Thorns, Thornbushes, and the Bleeding Crown of Life (Reflections on so much outrage in our current society)

“Listen! A sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seeds fell on the path, and the birds came and ate them up. Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil, and they sprang up quickly, since they had no depth of soil. But when the sun rose,…

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Women, Wonder, and Creativity (An Answer to Sexual Harassment and the Weinsteins of the World (Part 2)

In my last post, I began to address the recent flood of sexual harassment allegations and revelations that have come out against many Hollywood executives and politicians. I noted that these revelations regarding the predatory behavior by men in power should not be surprising at all. Without going into sordid details, just take a look…

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Women, Weinstein, and the Not So Wonderful World of Objectification and Harassment (Part 1)

Back in October, Rose McGowen spoke out against the sexual predatory behavior of Harvey Weinstein, and soon after that, numerous women stepped forward to accuse Weinstein of similar things. Throughout the course of the month, many other directors, producers, and executives were accused of sexual harassment as well. October was topped off with actor Kevin…

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Ken Ham’s “Already Compromised”: A Book Review (Part 6)–Don’t Share a Meal with the Compromisers…and Use Our YECist Questionnaire!

Forrest Gump famously said, “Life is like a box of chocolates…you never know what you’re going to get.” That saying most certainly does not apply to YECism in general, and Ken Ham and Answers in Genesis in particular—you always know what you’re going to get when you read their material and watch their videos: pseudo-scientific…

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Ken Ham’s “Already Compromised”–A Book Review (Part 5): …the one where he attacks Christian academics by name: Dembski, Giberson, BioLogos, and Walton, to name a few

For anyone who is familiar with Ken Ham, his talking points and tactics are as predictable as they are bewildering. His book, Already Compromised, is no different: the standard YECist talking points interspersed with back-handed (but no less savage) condemnation of anyone who dares question the YECist literal interpretation of Genesis 1-11. The only difference…

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A Book Review on Ken Ham’s “Already Compromised” (Part 4): Why Ham Believes Christian Colleges are like the Japanese, Pharaoh, and the Pharisees (Hint: They Don’t Accept His “gospel” of YECism)

In my previous two posts on Ken Ham’s book, Already Compromised, I outlined how Ham (and co-author Greg Hall) “set the stage” for their book by arguing that his survey uncovered some very disturbing things in many Christian colleges today. Ham shared that even though there was near unanimous affirmation among Christian colleges regarding the…

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Ken Ham’s “Already Compromised”–Part 3 of my Book Review: Why Christian Professors are Anti-Intellectual Enemies of God

“We are at war. We are at war with weapons far greater than any bomb, missile, or gun. And these weapons are aimed at targets far more strategic than any building, land mass, or army, because ‘our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of…

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A Book Review of Ken Ham’s “Already Compromised” (Part 2): How 100% Agreement on New Testament Issues Doesn’t Stop Ham from Accusing Other Christians of Compromise

In my previous post, “I Was the 16-Year-Old Godfather of Answers in Genesis,” I not only told a little story of a paper I had written for a high school Bible class when I was 16 years old, I actually shared a major portion of that very paper. I said it served as a segway…

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I Was the 16-Year-Old Godfather of “Answers in Genesis” (Well, not really, but read my 11th Grade Bible paper, and you’ll wonder!)

Over the past week, I have been doing some reminiscing of my high school days—in particular, I’ve been posting some of my artwork from the high school art classes I took back in the mid-80s. Now, as I was rummaging through my old high school things, I came across a paper I had written for…

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John Walton and Israel’s Conquest of Canaan: Did God Really Command Genocide? (Spoiler Alert: No, he didn’t..and the Israelites didn’t claim he did to justify mass killing either)

We now come to the final post of my six-part extended book review of John Walton’s most recent book, The Lost World of the Israelite Conquest, and in this post, we will address the controversial question, “Did God really tell the Israelites to commit genocide by wiping out entire populations, including women and children?” To…

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