Posts from the ‘Apologetics’ Category

SBNR

So today I heard more about the growing number of people who reply to surveys about religious affiliation as “none”. The CBC radio show Tapestry investigated this on the show this afternoon.

In the US about 30% of younger people use this description, while in Canada that number is more like 25%. However, for the whole population the number is about the same for both countries at 20%.

And there is a new name for some in this category, SBNR’s. Read more…

Yummy

How wonderful!

Today we went to London to visit our good friends of more than a quarter of a century. Saturday their new bakery (Artisan Bakery) will open.

What a feast lays before anyone who enters: Read more…

Love With All

It may be my “duty” to do things that please my wife, but duty does not drive me. Love motivates me to be and do all I can to make her happy. I delight when I do something that she particularly likes. She blesses me with her reaction.

If you serve God as fire insurance to avoid hell, or because God is like a little pet that just brings you (notice the you here) pleasure or warm fuzzies or because you want to put up a show for those in your congregation, well, you’ve missed it. Read more…

Explain or Experience

Science takes the big picture and reduces it into a single factor to test it out. Since none of us live one factor at a time scientific research can sometimes sound ridiculous. Read more…

Today Is the Earth’s Birthday

 

 

According to Archbishop James Ussher the world was created on this day in 4004 BC. He was the first person to attempt a chronology of the Bible (publishing 1850-54). Many over the years have mocked the Archbishop. I don’t. Read more…

Know God

I’m not a philosopher, but I had to take two philosophy courses in university. In one course we studied the argument about proving the existence of God. One of the arguments against the reality of God is that God is invisible.

In reality it’s not that God cannot be known through human senses. Rather, people want to keep God at arm’s length as an intellectual premise. That keeps us in control. Read more…

Who Is Your Father?

On June 24, 2012 I heard Ravi Zacharias refer to a march in Washington DC by atheists. Richard Dawkins, a scientist now better known for his hatred for religious people than for his work in physics, preached for the crowd to mock religious people intensely and at every opportunity.

Ravi challenged them to go do that in Saudi Arabia against Islam! Read more…