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 […]

007: Why? The Question that never goes away! An Interview with Jamie Dew on Evil

The Problem of Evil

Life is a maze.    There is an amazing phenomena of nature called an “Ant Mill.” where ants walk in circles until something incredible happens.  Most ants navigate by using eyesight and some other senses, but when many get disorientated they follow the ant in front of them, it’s a survival instinct. But if that […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why is ISIS so attractive?

  See this insightful commentary on the issue of ISIS and Nihilism and why  some teens are finding it more attractive than the meaninglessness of the secular world they live in. Below is a piece of it: News broke recently of two beautiful teenage girls from Austria, aged 15 and 16, who became burka-wearing recruiters […]