I am a philosopher, poet, theologian, and web developer and this website is where all of my personalities meet. My main areas of interest are in postmodern theology and Soren Kierkegaard.
What I wish for more than anything is for this to be a place of intellectual honesty as I continue to pursue what it means to properly exist in this world.
From the Blog
To those who exist outside of the church, it may come as a surprise for you to know that in the last 10 years the issue of homosexuality has really divided the church. Part of the reason for this has nothing to actually do with the topic itself as it’s in relation to the ongoing tension that exists between “modern” and “postmodern” Christianity. Although this tension is very convoluted, much of it surrounds the issue of biblical authority.
Historical homosexuality is deeply rooted in the culture to which it belongs. In each of these societies the act of homosexuality was understood as extramarital and therefore was not associated with marriage, but as pleasure. It was also more common among those of upper-class status than those who were “pheasants”. (See Bruce Thornton’s research to learn more) In addition, it was not practice among women as it was men. It was a much rarer phenomenon among women as they were expected to exercise restraint and exude class as a representative of the family unit.
Prologue: this is a sad time in history to call oneself a “Christian”. Recently, Arizona lawmakers passed a bill that would essentially legalize discrimination by allowing business owners to deny service to gay and lesbian couples. However, Republicans are claiming the proposed legislation is a preventive measure meant to protect the religious freedom of business […]
The fallacies you see below are a brief list I have compiled over the course of several years. They are based upon common statements that are made within Christianity; whether in the context of a sermon, book, theologian, or conversation. This list is not exhaustive and will be updated periodically. The fallacies are based upon […]
Ken Ham vs Bill Nye. It’s not the Bud Bowl, but it will suffice as an entertaining way to spend one’s evening. I generally don’t like formal debates. Their formalities tend to get in the way of the conversational tone necessary for the transmission of ideas. In other words, they seem mostly pointless. However, one […]
Read the first article A brief note on the form of things: Last April I wrote a post titled The Bible is NOT the WORD OF GOD: a polemic against Christendom. The article was meant to be a provocation towards rethinking the way we speak about the bible. The reaction it received was very interesting […]
Ludwig Wittgenstein’s (1889-1951) linguistic philosophy is both convoluted and profoundly elegant once the basic ideas are unpacked into digestible pieces. One such idea is his theory of language games. Wittgenstein posited (among many other things) that within every subculture, there are specific ways language is used relative to that particular culture. Moreover, how that particular […]
My wife is a huge fan of this television show “Duck Dynasty”. And…I’ll admit that there have been a few times where I have watched the show and got sucked in to the quirky southern charms that makes this series such a hit. For those unfamiliar with the premise of the reality show, it’s based […]
In the last 10 years or so we have seen an unbelievable cultural movement both in our society as well as in the Church. If the church continues to ignore dissenting voices and take the issue seriously not only will the church lose what little credibility it has with our society but it will also result in a large scale schism (perhaps this already happened – history will be the judge).
I am still amazed as I peruse various blogs around the internet how much of an issue religion and science still is. For some reason, when it comes to intellectual discourse about these topics rationality seems to be thrown out as a requirement for conversation – or perhaps more accurately, arguing. It seems to me […]