would have one believe that most people surrender their minds when they surrender their hearts to religion. … Continue reading Intellectualism and conservative religion