Noah & the News

Here we are. It is upon us…another earthquake, famine, pestilence, war, and possible upheaval of an entire economic system. Another group has declared war on a group it does not appreciate for existing. And the news has begun to raise the anxiety level of a country of fatalists. What is it we normally would conclude?…

Artificial Heart

I am only human. This is my problem. This is our problem. Or is it?   When I say the word “human,” what does this invoke in you? Does it make you excited and filled with wonder? Or does it make you contemplate on how fallen you are? Over the years the word “human” has…

How to (Not) Share the Gospel (2/2)

The Message What is the Gospel? If you venture out to your local christian bookstore you will discover volumes of books who’s titles proclaim to expound the “true” gospel. Endless titles abound from authors who seek to once again repackage the “law-court” scenario for another 200-pages, including some stories of how westerners are finding freedom…

Will Everyone go to Heaven?

I know the title of this post is very provocative. When you ask the question like, “Will everyone go to heaven?” it reveals all kinds of assumptions: “Is Jon a universalist? Does he not believe in hell?” I can remember when Rob bell’s book, Love Wins, was first released. The evangelical world was in an…

Abraham & the death of the gods

This is a short dialectic on the sons laying on the table. I am deeply indebted to Kierkegaard’s book, Fear and Trembling, for this post. Philosophy is not particularly popular, especially amongst my tribe, christianity. Whenever I mention to someone that this is my major, they have one of two responses: 1.) laughter, because the only…