Religious Freedom in a Secular Society

A couple of weeks ago, there was a story in the news about a Texas high school track team that was disqualified from the state meet because one of their athletes pointed toward heaven after doing particularly well in his qualifying run. Apparently, it broke their rule against "excessive celebration." Despite being an atheist, I… Continue reading Religious Freedom in a Secular Society

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What It Would Take

"What would it take for you to believe in God again?" This is what Ryan asked me recently. It's a really good question, and it's one I've thought about a lot. I've also read the thoughts of some other atheists on this subject; one that I think makes a particularly good argument is found here.… Continue reading What It Would Take

Great Article on Sex Education

The New York Times posted a really interesting article on 11/16 about the way sexuality is taught in schools (Teaching Good Sex, by Laurie Abraham). Primarily, the article dealt with the way the subject is handled by a private school in Philadelphia. This particular program doesn't shy away from the tough questions that can accompany… Continue reading Great Article on Sex Education

Why Gay Marriage Is Not a Civil Rights Issue

EDIT: I just wanted to say that I no longer agree with this article -- I've changed my mind about a number of things since then. However, I've so far decided to leave up my old posts as a record of the evolution in my thought processes over the years. _______________________________________________________________________ I've posted on the… Continue reading Why Gay Marriage Is Not a Civil Rights Issue

Persecution

Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. - 1 Tim 3:12 Recently, we were discussing this passage in a bible class, and it caused me to think more deeply about it than I really have before. I'm blessed to live in America, where people have been free to… Continue reading Persecution

A Man After God’s Own Heart

In Acts 13:22 we see that David is referred to as a man after God's own heart. What a statement! For God to say that about a man is truly amazing. Before David came on the scene, Saul served as the first king over Israel. But because of two instances in particular, God rejected Saul… Continue reading A Man After God’s Own Heart

Accidental Christians

That's a phrase I've been thinking about a lot lately. I've really started to realize that on the most basic level, serving God is all about attitude. I mean, I've known that that's important; Christ said that not only is murder wrong, but hatred is too. Not only is it wrong to commit adultery, but… Continue reading Accidental Christians