Is Religion a Science Stopper?

You’d never know it from talking to my high school science teachers, but I really enjoy science. It’s definitely grown on me since the days of homework, labs, and exams. Now days you’ll often find me reading scientific articles for fun. For some, this raises an interesting question: as a committed Christian can my faith be united with my love of science?  Does believing in God mean turning a blind eye to modern science? The bulk of mainstream science today tells us that religion is a science stopper, but is that really the case?     Continue reading “Is Religion a Science Stopper?”

When Did We Stop Listening to Each Other?

Much to my wife’s chagrin, I enjoy watching apologetics debates. There are times when I’ve watched a two or three hour debate, then started another! (Yes, a brief glimpse into my social life!). I enjoy the point and the counter-point, the thesis and the rebuttal, and especially the audience questions. I appreciate being challenged by a wide range of scholarly views and will admit, there’s times when the arguments go WAY over my head! While my obsessive debate watching may be a cause for concern among some, it raises an interesting question. In a culture that’s increasingly divided, why are so many people simply unwilling to listen to the other side now days?      Continue reading “When Did We Stop Listening to Each Other?”