What do you make of someone who says, “I used to be a Christian. But I’m not anymore.” De-conversions have become trendy in recent years with celebrities making headlines when they publicly “abandon the faith,” being celebrated by some while being vilified by others. Christian celebrities like Joshua Harris, Kevin Max, Bart Campolo, and Jon … Continue reading Christian ‘De-conversions’
For brevity, I did not include the following in How I Survived the Worst Day of my Life. But, I believe it bears sharing because it provides greater theological context to how I - and my family - survived. As I was listening to the voice of Jesus that day assuring me of his presence … Continue reading How I Survived the Worst Day of my Life – one last thing…
In 2014, a year after my son took his life, a regional magazine asked me if I would consider writing about that experience. The online link to that article is no longer available, so I've included the text below. Of note, a gentleman in a local retail store stopped me and asked, "Are you Nick … Continue reading How I Survived the Worst Day of My Life
**Before I even get started, obviously, I could never begin to explain the 'imagination of God." My sole purpose in this blog is to simply point out that our imagination is a God-given gift. More than that, it's a significant component of being "made in the image of God." i.e. Imago Dei. Now, let's dive … Continue reading The Imagination of God
What follows is a slightly revised edition of a blog I posted in September of 2013, four months after my 19 year old son, Jordan, took his life. nw As of this week, there were still a few things at my office that had been "undisturbed" since my son took his life on May … Continue reading The Depression Epidemic
Consider the following statements. How would you respond? I am an atheist. I am not an atheist because it's cool. I am not an atheist because of religious extremism or oppression in some depraved corners of the world. I'm not an atheist because I believe science can disprove God. I'm an atheist because of one … Continue reading What would you say? Part 2 of 2
I recently had a ‘back & forth’ with a skeptic on social media. The man was kind and our debate was civil, but we clearly differed on various aspects of the Christian faith. (The goal of Christian Apologetics is not to win an argument, but to win a friend.) But, the conversation prompted me to … Continue reading What would you say? Part 1 of 2
You've, no doubt, heard (whether you've wanted to, or not) of the leaders of contemporary atheistic thought. They spend their time assaulting any and all claims of the Christian faith - and have sold millions of books doing so. They're loud and, as such, receive the lion's share of media attention. But, what do the … Continue reading What do the ‘Other Guys’ have to say?
Emeritus professor of the Philosophy of the Christian Religion, Richard Swinburne, brings to us the following thought, arguing for the fact that human consciousness is separate from mere brain activity: When scientific advances enable neuroscientists to transplant a part of a brain into a new body (think: Frankenstein), does the person's personality/self from whom the … Continue reading Are we Bodies or Souls?
“I believe in Christianity as I believe that the Sun has risen, not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.” C.S. Lewis; from an essay written for the Oxford Socratic Club I hold to a biblical worldview because of faith - but it's not blind faith. My faith … Continue reading Why Atheism Failed Me – Pt 2 of 3