A guy smarter than me: Schaeffer on how to save America

In “A Christian Manifesto”, Francis Schaeffer discussed how the Judeo-Christian worldview that America was founded on has been replaced by Humanism: Humanism means that the man is the measure of all things…Man beginning from himself, with no knowledge except what he himself can discover and no standards outside of himself. In this view Man isContinue reading “A guy smarter than me: Schaeffer on how to save America”

Refs and control issues

I coached junior high football for a few years. That was an experience. There were a few aspects of junior high football that were a challenge. Junior high boys were a big one; when practice shuts down because a rabbit ran past the goal posts, that’s a bit frustrating. But another big frustration was referees.Continue reading “Refs and control issues”

Don’t Cough On Me

Last week my family and I went shopping at Walmart. That used to be insignificant, but now it’s sort of a treat for my girls to get to go shopping. The location we were at does not require face masks, and few shoppers wear them. My family did, largely because I want my girls toContinue reading “Don’t Cough On Me”

Freedom and ‘Merica.

OK, so everyone’s already mad about everything right now, so let’s just do some politics on here. What can it hurt. My little girls are 4 and 6 now, and they’re hitting an age where they are really embodying the stubbornness of their parents. One of the most common phrases in our house right nowContinue reading “Freedom and ‘Merica.”

In honor of George Floyd

I could write a long list of reasons why I shouldn’t write anything on the turmoil we have seen in Minnesota and around the nation since the death of George Floyd, but the reality is that whatever the list would look like, it would be summed up with the line, “I’m afraid.” It’s a scaryContinue reading “In honor of George Floyd”

On razors and stupidity

My favorite Podcast, Garage Logic with Joe Soucheray (Hail the Flashlight King!), recently introduced me to an interesting idea, a statement called Hanlon’s razor. A razor is a brief, logical statement intended to help someone process through a problem and quickly come to the best solution. Hanlon’s razor says this: Never attribute to malice thatContinue reading “On razors and stupidity”

“Mere Apologetics” – Alister E. McGrath

Apologetics is not a set of techniques for winning people to Christ. It is not a set of argumentative templates designed to win debates. It is a willingness to work with God in helping people discover and turn to his glory. Alister McGrath, Mere Apologetics I really dislike analogies that every teacher uses and everyoneContinue reading ““Mere Apologetics” – Alister E. McGrath”

“The Knowledge of the Holy” – A.W. Tozer

Space is big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it’s a long way down the road to the chemist’s, but that’s just peanuts to space. Douglas Adams, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy book series is an interesting one.Continue reading ““The Knowledge of the Holy” – A.W. Tozer”