Monday, January 29, 2018

Reflections on Ten Years in Social Work

It’s been a couple of years since I exited the social work scene. Upon reflection of my 10 years in the field, I am glad I experienced it. However, I am also relieved to be out. Here are some reflections from those 10 years.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Roger Penrose is good at many things, but not defining "Faith."

Roger Penrose is a good physicist, mathematician, and philosopher of science. However, he is not good at defining simple words at times.  In his 2016 book called Fashion, Faith, and Fantasy in the New Physics of the Universe, he defines “Faith” as, “according to my Concise Oxford Dictionary, is belief founded on authority.”[1] With no footnote to follow (at least in the Kindle version), I looked in my version of the Concise Oxford Dictionary for this particular definition. These are all the definitions they offer:

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Stephen Robinson's Out of Context Quote on the Trinity

I respect and value Latter-Day Saint New Testament scholar Stephen Robinsons’ work and contributions to the ongoing dialogue between evangelicals and Mormons. This criticism that I offer does not call into question his other quotations, but it does call into question this particular incident.  

In his work, Are Mormon’s Christians?, Robinson writes about the Trinity:

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Follow-Up On My Podcast Interview

(Sorry about some of the format below. Google and Microsoft Word do not integrate very well when it comes to publishing. I adjusted the code the best I could.)

Recently, I was interviewed on TAG Your It! Apologetics podcast hosted by Dave Van Beeber and Adam C. (Ray Ray). Overall, it went well and I want to state my appreciation to Dave and Adam for inviting me on. It was my first Podcast interview so there were some pluses that I would do again, but there were some minuses that I learned from in order to do better in the future.  Also, I wanted to offer friendly corrections, additions, and rewording on some of the things that were either attributed about me or I said directly myself.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Fideism No Longer a Viable Option. The Numbers Say It All.

A form of fideism

Regretfully, fideism (faith-only) and/or anti-intellectualism are no longer options for the church and the need for relational and rational Christian apologetics (1st Peter 3:15) is real, especially for college students, the more educated, and men. 

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Preaching Is *A* Way To Present The Gospel, But Not *The* Way

Regretfully, many are bored with church. The numbers tell the story.  On one website it is reported:
On the evening of March 4, 1982, ....TV's popular "Family Feud" program posed to the contestant this question: "What is the most boring place you go to?" Her ready answer? "Church." And it turned out to be the number one answer, based on 100 people surveyed! [1]