Another Crack at Head Coverings

My fiancée and I have gone over 1st Corinthians 11 several times, each time being unsure how to make sense of it. It really is a difficult passage because there are a few statements that could be seen as contradictions. For instance, verse 5 says that if a woman does not cover her head in […]

Mythical Faith – Let’s Talk About That

If you were brought up in the Christian faith, and especially if you have a bit of an argumentative personality, you can probably think of a time in your life where you patriotically defended your faith against the flaming arrows of atheism or something like that. I, for one, certainly went through a kind of […]

The Approach to Sacrifice in God, Man, and Woman

A little truth, a little provocation, and a little thought experiment. It isn’t an entirely new question, I’m sure, but I remember being asked by an intelligent atheist why God would create people that could transgress His commands. The standard answer is that love is impossible without free will, but as was pointed out to […]

The False Moral Apex of the Present

It is tempting to believe that we are as moral as we have ever been. We congratulate ourselves because we have long stopped burning witches, because we fought against the Nazis, or because we dumped a bucket of ice water on our heads. We are democratic, technological, wealthy and free. Other countries, with their lingering […]