On Moralizing God

Chistopher Hitchens has an infamous response to the Christian apologetic of morals derived from God. He claims firstly thatĀ vicarious atonement is evil and that circumcision is bodily mutilation. Therefor God is not moral, basically. He goes on in his book to record the many ways that following God leads to evil. In other words God…

Christopher Hitchens and Metallica

Kimberly and I have discussed the merits of the classic Metallica ballad Unforgiven. She expressed her dislike of the song and subject material as far as being dubbed unforgiven, which is understandable. I explained that the idea of the song was not simply declaring there is no such thing as forgiveness but that it followed…

The best defense is Offense (soap box #2)

This is probably only my second soapbox right? On doing offense well. There are many offensive things in society. How do we as Christians deal with offense? How do we bring offense? It has been a trend for us that we love to picket and protest things. In fact, Christians used to have the corner…

A Profile of God

God tells us what he like. He passes before Moses in the cleft of the rock and announces himself. He informsĀ us what kind of God he is, and he is good. Exodus 34:6,7 The Lord, The Lord God, merciful and gracious, long suffering, and abounding in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands forgiving iniquity…