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  • Fleas, spiders and the nature of God
    Fleas, spiders and the nature of God
    The article I published the other day dealt with a common aphorism that goes, "Human beings arguing about the nature of God is like the fleas arguing about the nature of the dog." This stinging quip gets to all of us because it is very...
  • Pretending to love, pretending to worship
    Pretending to love, pretending to worship
    The nature of the human mind tells us that you cannot love from a position of dependency, not to mention terror of the entity that you claim to love. This was brought out by Rev. W. H. Vanstone in a truly remarkable book called The Risk of Love....
  • A story where a single divine thought can change the world
    An incredibly brimming story based off a single thought
    Science fiction is a tricky genre to conquer. It is not necessarily difficult to write: place some alien planets in made up galaxies, put out-of-this-world creatures onto the planets, then create some crazy mumbo jumbo to fill in the blanks to...
  • It may be biblical, but it isn’t Christian
    It may be biblical, but it isn’t Christian
    In this column I urge the theological community to re-assess the relationship between Scripture (especially the Hebrew Scriptures) and Christianity. As a general practice, the Christian/Jewish/Muslim theologians try to reconcile the parts of Holy...
  • Beginning Christian Philosophy
    5 Best books to help you study christian philosophy
    Thomas Aquinas.St. Augustine.Peter Kreeft.Epicurus.What do these people have in common?They are all Christian philosophers. Or at least, what they theorize(d) about pertain to God, creation, Christ, and so much more. What’s more is that if...
  • choose your path
    If God is sovereign, how do we have free will?
    The following question was submitted by a reader:I don't mean to get too abstract too quickly, but this is a question that seems to come up a lot, and I am not very confident in my thought process. Basically, it's concerning predestination...
  • Creation of Adam
    God and the postmodern autonomous self
    Regardless of his protestations to the contrary, the autonomous man, whether he belongs to antiquity or to the 21st century world, will be constantly haunted by the concept of God. For deeply imbedded within his heart and mind, whether he admits...
  • Christian/atheist discussion in Church on 4-26-15
    Atheist and Christian authors gather in church for a discussion on Sun. 4-26-15
    On the Sunday evening of 4-26-15, Portland Community Church is inviting the community to a free atheist/Christian discussion, following a free community meal. All event details can be found at this link: http://tinyurl.com/atheist-dinner . The two...
  • Against the Flow
    Does Christianity Have a Place in Today’s World?
    The concepts of tolerance and political correctness are having a chilling effect on the public practice of Christianity. That’s why readers will find Dr. John C. Lennox’s new book Against the Flow: The Inspiration of Daniel in an Age...
  • Protesters demanding economic and political changes to curb the effects of global warming
    Episcopal Church head declares global warming skepticism against God's will
    Sen Ted Cruz, R-Texas, a candidate for president of the United States, once chided global warming advocates for “speaking in the language of theology” when attacking skeptics of the theory. The Christian Science Monitor reported on...
  • Bernie Dehler in a Christian/atheist debate
    OSU's Socratic Club Sponsors Christian/Atheist Debate for 2-24-15
    On Tue. 2-24-15, Bernie Dehler (atheist) and Edward (Ted) Davis will debate at Oregon State University on the topic " “Is belief in Christianity conducive to doing good science?” You can see all the details for the free event here...
  • Creation Debate in Portland
    Creation/Evolution Debate at Portland State University on Tue. 1-13-15
    Bernie Dehler will be debating Dr. Bart Rask at Portland State University on Tue. 1-13-15, on the topic "Which Best Explains Man's Origin, Creation or Evolution?" Details for the event can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/lr9nqvt ....
  • The Brothers' Keepers by NLB Horton
    The Brothers’ Keepers Combines Travel and Intrigue Within Its Pages
    It could be argued there is no stronger instinct on earth than that of a mother to protect her family. The lengths she will go to do so are explored in The Brothers’ Keepers (RidgeRoute Press/November 17, 2014/ISBN: 9780991401734/ $14.99),...
  • Christian theology
    Ask a seminary professor: how can a god become a human?
    On Tue. 12-9-14 there is a debate at Portland State University called "Can a God Become a Human?" The atheist is Bernie Dehler (author of "Modern Science and Philosophy Destroy Christian Theology), and the Christian is seminary...
  • Naturalism is reality
    Is "naturalism" a bleak philosophical outlook? Christian Pastor claims yes.
    Atheism is depressing. Or so says the Christian pastor in this video clip excerpt. This is an excerpt of the full video and event of the Christian/atheist debate entitled "Do Ghosts Really Exist?" Bernie Dehler (atheist, former Christian...
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