Bob Dylan recently won the Nobel Prize for literature. This award is given to artists who showcase a profound meaning in their writings. I’m no songwriter, but I like to pick the brain of the songwriters here in Nashville because I find their work intriguing. Often songwriters will tell me that song writing is a … More Bob Dylan and The Bible
Halloween is a curious phenomenon, isn’t it? An annual holiday, sanctioned by local governments all over the country, that celebrates death with a rather creepy display of ghosts, corpses, headstones, and skeletons. What’s going on with this celebration? Where does such a “festival” come from in the human psyche? Many fundamental Christians will declare that … More Halloween is a Religious Holiday?
Why do bad things happen? Whenever we recognize that something is good or bad, we are talking about a moral law. In the previous article, when we asked why did God create bad people, we simultaneously asked the question why are God’s moral laws always violated. Because the bad behavior of people violates morality, we … More Why did God create a world with so much destruction?
A common objection from skeptics of Christianity is why did God create people that went so bad? If evil is real, why create people who are susceptible to evil? Secondly, moving beyond the human creation to the physical creation, why did God create a world where there is so much pain and suffering? In this … More Why did God create bad people?
Probably the most unpopular teaching of the Catholic Church is the teaching on sex. The idea that sex is designed for a man and women only in the context of a child creating marriage has to be one of the most outdated ideas in the eyes of the pop culture. I myself believed this idea … More The Catholic Sex Talk
I realize that few people want to study the methods of the demonic. It might seem too dark of a place to go. However, my experience researching the devil gave me a better understanding of why Jesus warns us about false prophets (see Matthew 7: 15-20). Also, I realized that modern false prophets methods in … More How to spot a false prophet – part 3
In this series, we are going through a detailed investigation of what the Bible calls false prophets. To fully grasp the totality of the investigation, please read part 1 here In the first part of this article, we saw that the devil used a cunning strategy by implanting emotional imagery to deceive Adam & Eve … More How to spot a false prophet -part 2
Life is littered with people pushing competing ideas of what is true. It’s impossible to follow all these different teachings put forth and to know who is right and who is wrong. As Plato famously taught, when there are competing ideas of what is true, the main way to discover the truth is to first … More How to spot a false prophet
There is an ancient philosophy that goes by the name of voluntarism. Voluntarism is the systematic favoring of the will over the intellect; where desire trumps truth. Broken down simply what voluntarism means is that what a person wants to be true becomes what is actually true. Of course, what I want to be true … More I indentify as…
In today’s modern culture we are obsessed with appearances of the body. The fashion, cosmetic, fitness, and health industry are all billion dollar industries in their own right. Now, these industries all address a crucial aspect of what it means to be a person – to care for and protect your physical body. However, to … More Want an intense workout? Try the Mass