As a skeptic, you can either think the success of Christianity was the biggest fluke in history that hacked human nature in unreplicatable ways, or wonder, what exactly happened that Easter day?
It’s either the greatest message of hope for a dark world, that the God of all creation came personally to show us how much he loved us, to change us to who we were meant to be and make certain our heavenly citizenship; or it is the greatest mystery to be solved because it made hopelessly selfish and vulnerable men do oddly selfless things. And, this “strange” condition will still be around even after Covid19 dies out. Either one is wondrous to behold. … More Easter. Hope’s Patient Zero.
This post is not to refute Islam or Christianity. I only want to remove this one point of misunderstanding – that it is perfectly reasonable for a person like David Wood, the MAJORITY of Noble Prize winners in science and me to believe that an infinite being can have a finite extension. With this, my hope is Muslims at least can understand more about this possibility and won’t be so quick to label such people as liars. … More How I would explain the Trinity to Muslims. (David Wood vs M. Hijab debate reaction)
As introduced in my last post, I ask if Stephen Hawking was a brilliant scientist or a cosmic orphan. More appropriately, did he feel more like a brilliant scientist or a person with an orphan spirit, not knowing the purpose in which he was made? Making it difficult to reveal the deeper side of Hawking is the public persona that obscures. This post is an attempt to find out the real Hawking behind public perceptions. I guess you could call this post, “Psycho-analyzing Hawking, A Christian Perspective”, and in the process to demystify some atheist memes and share a little about my own journey to home. My posts are summarized as follows: 1) Hawking’s final conclusions about God and the universe in his book “The Grand Design” are purposely incoherent but masked in confidence. 2) The heavy hitters of science disagree with it. 3) He probably knew this but did it anyway. 4) This reveals more about the deeper side of Hawking than his public persona does. 5) A person can truly know himself fully when we know God fully. (This is part 2 of my series: Stephen Hawking: Brilliant Scientist or Cosmic Orphan. Three things I wished to tell him.) … More Stephen Hawking: Brilliant Scientist or Cosmic Orphan, Part 2. (The Heavy Hitters of Science disagree.)
I recall my own journey. Just like Hawkings, I too got “crippled” at what was to be the prime of a man’s life, there was so much I wanted to do, my bodily components failed, and my brain functions also started to fail as well. Experience told me to despair, but intellect led me to hope. In that spirit, there are three things I would like to tell Dr. Hawkins. … More Stephen Hawking: Brilliant Scientist or Cosmic Orphan? 3 things I wish to tell him.
Many skeptics, including myself, used to scoff at the Tower of Babel. And yet I can’t deny that it’s actually the best theory out there of why ancient languages had common theology and history even when nations couldn’t communicate with each other. The Bible is in Hebrew and Greek, so very different from Chinese. If people were evolved randomly over millions of years, it is not intuitive that separated cultures that couldn’t communicate would precisely have the same precision of “mythology” of Noah’s ark, or that the same “idea” that righteousness comes with sacrifice. This is not intuitive at all. The odds are astounding. … More The Gospel embedded in Chinese Characters
Have you noticed how empty advice like “just believe in yourself” or “don’t ever let anyone tell you your doing it wrong” are? These questions are rooted in liberal postmodernism that is steeped in today’s culture. Yet, this spirit is nothing new, the Bible has preempted this a millennium ago. They repacked ideas that men should make themselves the final arbiter of truth and power. No, my friend, I argue that the great God-shaped hole in your heart can only be filled by the fullness of God’s grace, in Christ Jesus. … More Believing in Yourself vs the God-shaped Hole in your heart (Abeyance Series: Part 1)
My response to the London Bridge Terror Attack. Forget Katy Perry and Ariana Grande’s thoughts. I echo Mosab Hassan Yousef’s thoughts, “The truth is we are afraid, and we are trying not to provoke them more, but there has been a religious war whether you like it or not. The better way is to face it, to grow up and to face it with courage.” … More London Bridge Terror Attack days after Ariana Grande’s concert bomb attack – what they are not telling you.
Pursuing music became a bittersweet memory. Collaborating with other Christian strangers was uncomfortable… I couldn’t trust. Going outdoors was a dreaded idea. Seeing my own reflection in a mirror or picture reminded me of how far I had fallen. Here’s my response today. I’ll do music, with video, with new Christian brothers around the world. I’ll just do all the things I was afraid of doing. Why not? There’s Jesus. Perfect love drives out all fear. Thank you Jesus. Happy birthday. … More What Christian Apologists do when bored (featuring David Wood)
My Response to the Problem of Evil. Michael Shermer “really liked that answer”. At David Wood vs Michael Shermer debate (Does God exist?) 10/10/2016. I first thanked him and shared how I actually enjoyed listening to him. I proceeded to tell him I had 2 questions for him, but I have to share my history first – the senseless long suffering. I was also an ex-skeptic, lost many years of life and was disappointed in the Church / God at that time too. When I said, “I have struggled with this question for years”, we looked eye-to-eye and I think we recognized something in each other that had mutual respect. … More My Response to the Problem of Evil. Michael Shermer “really liked that answer” @ David Wood vs Michael Shermer debate (Does God exist?) 10/10/2016
Actually, at that moment Michael ‘cracked’, I actually felt for him. For those questions were very real for me too, especially when I lost EVERYTHING. The funny thing is, I actually have a thesis for that question which I have been preparing for some time, which is slightly different from the classical answers. I was going to ask him during the open-mic time. I lined up, but before it got to my turn, it was times up. So I spoke to Michael after the debate. After I shared my story, and then gave my opinion on how to solve the syllogism… I was very surprised when he said,” I really liked that answer”. … More Thoughts on David Wood vs Michael Shermer @ KSU, GA 10/10/2016