How to avoid making the most embarrassing of logical errors

Avoid cutting your own philosophical throat


She stood up in my class and gave us all three logical reasons is to why logic is not useful and reasoned for us as to why we should not be using reason.   My student, was cutting her own philosophical throat.  She was making what philosophers call a self-refuting statement.  Allow me to explain. […]

OneStory Conference:

The Mythology and Theology of Superheroes


“The mythology/theology of Superheroes”  I will have the privilege of speaking at an upcoming conference in the Chicago land area, on that topic! Solid Reasons’ OneStory:Gospel, Purpose, Reality Conference My talk will be on the “Theology of Daredevil, Batman and the X-Men: Effective Principles to Successfully Connect with a Secular Society with the Mythology of SuperHeroes” It […]

Four Pillars to True Greatness

Discover the Four Paths of walking in prominence

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Don’t try to shoot for greatness.  Don’t aim for goodness. Don’t try to find success.  What! Yes you read that right.  Meaning, or goodness, or greatness do not come when you focus on them as theoretical entities.  In fact the more you focus on them the more you will miss them.  To be great we need […]

What you did not know about your soul

Two views of the origin of the soul


In the Harry Potter series, the Dementors drain the body of its soul.  But what is the soul and how did we get one?  Or are we one?  One day I asked my cobbler, “How is your soul?” and he said “You mean my sole”?  We got a good laugh. But how can we measure how […]

004: Science vs God– Are we all here by Chance?

Science vs religion and the paradoxes of naturalism

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Something radical happened to me when I was 16 years old at Argo High School. My science teacher, Ms Moon began to talk about human evolution, she talked about, in so many words how we human beings, like other forms of life, have developed from aboriginal unicellular life by way of such mechanisms as natural […]

Speaking with the Devil

Panel Discussion with Marvel's Daredevil

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“Fairy tales do not tell children that dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed.”  -GK Chesterton.  An amazing thing happened! I flew into New York last week to be on a panel discussion with some of the creators of Marvel’s hit Daredevil Netflix series.  It […]

003: The Danger of Consistently Reading the Bible

Podcast 3: Revitalize your quite times or they will kill your spirit


Do your devotions ever become monotonous, dull, repetitive and painful?  You are not alone. Something needs to change otherwise your prayer life and spiritual life in general can become a burden rather than a joy. This podcast addresses this issue. EM Bounds said that  “Prayer is the easiest and hardest of all things. It is the simplest and the most […]

002: Three Questions that we cannot ignore

Podcast 2: The Three Questions to Engage Culture


There are three main questions we need to address to make sense of the world.  These three will be discussed in this podcast.  A few months ago, I had this conversation, “How can you be thankful? You are an atheist!”  This is what I said, with a smile,  to a friend of mine who told me […]

001: The Un-Examined life is boring!

Podcast 1 : an Introduction to philosophy


Socrates said that “The unexamined life is not worth living”  Is yours an examined life?  Is what we believe about life, meaning, death, God, immorality, truth, justice, morality, sex and freedom, to name a few, true?  This is my first official Podcast :)It is a segment of my lecture, “Introduction to Philosophy,” in particular Plato’s Cave. In […]

Justice is blind but philosophically painful

Review and commentary on the insightful series DAREDEVIL : Season 1


“Do you believe in the devil Father?” These are just few of the questions and issues that the Netflix series DareDevil address.  It has superb cinematography, brilliant acting and is an over all philosophically stimulating series! I invited my film critic cousin Sammer Sweis to join me in the review of this intoxicating new show! […]