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The Perfect Gift Idea…

My family doesn’t give books as Christmas gifts. We give them for Epiphany. Why make this confession now? Because my mini-book “Evolution: A Defense Against” probably won’t be ready in time for Christmas. One of my reviewers is chocked full … Continue reading

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Evolution: Still wrong

Over at Teach These Things, you can download – for free! – session 8 of Teach These Things. It’s the one were we look at the implications and shortcoming of evolution. For those who want more, I taught a class … Continue reading

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TTMBO, ACELC, and the 44

When serving at my first parish, I was privileged to be a part of the Northern Illinois Confessional Lutherans. In 2001, in response to certain events, the NICL produced and published a brief statement regarding prayer and fellowship. It was … Continue reading

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Dear Friendly Neighborhood Atheist 5

I see there are now churches for atheists. It seems like everyone wants some sort of ritual in their lives, and a place to share their worldview with others. Of course, I’m sure that’s just a coincidence. But how about … Continue reading

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Dear Friendly Neighborhood Atheist 4

Kind of interesting that among your scientific heroes are men like Francis Bacon, William of Ockham, Isaac Newton, Nicolaus Copernicus, Galileo Galilei, Tycho Brahe and Johannes Kepler. Because they are among the Christian heroes as well. Spooky how alike we … Continue reading

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Dear Friendly Neighborhood Atheist 3

You realize that the first people to be called Atheists were Christians, right? So, we are pretty much sharing a name, too.

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Dear Friendly Neighborhood Atheist 2

So, according to what I’ve read, you can prove that things that look designed can arise from non-intelligence-directed randomness. And you can prove this because Richard Dawkins did some experiments where he stood in for “non-intelligence-directed randomness.” It seems we are … Continue reading

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Dear Friendly Neighborhood Atheist

Regarding your argument that you believe in one less god than I do: Thanks for admitting that this is fundamentally a theological discussion, not a scientific one. See, we do have a lot in common.

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Thoughts on the Afterlife (Do you mind if I call it that?)

A discussion has arisen regarding how we refer to the state of the Christian after death in this world. Do we say they have gone somewhere? If so, where? How do we refer to their soul? What happens in the … Continue reading

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The Smell of Money and “Jesus Wife”

I may be a country parson, but I’m a city boy. It shows. I don’t know one seed from another. I wouldn’t know what to feed livestock; I can’t help with calving, lambing, or pigleting(?). When I hunt, the only … Continue reading

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