My thoughts in Christian apologetics, theology, and technology...

 

On Time and Eternity: Going to Grandma’s House

I remember when I was a kid going to visit my grandparents in Carthage, Tennessee. My parents would load us up into the ’75 Pontiac and make the 55-mile drive to my grandparents’ house. This was before the days of cellphones, tablets, and in-car entertainment systems. I was usually left my own devices. Staring out the window at the passing…

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A guide to freezing your credit

With all the recent data breaches in the news, I often get questions from friends, family, and others about what one should do. My best advice: freeze your credit!What I have discovered is that many folks don’t understand exactly what this means, what it doesn’t mean, or how it works. This is my own guide to the subject of credit…

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The Character of God and Creation

Recently, I was listening to a podcast by my fellow CIA alum Ryan Pauly, "What’s the worldview behind the question?" Ryan made an interesting point about when you are dialoguing with someone, you often have to recognize the hidden assumptions people have based on their worldview. This is true when talking with non-Christians, but it is even true when we are talking…

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Firearms for Self Defense Part II

In Part I of this article, I discussed the moral and spiritual implications around use of firearms for self-defense. In Part II, I want to discuss some of the practical considerations one should keep in mind when purchasing a firearm for self-defense. One of the “gun blogs” to which I subscribe published a recent article, “Choosing your first handgun.” If…

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Firearms for Self Defense Part I

This is part one of a two-part post. Part II is here. [dropcap]R[/dropcap]ecently, a friend of mine contacted me and asked me an intriguing question. He said he wanted to get a gun, and asked for my advice. This guy is a fellow Christian, a husband and father, and is also a small business owner. Before I could answer his…

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Objective Good and Human Flourishing

I listen to several different Christian apologetics podcasts on a regular basis. Some of my favorites are those that feature (or discuss) debates between Christian theist and atheists. I think these types of interactions are usually very interesting, informative, and really make one think. Recently, I have started hearing a new theme with respect to the debate on the Moral…

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Unfolding of a Scam

When my mom passed away several years ago, I inherited two cemetery plots at the Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville. I’ve been trying to sell them (with no success) on Craig’s List for the past few years. Recently, I renewed the ad and within a few days, I got contacted by an individual who expressed interest in purchasing the plots.

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Life in the middle of the story

It's been a while since I've posted anything. Spring is a pretty busy time for me. I referee high school and college lacrosse, which starts in early January and in mid May. I'm usually busy 3-5 nights a week during lacrosse season. It's good physical exercise, and I really enjoy it. But I realized I need to also exercise my…

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