Abraham, Isaac and the Search for Truth

October 8, 2013

The story of the binding of Isaac in Genesis 22 offers fertile ground for theological reflection. It is a tale that is simultaneously reassuring and disconcerting, straightforward and complex, pragmatic and melodramatic. These divergent challenges are a crucial part of its enduring relevance to Christians, Jews and Muslims. It’s a story that defies reductive interpretation […]

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Are you planting trees or just cutting them down?

May 11, 2013

Are you planting trees or just cutting them down? Are you making coffee or just drinking it? Are you the main character or part of the supporting cast? Are you reading sentences but missing the story? Are you talking about Jesus instead of showing who Jesus is? Are you teaching the “truth” instead of living […]

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How should we deal with our differences?

May 4, 2013

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about differing opinions on important matters — primarily in terms of religious and theological issues, though there are similar discussions to be had when it comes to matters of politics or philosophy or virtually any area of inquiry. By differing opinions, I simply mean that reasonably intelligent people, when […]

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I See An Elephant

April 22, 2013

Here’s a picture of the world:

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Ode On An Objectively Beautiful Grecian Urn

October 17, 2012

One of the standard arguments for the existence of God is the Moral Argument. It can be formulated like this: If God does not exist, objective moral values do not exist. Objective moral values do exist. Therefore, God exists. There’s a similar argument for God that can be made in terms of objective beauty, or […]

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