I have been virtually absent from my blog since I began seminary. I have toyed around with the idea of posting some of my papers I have written on here, but have always been certain that no one would probably want to read them. However, below is a paper I wrote for my Ethics class … Continue reading The Violence of the Bible
Christianity vs. New Age Spirituality
Part 3 of my series on the New Age Movement In my previous post I highlighted some of the fundamental beliefs of the New Age Movement (NAM). In this post I will briefly catalog some of the differences between Christianity and the NAM. I originally intended to launch into a critique of the NAM following … Continue reading Christianity vs. New Age Spirituality
What is New-Age Spirituality?
Part 2 of my series on the New Age Movement In this blog, I will be giving a brief survey of the New Age Movement, or metaphysical religion. I will by no means intend to be comprehensive or exhaustive. I will try to lay out a few fundamental tenants of the movement just to give … Continue reading What is New-Age Spirituality?
A Pillar of Truth
If you were born in a slum in India would you have the same worldview you have today? Would your definition of "right", "wrong", "truth", and "beauty" be different? Would your religious beliefs be different? Most likely. But does this mean that all our beliefs about the most important things in life are merely a … Continue reading A Pillar of Truth
The “New Age” of American Religion
“Can you be spiritual and not religious?” “Yes. Yes you can.” “So it’s possible to be both and? You don’t have to separate them?” “No, no you do not. Look, there are plenty of people who experience God on the back of a horse every Sunday who just won’t ever come to church. And that’s … Continue reading The “New Age” of American Religion
Imagine with me that the outcome of WWII was reversed. Nazi Germany wins and extends its dark empire across the globe. But also imagine that in time the dictatorship slowly evolves into a half-way form of democracy, allowing the people to vote to install cabinet members and defense secretaries and so on. Friedrich, a promising … Continue reading Slippery Words
When Unity Hurts the Church
One night, a matter of a few hours, was all that separated Christ from the brutality of the Cross. The pain of His closest friends abandoning Him, the horror of the Father's wrath towards sin. What did Jesus do to prepare Himself, to steel His courage for Good Friday? How did He emotionally and psychologically calm Himself … Continue reading When Unity Hurts the Church
Does the Bible Actually Condemn Abortion?
The internet is a strange place. A friend of mine forwarded a blog post from a website that I have never been to before, asking if I would consider writing a response to it. The blog had the (all too common nowadays) provocative title "Hey Conservatives, The Bible Says When A Fetus is Alive - … Continue reading Does the Bible Actually Condemn Abortion?
Breaking Saruman’s Spell with Laughter
Should Christian's ever make fun of someone else's beliefs? How should we use satire? Should we?
“Nietzsche is Dead.” – God
Friedrich Nietzsche, God’s alleged murderer/coroner, seemed to lack any fear of the chaos that God’s death would bring, but rather passionately plunged himself into the oncoming torrent of darkness.