Morality Without God?

I return, finally, to my exchange with humanist Jon Lindgren, emeritus professor of economics for NDSU and former mayor of Fargo.  The delay was entirely my own fault.  These last several months have been hectic, so finding the time to put together a short essay even proved difficult.  Nonetheless, I have done so.  Here we…
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Why Christians Should Defend The Choice To Be An Atheist

Since we’re in North Dakota, we might not have heard of this, but in Arizona, some Republicans want to pass legislation stating that one cannot graduate from high school if one is an atheist.  Don’t believe me?  Check here: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2013/01/25/arizona-republicans-propose-bill-that-would-not-allow-atheists-to-graduate-high-school/ Now that you believe me, I am going to give some reasons (aside from the…
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Is God Outside The Material World?

This is the question taken on by Fr. John Behr, dean and Patristics professor at St. Vladimir’s Seminary.  The discussion of this question lasts for this next week.  If you’re interested in this question, go here: http://bigquestionsonline.com/content/god-wholly-separate-material-universe This should apply to anyone interested in “how” God works in the world, “if” God works in the…
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Humanity As Made In The Image Of God In St. Athanasius

St. Athanasius (sometimes Athanasios) was a fourth century bishop of Alexandria and the removal of his relics was listed as noting on the Orthodox calendar yesterday.  Recently, I had referenced him in the talk I recently gave at the Science and Religion Lunch Seminar at NDSU.  Specifically, I utilized him when discussing what it means…
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