Ethics Course “180” Review

Many people have asked me why I am teaching a course on Ethics at the church.  The implication is that it is unnecessary in some way: because people already know how to act because our positions are already reasoned and settled all we need to do is toe the company line But just as with […]

Intro to Ethics – Wednesday Study

(The video feed is raw, so the volume is spotty, I will edit and update the post, if you are reading this then suffer through an unedited mp3!) On Wednesday nights at Olive Grove Church we are studying Ethics together.  Last night was an introductory night where we outlined some basic terms and categories then […]

A Man’s Moral Worth

Henning von Tresckow was a Major General in the German Wehrmacht and a chief conspirator in the Valkyrie plot (he is played by Kenneth Branagh in the modern movie “Valkyrie” which starred Tom Cruise). He spoke these words to a fellow conspirator Fabian von Schlabrendorff who is the source for these words: “The whole world […]

We Believe Anything

Ergun Caner from Liberty University made up parts of his past, the university demotes him. Others overlook and minimize his actions. Read Phil Johnson here.

Soccer and Morality

I cracked open the LA Times this morning, a not so routine activity for me anymore.  We gave up our home delivery over a year ago and only recently subscribed to the Sunday Times for the coupons (Kelly is a coupon-money saving fiend).  Even so, Sunday is not a great day for my paper perusing […]

We Did It!?

I wrote this blog post the day following the election, November 5, 2008.  I decided to postpone posting it because of its sarcasm, and I really don’t think the issue is gay marriage, rather how we impact and influence society and culture.  Now, here is where people will get sidetracked from my argument, so let […]

Proposition 8 & The Church

I do not intend this post to be an endorsement for or against Proposition 8 rather to raise some issues as to how the church involves itself in issues like the one surrounding Proposition 8. The Proposition Proposition 8 is an initiative on the 2008 California General Election Ballot.  If passed it would force an […]

Woody Allen Interviews Billy Graham

Interesting older interview…two parts [vodpod id=ExternalVideo.574837&w=425&h=350&fv=%26rel%3D0%26border%3D0%26] more about “Woody Allen Interviews Billy Graham??!!!“, posted with vodpod

TED | Talks | Dan Dennett: A secular, scientific rebuttal to Rick Warren (video)

Daniel Dennett is the author of “Breaking the Spell,” a book about religion being the result of natural phenomenon. As a result of this premise he desires the “facts” of all religious belief to be a mandatory part of education in America. It is a fascinating video as he critiques Rick Warren’s “Purpose Driven Life”. […]

Sex with Robots, David Levy on Stephen Colbert

I heard David Levy on the radio a few weeks ago, nobody better than Stephen Colbert to highlight the problems with humor and sarcasm. The philosophical underpinnings are more disturbing than the moral challenges with this sort of industry. Philosophically, people will not have a problem with this and it probably will embrace it openly. […]