How Not to Argue Like an Idiot…The 15 Most Common Logical Fallacies

Whether we like it or not, the protestant tradition is founded on “reason and the scriptures” – whether it’s Martin Luther standing before the Diet of Worms, C.S. Lewis apologetically defending the faith via radio waves, or Jonathon Edwards detailing the philosophical argument for the captivity of the soul – we are a community founded […]

A Glimpse of Truth: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

“So — back again, Harry.” Harry felt as though his insides had turned to ice. He looked behind him. Sitting on one of the desks by the wall was none other than Albus Dumbledore. Harry must have walked straight past him, so desperate to get to the mirror he hadn’t noticed him. ” — I […]

Why do We Need Story?

Dr. Jonathon T. Pennington of SBTS, on “Why we need The Gospels” in “Reading the Gospels Wisely”:      Speaking of ‘art’ in its broadest sense, Dana Gioia observes: ‘Art addresses us in the fullness of our being – simultaneously speaking to our intellect, emotions, intuition, imagination, memory and physical senses. There are some truths about […]

A Writer’s Confession.

I’ve been reflecting lately on the real dangers of being a writer. One of the reasons I took a break from blogging for a while is because I was too consumed by checking statistics, subscriptions and comments. It started to become too much about me. Here are some things I have to daily repent of as […]

The 30 Most Abused Words in the English Language.

You may literally want to rip my head off when your done reading this post. In fact, you may want to do it a whole nother time after that. One awesome thing I’ve come to learn about the English language is that words are important. I’m not trying to flout my knowledge, here. I’m simply […]

12 Ways to Preach Like Rob Bell…Without Being a Heretic.

Last week, Trevin Wax posted 3 Reasons He’d be reading Rob Bell’s new book. I’ll come right out and say: I’m not saying “Farewell, Rob Bell.” To me, Rob Bell is like Karl Barth or Dietrich Bonheoffer – he says a lot of stupid smart stuff and a lot of smart stupid stuff. For me, […]

A Glimpse of Truth: The Shawshank Redemption

The Movie Version: Andy Dufresne: That’s the beauty of music. They can’t get that from you… Haven’t you ever felt that way about music? Red: I played a mean harmonica as a younger man. Lost interest in it though. Didn’t make much sense in here. Andy Dufresne: Here’s where it makes the most sense. You […]

Movie Review: The Hobbit – An Unexpected Journey.

I realize this is a late review, and nobody probably cares at this point. But, I’d like to add my 2 cents, even if purely to figure out what I think of “The Hobbit: an Unexpected Journey.” Summary “The Hobbit” prequels Peter Jackson’s LOTR series. Frodo’s Uncle, Bilbo Baggins, is enlisted as a “burglar” to […]