by Contributor Devon Scott My Background After coming to Christ at a young age, I was almost immediately immersed in a predominantly Christian- conservative context. As a young African-American, crossing over from the inner-city, to Holland, MI was a big leap. Looking back, God’s grace was pretty clear from day one, as I was discipled… Read More Did the Apostles Teach Doctrine?
by Editor-in-Chief Michael Brooks This is my first book review and I am planning to keep reviews short and effective. I think the best reviews are not too time-consuming but helpful and to-the-point. I plan to break my reviews up into four groupings: why I read the book, synopsis and structure, agreements/positives, disagreements/negatives, and reasons… Read More Beyond Racial Gridlock – A Review
by Guest Contributor Josh Postma From the Editor: Guest contributors do not necessarily represent the views and beliefs of Life, Mind, and Things or our contributors. To my fellow gun nuts and new gun owners. For those of you who don’t know me, I am the brother in law of the Editor in Chief, the… Read More Guns and New Gun Owners
by the Staff at Life, Mind, and Things Reader, first watch the video and then read the article below. In this article I will demonstrate that this video over-promises and under-delivers. Although it seeks to be a powerful video that convinces the regular reader of Vox that evolution is true and obvious (so obvious you… Read More Proof of Evolution? Look at Your Own Body! – A Quick Response
by Editor Michael Brooks Men, it’s been a long war, it’s been a tough war. You’ve fought bravely, proudly for your country. You’re a special group. You’ve found in one another a bond, that exists only in combat, among brothers. You’ve shared foxholes, held each other in dire moments. You’ve seen death and suffered together.… Read More Band of Brothers – A Reflection
by Contributor Will Brooks This article is the second in a series of articles. This series is investigating important theological issues that intersect with the philosophical problem of sin and suffering. You can read the first article in the series here. “Attend to me, and answer me; I am restless in my complaint and I… Read More Jesus’ Love Command in the Problem of Sin
Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears… Read More Ideas About Conclusions: Can You Accept Conclusions and Reject Their Source?
by Contributor Don Brooks Note from the editor: this article is the first in a series of three. In this series we will seek to demonstrate that confidence in the coming reality of self-aware machines is directly connected to an understanding of science and consciousness that denies the human soul. Then we look at evidence… Read More Artificial Intelligence, Science, and the Soul
by Contributor Will Brooks At the heart of Christianity is humility—it is written in 1 Peter 5:6, “Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you.” In the evidential Problem of Sin, that is the amount of sin, suffering, and death in the world despite… Read More Humility in the Problem of Sin
by Editor-in-Chief Michael Brooks I didn’t grow up in a very politically charged family. Politics were rarely discussed in my childhood. At least, not to my memory. This may be similar to many and so for me interest in politics came later in my life. It wasn’t just the concerns of adulthood that drew me… Read More Becoming Independent: My Journey Toward Liberty