This is part 2 of Clark’s series on anarchism. For the first part, head this way. Eventually anarchism must encounter the challenge of parenting. How does one be an anarchist while simultaneously exerting control over a child? The confusion here is really due to misconceptions. Primarily, anarchism is concerned with exerting the right kind of … Continue reading "The Anarchist Parent (Questions on Anarchism – Part 2)"
The Bible is loaded with violence. I mean, seriously, if the entire Bible were made into movies, quite a number of them would be rated R for violence alone. Now, most of the violence is Scripture isn’t something that we must concern ourselves with, as it is simply a historical description of stuff that happened. Some is more difficult … Continue reading "Smite Mine Enemies: Applying Violent Psalms"
Note from Caleb: This is Clark’s first post. If you missed his intro, check here. Enjoy! Dear sirs, I am. G. K. Chesterton upon being asked what was wrong with the world. The argument for anarchism must deal with what, to Christian anarchism, is probably the biggest challenge to the system. That challenge is a … Continue reading "Questions on Anarchism – Part I"
You know, sometimes people say things that require a facepalm. This can be annoying when you’re debating someone and the other person does this, but few things are worse than when someone on your own side says something absurd. Because of this, and for the sake of Christian credibility, I offer these 5 arguments that … Continue reading "5 Arguments Christians Should Never Use"
Science vs Scripture. Reason vs faith. Why is it that these things are so frequently pitted against each other? Well, it’s not really a mystery. Doctrines of old oppose new scientific theories. Faith holds to things which are often difficult to understand. So of course these conflicts will arise. Yet I want to hopefully add some … Continue reading "Theory and Doctrine: Interpretations in Scripture and Nature"
“What is God’s will for my life?” This question consumes the minds of many believers perpetually. Taught from birth to seek God’s will in everything, many find themselves stuck on major (or minor) decisions trying to discern what God wants them to do. I come to free you. Okay, as dramatically as I imagine saying … Continue reading "How to Know God’s Will for You (Without Gimmicks, Funny Feelings, or Voices in Your Head)"
Can Catholics be real Christians? This is a question that many evangelical Protestants ask at some point, and I think there is a lot of misunderstanding and misinformation out there. This linked article, while not exhaustive, is I think a good start to understanding this issue.
Nobody likes to be sick. Whether it’s as basic as coughing and sneezing or as severe as an aggressive cancer, we hate sickness. And naturally, whenever we hate something, but it exists, we wonder how it relates to God. A good God always leaves us with questions about bad stuff. So what about sickness? What … Continue reading "Does God Want Me Sick?"
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Matthew 5:3,5 The Beatitudes. Most Christians know of them, and many know them by heart. So last night I had some people asking me last night about these two items in the … Continue reading "The Beatitudes: I Get Heaven, You Get Earth?"
Almost everyone in church has heard this at some point. Someone who refuses to use anything but a KJV Bible has told you, “The NIV leaves out verses, taking away from God’s Word!” Your immediate response may have been scoffing, but perhaps later during a sermon or Bible study you noticed something like 1 John … Continue reading "Why Does the NIV Leave Out Verses?"