A John Hopkins Professor Admits Error and the Beauty of the Skeptical Mind Which Evangelical Christians Can Learn From

In the spirit of science amidst a discussion about the COVID-19 vaccine a John Hopkins professor falls back on science and admits error when corrected. Its a beautiful example of what happens with a person when a mind is grounded in science. This blog posts compares this example with evangelical culture with how evangelicals just double down amidst conspiracy theories and how they dismiss facts they don’t like.  Continue reading

#LettersToMe The Genetically Modified Skeptic Writes Letters to His Former Christian Self, and How I Did Something Similar in 2019

Drew McCoy who has the Genetically Modified Skeptic wrote a letter to his earlier Christian self. And encouraged others to do so as well. Back in 2019 I wrote an open letter to myself to warn myself about the problems of religion and fundamentalism. Such letters open the door to incredible journeys of finding yourself and what you are.  Continue reading

Pastors if You Want to Keep People in the Christian Faith, This is What I Would Do…

In light of Jon Steingard’s de-conversion from Christianity this blog wanted to do a post that would offer advice to pastors. How would you engage a doubter? What advice would you give and how would you respond to a doubter in your congregation or someone who shows up in your front door? There are a number of perspectives that this blog believes could be a road map for navigating the issue of doubt. Yet this blog is also realistic in knowing that its highly unlikely much of evangelicalism will be able to respond in this way. In the end many doubters will end up falling away from the evangelical church. Continue reading