“Understanding a Command to Believe” – Lecture at Fresno Pacific University

[Note: this lecture took place in the Fall of 2015. I attended the CVPA conference for extra credit in an Introduction to Philosophy course I was taking at the time. The following is the extra credit assignment I wrote.] The coffee was hot and the pastries a day old as the crowd gathered in B. … Continue reading “Understanding a Command to Believe” – Lecture at Fresno Pacific University

Ariana Grande’s Concert, Terrorist Attacks, & Fidget Spinners

Millennials, as now constituted, are those young people born between 1984-2000.[1] Having been born in 1986 I am an older millennial. This letter is intended for younger millennials, specifically those born just before & in the year 2000. These are those who have been most impacted by the recent terrorist attack at an Ariana Grande … Continue reading Ariana Grande’s Concert, Terrorist Attacks, & Fidget Spinners

The Biblical and Psychological Significance of Joy

The United Nations has published a report indexing the happiness levels of 155 countries in the world. This year the place to live is Norway. Denmark came in second, followed by Iceland, Switzerland, and Finland. was registered as the happiest country on the planet; Zimbabwe came in dead last. Just slightly above the average was the … Continue reading The Biblical and Psychological Significance of Joy