2.05 : No! Good People do not make it to Heaven!

2.05 : Yes God does use suffering to make us powerful--but not how we think he should

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson says that “Faith Helped My Depression”  He wrote that “You’re not the first to go through it; you’re not going to be the last to go through it. And oftentimes — it happens — you just feel like you’re alone. You feel like it’s only you. You’re in your bubble,” he said. […]

3 Most Effective Strategies in Public Speaking to WOW your Audience

I remember the first time and first day and first hour of my teaching career.  I was a  nervous wreck.  I was so nervous I was shaking that I held on to the podium that day for dear life . . .but it started to shake too! It took some time, and now, 15 years after […]

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 […]

10 Simple Rules to get the most out of your Biblical Study

Principles that have helped me to interpret the Bible

“How can you Christians pick and choose what you want from the Bible? How can you know what the Bible says from what you want it to say? In this post I will share 10 simple ways to interpret the Bible that are not simplistic. In fact famous atheist Sam Harris in his book, The […]

Speaking with the Devil

Panel Discussion with Marvel's Daredevil

“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 […]

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 […]

Absolute Evil

Is there such a thing as an objective evil?

Is there such a thing as real evil? ISIS is beheading children of families who do not convert to their version of Islam.  If that is not evil, I don’t know what is. There is objective evil in our world.  Anyone who denies it either is amoral, defective mentally or too academic for their own good. […]

You Cannot Teach Ethics

The impact of relativism on moral education

Can  we really teach ethics ?    We can ask it a different way, “can we make bad people good by teaching them about moral conduct or moral theories?” There are many such organizations that try to do just that.  Many focus on building character with virtues like trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship. – See […]

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 […]

Fundamentalist Arguments Against Fundamentalism

Fundamentalist Arguments Against Fundamentalism The all-or-nothing approach to the Bible used by skeptics and fundamentalists alike is flawed. by Craig A. Evans Here is a snip of it In Misquoting Jesus, Ehrman argues that today’s text of the Bible (and he mostly speaks in reference to the Greek New Testament) does not exactly match that of […]