By Joel A. Hess - “Excuse me, I hate to do this. I was just jumped a couple days ago. The police won’t do anything. I’ve been trying to get home. I came here for a vet tech interview, but now I got nothing. I need to get on the train back to Rockport. I … Continue reading God is a Sucker
By Paul Koch – There is nothing better for a person than that he should eat and drink and find enjoyment in his toil.Ecclesiastes 2:24 This statement by Solomon is fundamentally offensive to the Christian. This is because it attacks our fundamental desire for glory. We desperately want our comings and goings, our eating and … Continue reading Eat, Drink and get to Work
By Paul Koch – “Truly, you are a God who hides himself, O God of Israel, the Savior.” (Isaiah 45:15) Commenting on this verse, Luther wrote, “These are the words of the prophet, who had already predicted these words of consolation. Now he is snatched into a trance of the Word of God, as if … Continue reading Playing Hide and Seek with Pat Robertson
By Ross Engel - By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises was offering up his only begotten son; it was he to whom it was said, “In Isaac your descendants shall be called.” He considered that God is able to raise people even from the dead, from which he also received him back as a type. … Continue reading Tenacious Trust
By Cindy Koch - The air was fresh and calm. A young sun wrapped the new earth in a blanket of perfect warmth. The whole creation seemed to take a tranquil sigh. It was a glorious day of naming beasts and birds for Adam. The Lord had brought every animal to the man: furry, feathery, … Continue reading A Distant Dream?
By Caleb Keith - This week I read a story about an ambitious medical/cybernetics company that says it will resurrect the dead by 2045. The company is named Humai and its resurrection plans, while mostly unclear, appear to be a two step process. First, extract the human brain before death and cryogenically freeze it. Second, … Continue reading Cybernetic Resurrection
By Joel Hess - Recently in a conversation on KFUO am with pastor Craig Donofrio, we expressed the predictable puzzlement many Christians suffer when contemplating the morality of atheists. The argument follows: if there is no God then there is no morality, no reason to do good, to love one’s neighbor, to have rules etc. … Continue reading The Secular Faith: the idol of the other