Babel Probe

I’m pretty well at a loss to figure out how to say this, but last week’s episode of the Drabblecast was absolutely awesome. In summary, a robot goes back in time to witness the building of the Tower of Babel, and, well, you’ll have to listen to the story for the rest. If you’re atContinue reading “Babel Probe”

Reprise: Should Christians send their kids to non-Christian schools?

A few months ago I asked the question: Should Christians send their kids to non-Christian schools? I also asked the same question around Facebook and continued the conversation on the mailing list I mentioned. The discussion was quite eye-opening. Generally speaking, there were three types of responses. First, there were the Christians who are stronglyContinue reading “Reprise: Should Christians send their kids to non-Christian schools?”

Of stones and ants

Before I was an officer I went to a church in an area with many ‘halfway houses’ for people who had recently been released from psychiatric institutions. Given that a lot of those institutions had been closed down recently, and the residents just turned out on the street with little thought for their ongoing care,Continue reading “Of stones and ants”

Myth and revelation

There’s been an interesting discussion going on on Scot McKnight’s blog about the problems evolutionary theory presents for traditional Christian theology. I won’t go into the details, but the idea is that if there was no literal Adam and Eve, how should we understand the Fall? What are the consequences for the doctrine of OriginalContinue reading “Myth and revelation”

Wearing the flag

This post is part of the Australia Day Synchroblog. Australia Day means many things to Australians. For most, it’s a public holiday that marks the end of the holiday season. Christmas and New Year are distant memories and the kids will return to school in the next week or so. Over the years a fewContinue reading “Wearing the flag”

Studying for the right test

A few days ago I mentioned an ongoing discussion I was having on a mailing list with regards to public versus Christian schooling. As so often happens, that conversation ran its course, but several others popped up in the meantime. We had a creationism vs evolution debate, a thread about whether or not Barack ObamaContinue reading “Studying for the right test”