Short video commentaries on culture, theology, apologetics and other topics 🙂
We all worship something…
David Foster Wallace said it well in his 2005 Kenyon Commencement Address –
Because here’s something else that’s weird but true: in the day-to day trenches of adult life, there is actually no such thing as atheism. There is no such thing as not worshipping. Everybody worships. The only choice we get is what to worship. And the compelling reason for maybe choosing some sort of god or spiritual-type thing to worship — be it JC or Allah, be it YHWH or the Wiccan Mother Goddess, or the Four Noble Truths, or some inviolable set of ethical principles — is that pretty much anything else you worship will eat you alive. If you worship money and things, if they are where you tap real meaning in life, then you will never have enough, never feel you have enough. It’s the truth. Worship your body and beauty and sexual allure and you will always feel ugly. And when time and age start showing, you will die a million deaths before they finally grieve you. On one level, we all know this stuff already. It’s been codified as myths, proverbs, clichés, epigrams, parables; the skeleton of every great story. The whole trick is keeping the truth up front in daily consciousness. Worship power, you will end up feeling weak and afraid, and you will need ever more power over others to numb you to your own fear. Worship your intellect, being seen as smart, you will end up feeling stupid, a fraud, always on the verge of being found out. But the insidious thing about these forms of worship …it’s that they’re unconscious. They are default settings.” David Wallace, who penned these words, committed suicide three years after this speech, on September 12, 2008, at age 46.
Jesus is the only way to heaven
Yes, Jesus is the only way to Heaven. Disagree? Take it up with him. That is what he said.
Also, for a defense of this point see this podcast lecture I gave at Northern Illinois University
Yes we should legislate morality
God is not looking for perfect people…he is looking for you 🙂
Life is a maze. Make your way through it not out of it.
The Trinity: How it affects my life
Objections to Miracles, are they legitimate?