I was just interviewed on the Meet Jesus YouTube channel alongside Phodidas Ndamyumugabea, a survivor of the Rwandan genocide, talking about Rwanda, genocide, and the Canaanites. A unique and very interesting conversation! ?
I became an avid supporter of the pro-life movement back in the mid-1980s. At the time, I was an enthusiastic supporter of pro-life groups like Last Days Ministries. And in high school, I proudly wore an Operation Rescue t-shirt to school. Then I went on to university where I completed a BA followed by an […]
Jesus never talks about same-sex relationships, but he does talk about marriage (e.g. Matthew 19:1-10, Mark 10:1-12). And when he describes marriage, he always does so within the context of an indissoluble male/female covenantal bond. His understanding of the indissolubility aspect is an important topic in the conversation, But here I want to focus on […]
I heard a Christian woman say that she is not getting the COVID19 vaccine because her body is the temple of the Spirit and, “My body, my choice.” I beg to differ. ?
In this short video, I rebut the claim that the Israelites needed to kill the Canaanites in order to maintain their own moral purity. On the contrary, I point out that participation in war crimes like genocide and ethnic cleansing is fundamentally corrupting for the moral status of a people. Thus, the Israelites would have […]
This article is constructed from three tweets I posted on Twitter this morning. Some folk are outraged by Rand Paul’s provocative framing of sex reassignment surgery as “genital mutilation”. I’m not a Rand Paul fan by any stretch, and I’m aware of the manifold trauma experienced by transgender folk. But mutilation means “infliction of severe […]
When Abraham expressed the willingness to sacrifice Isaac, he did so on the belief that God would raise Isaac back up and thereby be faithful to his covenant. The belief that God is faithful is laudable. The problem is that Abraham believed God was commanding an action — child sacrifice — that was considered to […]
Many conservative Christians believe that men should follow the Billy Graham Rule to never be alone with a woman who is not your life. Unless you’re a king like David: then you can climb into bed with a young virgin girl. In this video, I criticize that kind of painful special pleading.
This past Sunday, I made a brief guest appearance on the “Skeptics and Seekers” Podcast. In my five-minute spot, I introduced my new book and then offered my thoughts on the big ethical question that was the focus of this episode. You can listen to it here and my spot comes right after the introduction.
If I were God, I would set aside a special place in purgatory for every anonymous armchair critic who posts an utterly unfair book review online after giving not 2 seconds of consideration to the author, their actual work, or how that unfair review could negatively impact them. After that now-deceased critic arrives in purgatory, […]
It’s undignified to mock @realDonaldTrump’s health issues. That’s off limits. Let’s focus on issues. Hope you recover, Mr. President. — Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) June 15, 2020 Focus on issues? Health (mental and physical) is an issue. As for the propriety of mockery, it is wrong all things being equal. But in this case, all […]
Part Three of my continuing conversation with Eric Murphy. This is a good one, folks!