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February 4, 2018

Recently I did something I haven't intentionally done for a long time. I went to church. It was an environment I was familiar with. One of those funky places where hipsters serve you espresso, middle aged preachers are squeezed into way-too-tight ski...

September 8, 2017

So which way are you going to vote? There have been strong arguments from both sides, but I'm concerned that a change to the current arrangement will alter the fabric of society as we know it. Families will certainly be impacted and the current, clea...

June 21, 2017

In my recent article, Is Believing in Hell Bad for Your Mental Health?, I explored the scientific evidence that belief in hell is a significant contributor to mental illness and can actually cause damage to the brain and heart. I also established tha...

March 25, 2017


My father died last year and it has raised a lot of questions for me. You know what I mean. The big ones. Heaven. Hell. Consciousness. Eternity. The nature of being. And to be honest, the thing I've struggled with the most is the concept of hell as...

November 29, 2016

Have you ever been in a geographical location where you felt inexplicably close to the divine presence? At the beach perhaps? In a forest? The desert? The ancient Celts had a phrase for such sites. They called them “thin places”. According to the Cel...