Lost : The Oceanic Six & Aaron : Is Claire Dead?

Update 5/29/08: This post was originally written on 2/28/08. At the time the Oceanic Six had not yet been finalized. Two notes: 1. Michael was not in the coffin. It was Locke. 2. We now know that Claire vanished into the jungle of mystery shortly after “surviving” the explosion of her house in New Otherton….

WV House Speaker Flunks Democracy

I came across a recnt article in The Charleston Gazette entitled, “House OKs $5,000 raise,” which included the following note: “House Speaker Rick Thompson, D-Wayne, noted lawmakers had not received a pay increase since 1994. he said he was proud of the membership for standing up to public pressure. [Front page of The Charleston Gazette,…

Why USAmerica is Still the Mission Field

In my youth, I recall seeing a banner stretched across the back of the sanctuary of an old country church, directly over the exit, which warned (usually in big, bold, red letters!) that: “You are now entering the Mission Field!!” For the vast majority of Appalachian Protestant fundamentalists and charismatics, when you mentioned the mission…

The Creation Museum

We just came back from the  Answers in Genesis‘ Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky. It’s completely awesome! It was really great to go to a museum and, for once, not have to explain to my kids that everything they were seeing was being filtered through an atheistic evolutionary bias. The exhibits were high-quality, taking us through…

Fighting the Future: Lost versus Heroes

While I’m really just a Lost whore, as evidenced by the fact that I got suckered into watching the first two episodes of that dreadful Eli Stone just for the faintest further snippet of Lost, I have to watch something when Lost isn’t on. Kyle XY was pretty interesting, but ABC moved the show to ABC…

Lost : The Oceanic Six & Others Who Might Get Off The Island

Update 5/29/08: Originally posted on 2/19/08. 1. We now know John Locke was in the coffin. Since he was on the Isalnd at the end of Season 4, we can only surmise that he goes off-Island as Jeremy Bentham to try to convince the Oceanic Six to return. How he leaves the Island is not…

Paint It Black

:Answering a Pulp Protest on Why God is Just & Good Even When He Directly Causes Suffering.   There are those who throw what I like to call “pulp problems” or “pulp protests” out there. These are big, chunky lists of data or objections. Taken altogether, they seem rather overwhelming. Most apologists don’t bother answering…

The Cost of Free Will

: Why God Allows Evil & Suffering It should be noted that this is the first part of my rebuttal of Doubting Thomas’ reply to my comments on his blog [see Will Power Redux « Sirius Knotts & Thoughts for the original exchange]. The reason I address this in two different blogs is because he really…

Resurrection Apologetics

And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching in vain, and your faith is also vain. And if Christ be not raised, your faith is in vain, ye are yet in your sins. If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable. …what doth it…

What does it mean that the Bible is inerrant?

I believe that Scripture is inerrant. I know that the Bible makes such claims of itself. There may be difficulties within the text, but I believe genuine error does not exist, but are only the result of the reader’s failure interpret it properly.       In order to clarify this issue, it is helpful to establish a…

Lost : The Oceanic Six & Who’s in the Coffin

Update 5/29/08:   Originally posted on 2/1/08. Changes since I wrote this post:   1. To be honest, I’m not sure my alternate timelines theory is holding water, but it’s still treading it. I just don’t have a more reasonable [read: pseudoscientific] explanation for the presenceof ghosts on this show. Guess I’ll have to work…