Believing in Evolution – Unexpected Bedfellows

DailyRandomShit for 2016-05-06 When this video came across my social feed I was pretty amazed. It was posted by a number of Christians as a proof against Evolution. Wow, it’s very refreshing to see Evangelical Christians promoting and agreeing with a Muslim. As for “disproving” evolution, the video producer makes several common mistakes such as proposing that humans came from primates or that it isn’t “observable.” Seems legit on the surface, but it shows a lack of understanding. For example, evolution is observable with species such as bacteria, that reproduce on a much smaller time scale. The unfortunate truth is … Continue reading Believing in Evolution – Unexpected Bedfellows

JBB’s Final Thoughts 24-Article: What Do People Really Mean When They Say… Jesus: Hope for Humanity

Jesus: Hope for Humanity That was the hand-printed sign that greeted me as I pulled into the Perkins Diner in Winter Park. I remember wholeheartedly feeling that way from my teens and into my thirties. It was the mid-70s, Vietnam … Continue reading JBB’s Final Thoughts 24-Article: What Do People Really Mean When They Say… Jesus: Hope for Humanity

JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 12: Dear Mr. Atheist, Part 2: Talkin’ About Your Best Friend’s Marriage (IBF 21)

JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 12: Dear Mr. Atheist, Part 2: Talkin’ About Your Best Friend’s Marriage (IBF 21): There’s more than two-sides to this debate and it’s certainly not about who has the IQ or Morality high ground. It is like … Continue reading JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 12: Dear Mr. Atheist, Part 2: Talkin’ About Your Best Friend’s Marriage (IBF 21)

JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 10: Dear Mr. Atheist, Part 1 (IBF 20)

JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 10: Dear Mr. Atheist, Part 1 (IBF 20). Religion and politics on the Internet, what could go wrong? My initial thought about the “Dear Mr. Atheist” viral video. Please check out the LetUsExplain response video. They do … Continue reading JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 10: Dear Mr. Atheist, Part 1 (IBF 20)

JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 4: Only 24-Hours Left, and It’s Not A Sale

JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 4: Only 24-Hours Left, and It’s Not A Sale. Responding to The Morning Stream’s Scott Johnson & Brian Ibbott’s musings about what you’d do if you discovered there was only 24-hours left before the End of the … Continue reading JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 4: Only 24-Hours Left, and It’s Not A Sale

JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 3: Easter & Even More Spiritual Self-Examinations (IBF 17)

JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 3: Easter & Even More Spiritual Self-Examinations (IBF 17). Easter-time religious & other self-examinations goes way back for me… and it’s a bit too simplistic to brush it all off as delusional. As usual, this story began … Continue reading JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 3: Easter & Even More Spiritual Self-Examinations (IBF 17)

Mom and Sunday Only Faith

The following was part of a response I gave to a student blog post from our reading of the book The Art of Possibility: My mom gave little credence to those whose faith only existed on Sundays and only in words spoken in church. If you believe in something it should show in the rest of your life was her challenge and it sounds like your mom lived that challenge. As educators our students are looking for that consistency and belief in our words and what our actions communicate. Do we care about things more than people? Do we speak … Continue reading Mom and Sunday Only Faith