Are You Really Free? Think Again! 8 Ways to Address the lack of Free Speech

Christanophobia, limited expression and speaking the truth in love

It is amazing that 40% of our younger generation (Millennials) are against free-speech. And it is not even allowed on my campus, as my own colleagues have tried to shut down a long-standing debate series I moderate. This article offers some hope and practical steps on how to deal with limited-free speech. We just passed […]

006: The Secret of Getting People’s Attention Part 2

A Fascinating Interview with WorldClass Communicator Ken Davis Part 2

What are some of the greatest mistakes people make in communication?  How can we really reach the maximum number of people with our talks? If you want to know, then listen to this podcast.  It is part 2 of my serendipitous interview with Ken Davis! Ken’s books have received national critical acclaim and he has been […]

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. […]

We all Lie–especially to ourselves

A review of The (Honest) Truth about Dishonesty by Dan Ariely

You are a thief and a liar! You may not be a grand thief—you won’t take the office computer home, but the office pen won’t hurt, will it? You lie to yourself (that dress doesn’t make you look fat), you lie to others (just this one brownie won’t hurt you), and you cheat, although minimally […]

Who made God?

Answering an impossible question

Who made God?  Every semester students ask me this question.  Is trying to answer this even possible?  Is it even logical to try to answer it? In this post, I share what I learned these past 20 years with this question.  Now this is a fair question.  Lets give the skeptic the respect he longs […]

Did everything come from nothing?

Cosmology, Creation and a little Logic

I care about nothing and this post is about Nothing. Yes, you read it right, nothing.  Stephen Hawking in his latest book, The Grand Design, makes the amazing claim that “because there is a law such as gravity, the universe can and will create itself from nothing.”  Lawrence Kraus is an American theoretical physicist and cosmologist who is […]

A Closed Mind is ~at times~ the Best of Minds

Is it possible that an open mind is dangerous?  Yes.   If your mind is all-encompassing, and you are willing to accept whatever comes into it, then remember that the only thing that accepts anything and rejects nothing, is a sewer.  G.K. Chesterton said it best, “The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to […]