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

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. […]

SOCRATIC PROJECT: XIV SCIENCE AND RELIGION: (Design vs Chance)

Fuz Rana & Stanley Cohn debate Evolution

Is there evidence in the natural world for an intelligent creator?  If so what impact does this have for us?   Join us as we invite two scholars to engage and debate on this very important issue.  If you are in town, join us this Thursday, at the Socratic Project 14, Philosophical and Scientific Debate on Chance […]

2.04: Feeling Abandoned and Betrayed by God?

2.04: Addressing The Hiddnessness of God

I have a secret to tell about many really deep and spiritual Christians. It’s a dark secret many of us do not wish to talk about.  Many of us wish it was not there.  Many will pretend it is not there! But the fact of the matter is that it is universal and epidemic!  It […]

2.03: 4 ways to address painful doubts

2.03: Navigating through Spiritual and Painful Doubts

Something I will never forget happened to me in my first year at Eastern Illinois University. The professor said something that altered my life that day, and I did something that I would regret for the rest of my life! That professor was a strange one, but strange ones make a difference in the world, […]

2.02: How the Death of my Son Changed and Transformed me

02.02 Season two Episode 2

He died in my arms. My son.  September 20th, 2006 was the day that changed my life. It was the day my son, Enoch, was taken by God. I went through suffering that no words could express. A perpetually wounded heart that would not mend, a broken body for which there is no antidote, and […]

2.01: Three ways to see beyond your despair to ultimate wonder!

Season 2.0 Episode 1

“I hate my life.  I wish I was dead.  My life is a big fat lie!  I feel so lost and empty– a fake.   No one cares and I am tired of pretending that I am someone I am not.  I am suffocating.”  These are the honest thoughts I had many years ago.  But […]

Tools to navigate through your pain~!

In trouble? Spiritual Pain? Disappointed?

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“We can ignore even pleasure. But pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.” ― C.S. Lewis There are too many bookss on pain are available for us!. In this post I found […]

012: Is the United States the Greatest Country in the World?

Interview with scholar John Wisley, Historian of American Exceptionalism.

Is America the Greatest Country in the world? Trump’s theme is “Make America Great Again” or “America First!” Is there anything wrong with this hypothesis? In this podcast I interview a scholar, my friend, John Wisley, Historian of American Exceptionalism.  We will address this question head on!  John Wisely is Assistant Professor of History and Christian Apologetics […]

010: Story of Reality Part 1 : How the World Began, How It Ends, And Everything Important That Happens In Between

Interview with Greg Koukl 1 of 2

The truth hurts, not as much as jumping on a bike without a seat but it hurts!  This week we continue our search for truth in religion. This podcast I have an the honor of an interview one of my heroes, Gregory Koukl! He is the author of the new book the  Story of Reality : How the […]

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 […]