Parler And The Echo Chamber

Parler and the echo chamber.  I recently joined the new social media platform Parler.  I already have active Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.  So why add another platform to my already long list of social media platforms?   What Is Parler? Parler was the brainchild of John Matze, and the platform launched in August of 2018.  It’s meant to compete Continue Reading

Confusion About Life and Death in Star Trek: Picard

The show delves into many big questions about the nature of life and what makes it valuable, but it gets rather muddled. Star Trek has always been willing to ask difficult questions and explore deep philosophical ideas.

Can Morality Be Judged Across Time?

Can morality be judged across time?  I used to listen to a radio call in show when I lived in Denver. The host of this show used to always say “We live in interesting times”.  Looking back on the past few months, we are indeed living in interesting times.  On top of a worldwide pandemic, we are Continue Reading

Is the Bible a Product of Its Culture?

Are we being truly objective in our thinking? Why is the Bible merely a product of its culture, while we are simply right? We read these texts with our skewed 21st century lens and assume that we know what is right.

Three More Problems With The Enneagram

Three more problems with the Enneagram.  I’ve written several articles lately on the Enneagram.  What many believe to be a simple personality test is actually something much more serious.  It has its roots in New Age teaching, and was arrived at by some pretty bizarre methods.   As I said previously, the Enneagram is new to me.  I had never Continue Reading

Reflections on Jon Steingard Leaving the Faith

Quick Challenge Answer: Should Christians Use The Enneagram?

Should Christians Use The Enneagram? I have to admit, until very recently I wasn’t aware of the Enneagram.  I knew there was some controversy about using it in the Church.  But I had never taken the time to dive into it.  Now that I have, I’m not comfortable with it. On the surface, the Enneagram appears to be Continue Reading

What’s Wrong With The Enneagram?

What’s wrong with the Enneagram?  In my last post, I introduced you to the Enneagram of personality.  What many people often mistake for a simple personality test is in fact a rather complex system.  Many businesses and Churches use the Enneagram personality test.  So what’s the big deal?  Why shouldn’t Christians use the Enneagram?   Occultic Origins Not only is the Continue Reading

Quick Challenge Answer: Should Christians Practice Yoga?

Should Christians practice yoga?  Christian yoga is popping up more and more now days.  It’s not uncommon to see churches advertising it on their websites or in their Sunday bulletins.  But is yoga something we should be doing as Christians? What is yoga? Answering the question “What is yoga” is difficult.  That’s because it’s use is so vast, and Continue Reading

What Is The Enneagram?

What Is The Enneagram?  I have to admit, until very recently I wasn’t aware of the Enneagram.  I knew there was some controversy about using it in the Church.  But I had never taken the time to dive into it.  Now that I have, I’m not comfortable with it.  I’d like to take a few posts to talk about this Continue Reading