The Rich Man, Lazarus, and C.S. Lewis’ Great Divorce

Though I’m well acquainted with both C.S. Lewis’ “Great Divorce” and Jesus’ “Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus,” I had never connected the two until today. This feat was achieved at my church. Luke 16:19-31 “There was a rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. …

Comedy of Errors: 1988 C14 Dating of the Shroud of Turin

“It’s a well-known fact that scientists can produce whatever result they want. If you believe that passionately in something, you can steer the results. My God, we’ve all been guilty of that.” – Physicist Harry Gove, who was involved in carbon dating the Shroud of Turin in 1988 On September 22, 1988, the New York …

English Translations of Psalm 22:16, 110:1; Isaiah 53:11, John 3:16, and Acts 8:37

Some English translations of the Bible are superior to others but no one translation is always the best. It seems evident that we may have some wolves in sheep's clothing on the translation committees of some English versions of the Bible, such as the NRSV. In this blog, I make a case for reading multiple …

Christianity VS Judaism on Genesis 3 and the FALL

My Jewish coworker recommended that I listen to a video entitled "Playing God" by Rabbi Lorge. You can access the full video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhX6D8barAk&t=0s. Rabbi Lorge's views (and other Jews' views that I've since discovered) seem to stand in stark contrast to Christian views on Genesis 3, original sin, God's intentions, our immortality, and whether …

Alcohol Addiction: Harnessing the Light to Overcome Darkness

Alcohol addiction knows no classist, sexist, or racist boundaries. We’re all susceptible no matter our demographics or circumstances. Too much alcohol (also known as ethyl alcohol or ethanol) over a period of time can poison you, leading to adverse health consequences, such as cirrhosis of the liver, heart disease, cancer, and death. It’s no wonder …

Why I Wear a Cross in a Secular Society: Against Quebec’s Bill 21

Over the past few decades, it has become increasingly unfashionable to be religious and devout. This cancerous idea reared its ugly head in Germany in the 18th century and has since crept into all parts of the western world. Hollywood actors mock the religious routinely and we've become the butt of many comedians' jokes. If …

Jesus Already Drop-Kicked Marxist, Atheist Agendas

In the age of the “enlightenment” of the 17th - 19th centuries, deep atheistic thinkers crawled into the corners of people’s minds with their materialist agendas, claiming physical science had an explanation for all we know in this world. The “rational” supplanted the “traditional” and the “material supplanted the supernatural.” People in the West began …