Hi, my name is Phil and I am a Christian.

Recently, someone IRL asked me if I was a Christian. I said I was and moved on quickly before they tried to either debate abortion or sell me something. It did get me to thinking,though. I am a Christian, but with no real need to proclaim this part of my life. I am nominally a … Continue reading Hi, my name is Phil and I am a Christian.

Where’s The Christian Left?

It's not uncommon to see bible verses being cited in pop culture--like the guy who used to go around to sporting events with the rainbow wig and the John 3:16 sign. ("For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting … Continue reading Where’s The Christian Left?

Scientists Reveal We’re All . . . Buddhists?

Wow. A spectacularly interesting article by David Brooks on two issues upon which I am largely uninformed: religion and neuroscience. In his article "Neural Buddhists", Brooks posits that the arguments between scientists and the religious will not be the current spat over the existence of God. The argument will pit advocates claiming scientific proof of … Continue reading Scientists Reveal We’re All . . . Buddhists?