Wednesday, February 27, 2013

How big of a gun do you really need?

Duke Albert Van Carter

This is for "self-defense" right?

In the wake of the tragedy at Sandy Hook elementary late last year, the debate over gun control has once again come to the forefront of the national political dialogue. On one side there are gun control activists, families of victims and others who feel it is unreasonable for an everyday citizen to possess an AR-15 with an extended magazine; and on the other side there is the NRA, gun rights activists, and unfortunately extremists who believe it is their right to build an arsenal in their basement that rivals that of their local SWAT team.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Of course the Bible is not a scientific textbook - that's not the point

Sean Ewart

This is what non-fiction doesn't look like.
“The Bible is not a scientific textbook.”

That is, without exception, the response given by Christians confronted with the six-day creation story, the global flood, or the parting of the Red Sea. It’s a response that seeks to salvage religion in the face of empiricism – to regain the confidence of a flock presented with the accumulating testimony of scientific data. The refrain has nearly become dogma as its recitation continues to shelter Christianity from the prying eyes of the quizzical. If the Bible is not a scientific textbook, the argument asserts, then its scientific errors cannot be used against it. 

Monday, February 25, 2013

Climate Change is Real

Allison Lee, contributor at

If a picture is worth a thousand words, is a picture with a thousand words worth even more? Regardless, this is an awesome resource - pass it on. 

Monday, February 11, 2013

The Walking Dead Season 3 Episode 9: "The Suicide King"

The Walking Dead Season 3 Episode 9:
"The Suicide King"

Friday, February 1, 2013

The Tragedy of Balaam, Son of Beor

Sean Ewart

Balaam son of Beor is one of the Bible's more unfortunate figures. The man is reviled throughout scripture as a man who loved the wages of wickedness, profited on error, and encouraged the Moabites to seduce the Israelites (Hebrews). Yet the story of Balaam is instructive. The only story in the Bible to feature a talking donkey, it is also a clear display of the capricious, bi-polar God found in the Old Testament.