A Theistic Disputation

When I posted GOD TALK 7 on September 5th, I unknowingly stepped on a hornet.  A person identifying himself as being with Clubschadenfreude commented on my post.  I responded briefly, but upon further reflection I decided to answer the criticisms more fully. First, what is Clubschadenfreude?  I honestly do not know.  The German word schadenfreude […]

God Talk 7

At times it appears that some members of the scientific community, allied with the humanists, wish to destroy religious faith.  They demean our cherished religious beliefs and traditions as being concocted from a miasmic fabric of ancient myths and medieval superstitions.  They believe this world is all there is, and we should make the most […]

God Talk 2

Shakespeare put the following words into the mouth of Macbeth. “Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow creep in this petty place from day to day, and all our yesterdays have lighted fools the way to dusty death.” What a sad outlook on life.  We certainly cannot classify Macbeth as an optimist. Macbeth’s lament is the statement […]

God Talk 1

Over the next week or so I am going to present some arguments, or apologia, in support of faith in God – in particular, the Christian faith. As I do this, I make no claim to original ideas.  There is very little new under the sun, and I have borrowed from the writings of Augustine, […]

A Fellowship of Love

I thank God for the Church and for Christian fellowship.  I had the good fortune of being born in a loving, Christ centered home, and I have been faithful in attending church for most of my life.  For the past 42 years I have been a member of the Bishop Cummins Reformed Episcopal Church in […]

Keep the Faith!

When I was young I was taught to believe the following: We are children of a loving God. We are to love God and love one another. Although God made a perfect world, he created us with the freedom to make moral choices – an ability to choose either good or evil.  Through His prophets […]

She Walks in Beauty

Seventy-two summers ago I met Ann. I remember the first time I met her.  It was the summer of 1948 and the location was St. Paul’s Methodist Church, Carolina Beach, North Carolina.  She was an extraordinarily beautiful young woman, but it was only a reflection of the beauty within. I do not know how I […]

Have a Blessed Easter

Tomorrow we celebrate the resurrection of our blessed Lord and Savior.  At this time I have chosen to repeat some things I wrote before.  Please read and think about it. I have always appreciated the writings of C.S. Lewis.  I have paraphrased some of his arguments in the following paragraphs. We will never understand God […]

Holding Hands in the Dark

Last Christmas eve, as I was leaving church, I wished everyone a very merry Christmas.  One lady responded by saying that church attendance, especially on Christmas eve, is like “holding hands in the dark.” As we look around and read the headlines, it does seem that the world is a very dark place. Every day […]

Breakthrough

A few days ago I went to see a film entitled Breakthrough. It is the account of a true medical miracle, a young person revived from apparent death from drowning.  It is a true and amazing story, and it is beautifully told and acted. It places great emphasis on the power of prayer. The people […]