Is Prayer Worthwhile? Another Mass Shooting Raises Questions About God, Prayer, and Faith

On Sunday morning, November 5, Devin Patrick Kelley stormed into First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas and committed the worst mass shooting in that state’s history. As of the time of this writing, the death toll stands at 26, including the gunman’s grandmother-in-law and several children. Those children included the pastor’s teenage daughter as […]

George Washington’s Home Church Caves to Political Correctness: Christ Church Episcopal in Alexandria Removing Plaque Honoring Washington

Christ Church Episcopal in Alexandria, Virginia is removing two plaques from their sanctuary and apparently relocating them to another location that is to be determined. Leaders at Christ Church defended their “unanimous decision” by explaining that the plaques “make some in our presence feel unsafe or unwelcome.” This decision by one of the most historic […]

What is Wrong With ‘Thoughts and Prayers’ in the Aftermath of the Mass Shooting in Las Vegas?

There was a time in America — not that long ago — when anyone (and I do mean anyone) would at least appreciate hearing that he or she was in the “thoughts and prayers” of another person or group of people. Even if the person in question didn’t believe in God, that person would respond […]

Should NFL Players Stand For The National Anthem? That’s Not The Most Important Question

It’s sad – make that tragic – that our National Anthem has become a symbol of division and a platform for polarization. At least in professional sports (especially in the NFL) how players conduct themselves during the National Anthem is now seen as indicative of where they stand (no pun intended) on civil rights, race […]

George Washington and Robert E Lee are not the Same

In a combative August 15 press conference, President Donald Trump expressed dismay at the removal of the statue to Confederate General Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Virginia (that planned removal being the flash point of the violent protests which erupted this past weekend) and in doing so, seemed to compare General Lee to George Washington. […]

God is Not Racist: White Supremacy is Satanic

Three people died and over 30 were injured on Saturday, August 12, 2017 when a white nationalist demonstration in Charlottesville, Virginia turned violent. The rally, dubbed “Unite the Right” by its organizers, came together amid plans by the city of Charlottesville to remove a prominent statue to Confederate General Robert E. Lee. Many of the […]

God and the Canaanites: A Recent Study Reopens an Old Controversy

Why did God command genocide in the Bible? How wicked were the Canaanites? Were the Canaanites actually destroyed? These and other questions have long surrounded discussions of the peoples and events described in the Old Testament, and the controversies have now been reignited thanks to a new study making the news. Those living in Lebanon […]

Captain Picard on Religion: Star Trek TNG Criticizes Belief in the Supernatural

Captain Jean-Luc Picard is an atheist. The captain of the starship Enterprise featured in Star Trek: The Next Generation, and played by Patrick Stewart, considers belief in the supernatural to be both primitive and dangerous. As such, he takes his place among the atheists of today, including Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris. This should come as […]