Month: February 2019

Darwin on Trial

In one way, I sort of regret even writing these short posts on Why I am Not an Atheist, because they are short. And I have no wish to caricature these thinkers by misrepresenting them. But I am sharing their own words and reflecting on their meaning. When it comes to Darwin, I need to open […]

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Why I Am Not An Atheist

A Slightly More Philosophical Musing I have a reflection mostly written, but not yet ready, on Why I am a Christian. I’ll finish it one of these days. For several days this week, I am going to provide posts that are more philosophical in nature. I hope they will be helpful. I want to address […]

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Think About It

You are only young once. You can be immature forever. Growing older does not mean you are growing up. Aging is mandatory. Improving takes work. Some people have 30 years of experience. Others have 1 year of experience 30 times. Life is hard. Being dumb makes it harder. That’s Will Rogers for you. So, in […]

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All You Need is Love

Well, maybe it’s not all you need, but it’s certainly the first thing you need. Robert Putnam is a sociologist (I love these people) who understands the power of love and the dangers of isolation, loneliness, and lacking the love of a community. In his research, Putnam found that, “if you belong to no groups […]

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So What’s Behind This?

In 23 years time (1988–2011), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention measured a 400% increase in antidepressant use. In the last four decades of the 20th century, in America . . . Our divorce rate doubled Teen suicide tripled Violent crime quadrupled The prison population quintupled Out-of-wedlock births sextupledCohabitation septupled One of my […]

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Finished With Low Living

I came across this declaration recently. It is by Sister Ann Shields, a well-known Roman Catholic speaker, evangelist, and leader. I really liked it. I think you will, too. I am finished with low living, sight walking, small planning, smooth knees, colorless dreams, tamed visions, mundane talking, frivolous living, selfish giving, and dwarfed goals . […]

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