Most of us are familiar with the 80’s Dire Straits song “Money for Nothing” It’s a story about a blue-collar working reflecting on what it must be like to be a rock star… adored and worshiped by loving fans, gaining reward and pleasure for very little effort. For simply getting a little “blister on your finger”, you get money for nothing. In this month’s Life, God, and the Universe blog, we examine our society’s obsession with Money for Nothing.
We tend to view God as an entity beyond our ability to comprehend and imagine. In mathematics there is a number that is a beyond our ability to comprehend and imagine called infinity. The phrase God is infinite has been frequently used in various literature. Interestingly, that phase is not to be found anywhere in the Bible. Is infinite a reasonable characterization of God? In this month’s Life, God, and the Universe blog entitled Is God Infinite?, we explore infinity as found in mathematics and physics and how it correlates with the characteristics of God as found in the Bible.
Are you a What Would Jesus Do (i.e. WWJD) New-Testament kind of person or more of a What Would Moses Do (i.e. WWMD) Old-Testament kind of person? There are many self-proclaimed Christians out there that claim to be followers of Christ. In His 3-year ministry, Jesus provided many instructions on how to respond to various situations. In this month’s Life, God, and the Universe blog entitled The WWJD Challenge, we offer a test to determine the likelihood of following His various instructions.
In this month’s Life, God, and the Universe blog entitled Is the Bible Consistent?, we examine two types of consistency in the Bible … horizontal consistency and vertical consistency. Horizontal consistency pertains to determining whether the commandments of Jesus as described in the New Testament are consistent with the commandments in the Old Testament as authored by Moses. Vertical consistency pertains to determining whether the actions of Jesus as described in the New Testament are consistent with His words mentioned earlier in the New Testament. In other words, did Jesus follow His own advice? Did He walk the talk?
You can’t change the past… so we’ve been told since we were little children. Most of us have seen science fiction movies such as Back to the Future and/or The Time Machine in which characters in these movies CAN change the past… by traveling back in time. Can we actually change the past? In this month’s Life, God, and the Universe post entitled You Can’t Change the Past… or CAN You?, we explore answers to this basic question and deeper truths about the universe.
Should we have executed Saddam Hussein? Knowing the human atrocities committed under his rule in Iraq, this may seem like an absurd question. In this month’s Life, God, and the Universe blog, entitled Should We Have Executed Saddam Hussein? we will discuss arguments both for and against his execution.
The Life, God, and the Universe web site has been around since 2013. This month’s blog entitled The Story of “Life, God, and the Universe” describes the inspiration behind the creation of the web site. This is a story that reflects my personal journey as a Christian.