Category: Worldview


Is there a cure for the disease of hatred?


Hatred, a disease? We haven't been able to eliminate the scourge of hatred, so perhaps we've been looking at it all wrong. In "Finding A Cure for Hate" Jennifer Yang reports on a University of Toronto initiative that looks at understanding and preventing hatred by "treating it as a public...

The Myth of Progress


"People tend to confuse the words, 'new' and 'improved'"  -- Agent Colson, Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D. (pilot episode) In the modern world, we assume progress. We do so because, among other things, we see it all around us.  The iPhone 5S was better than the iPhone 5C, which was better than...

Jesus, Zeus, Thor and the Kraken


One more thing about the Bill Maher video. Consider this my Christmas post. In the video, Maher equates faith in Jesus Christ with belief in Zeus, Thor and the Kraken and all the other "stuff that is not evidenced based." I love it when he gives us the circumstances by...

Is Atheism a Religion?


Bill Maher sure doesn't like it when religious people say that atheism is a religion. In one sense, Maher is right; atheism is not a religion.  Atheism doesn't have any explicit rituals or holy texts, nor does it believe in a deity.  When Maher restricts his  definition of religion to...

Progressive Liberal Optimism


Eddie Izzard's show is hysterical and historical.  His latest show, "Force Majeure," gets a lot of laughs at the expense of the Religious and the Nazis. When it comes to religion, he's not as bad as many in the popular media.  He's not nearly as bitter so there's more comedy than...

Conversation with a Textbook


You won't believe what this textbook said. This is a conversation I had with a few pages of the new edition of  "Pathways," a Social Studies textbook used in grade 8 classes.  The section was called "Religion and Civilizations." Me: Since you are written for use in public schools, it...

Doing the Dishes and the Gnashing of Teeth


When my kids were younger they had chores—one of which was doing the dishes. It should have been as simple as everyone taking a turn on a rotating basis, but was never that simple. Lacrosse games or ballet practices meant that somebody would miss their turn. To ask another child...

Made for Freedom?


When I got married, I was no longer free.  I couldn't play League of Legends whenever I wanted.  I couldn't eat chicken wings in bed.  I had to tell my wife that I was going down to the store to get a jug of milk. But I don't mind.  Not at...

The Modern Worldview


Lesslie Newbigin's book, Foolishness to the Greeks, changed my life.  I don't remember a lot of the specifics, but by reading this book I came to realize that I was looking at the world through some very thick and tinted lenses.  Everyone looks at the world through the metaphorical spectacles of a worldview....

A Christian Worldview?


The term "Christian worldview" is often used, but not always understood. Too often, people think that if you simply believe the Bible, oppose abortion and avoid R-rated movies you have a Christian worldview.  OK, this is a bit of a caricature, but my point is, Christians often have a far too superficial understanding of worldview.  Even Nancy Pearcy's...