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Life is a Puzzle, Isn't It?

Steve McSwain | Posted 03.07.2016 | Religion
Steve McSwain

Pam, my spouse, loves puzzles. This is one of her latest. I'm pretty sure she got this one to put together alongside Charlie and Mason, two of our gra...

Neo-Calvinism, the Nonelect and Planned Parenthood: a Grand Kind of Farce

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 11.04.2016 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

I understand that people can hold these beliefs about God and still be good, caring people. Of course. But the neo-Calvinist leaders especially, who are spearheading the culture war against Planned Parenthood specifically, are, to me, guilty of much more than inconsistency.

Find Time for This Time Travel Film: Hour of the Wolf Movie Review of Predestination

Dan Persons | Posted 03.21.2015 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Despite a few narrative bumps -- including a not-all-that necessary b-plot about a mad bomber -- the film, directed by the twin Spierig Brothers, is handsomely mounted and nicely told. So what got the film shunted to the armpit of the release year?

The Next Great Flood

Rev. Galen Guengerich | Posted 10.27.2013 | Religion
Rev. Galen Guengerich

When it comes to global warming, the evidence is in: we've caused the globe to get warmer. It's time for us to take responsibility and try our best to reverse the trend. Blaming God for the coming deluge isn't the answer.

Driscoll, Piper, Calvin And God's Gift Of ... Racism?

Christian Piatt | Posted 01.10.2013 | Religion
Christian Piatt

Sorry, free will, but you're out. In order for God to be properly sovereign (all powerful), humanity cannot have so much control over their own destiny.

New Year's Resolutions: Fate Or Fortitude?

Fahad Faruqui | Posted 02.29.2012 | Religion
Fahad Faruqui

If God wanted something to happen in our lives then it would, right? So the effort we put into our goals is only possible to a certain extent -- or so we may think.

Jesus: 'Why Do I Allow Evil To Exist?' (VIDEO)

John Shore | Posted 06.19.2011 | Religion
John Shore

Theologians and religious philosophers of every stripe are forever bumping their heads up against the "unsolvable" problem of the theodicy -- the question of why God allows evil.

Why Free Will, Prayer and an Omnipotent God Are Mutually Exclusive

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jeff Schweitzer

The very act of granting free will would destroy the power do so. Let's see why by looking at the combination of free will, evil, and prayer in the presence of an omniscient god.