Entries by Wayne Fowler

Christian Hope

“This increasing godlessness in America is actually a good thing, to be welcomed and embraced” (LA Times).  Professor Phil Zuckerman believes progressive secularism offers hope. He admits that religious organizations do good, “however, such welcomed charity is ultimately an altruistic response to symptoms, not a structural cure for root causes.”  He promotes secular efforts to […]

Culture Shifts

Wall Street markets were closed on Good Friday.  Their other annual religious holiday is Christmas Day.  Given the cultural trend toward a secular worldview, one wonders how long before they cancel or rename those holidays. Just in my lifetime I’ve witnessed that trend.  Growing up in a small town in the South, nothing was open […]

It Happened

The bodily Resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated as a focal point of the Christian faith.  Skeptics dismiss it as a myth or metaphor. I love my non-believing friends and offer here a few of the many reasons to consider the Resurrection a historical event. I appeal to the scientific method of abduction, which is […]

Honest Love

“Let us not love with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth. We will know by this that we are of the truth, and will assure our heart before Him” (1 Jn. 3:18-19). Kim Scott was an executive with Google and other tech companies.  She tells about hiring “Bob,” a likeable guy with […]

Effective Follower

“Follow the science!” is the cry of parents who have lost their patience with school districts in America yet to resume in-person learning. They have heard that the CDC has given a green light to opening schools closed by the COVID pandemic. The CDC published guidance that “presents a pathway to reopen schools and help […]

The Narrow Way

I have a Peach Pass.  That means I can exit the multi-lane freeway through the toll gate and use the single lane with light traffic that skips past the notorious Atlanta congestion.  I usually experience survivor’s guilt when I see the hapless souls stuck with the trucks, going nowhere. It reminds me of something Jesus […]

Healing Words

See how great a forest is set aflame by such a small fire! And the tongue is a fire, the very world of iniquity… (It) sets on fire the course of our life, and is set on fire by hell (Jas. 3:5-6). Smith College is an elite women’s liberal arts college in Massachusetts.  It is […]

Shoveling Love

LA Times columnist Virginia Heffernan received some pushback.  She wrote about her neighbors shoveling snow from her driveway without her asking.  She labeled what they did “aggressive kindness.” She apparently despises her neighbors because of their politics.  She compared their act of neighborliness to Hezbollah favors and Nazi politeness. That over-the-top comparison is why pundits […]

Nature’s God

I have found that the most inspiring use of social media is to enjoy the beauty of creation as posted by friends.  They see, they admire, they share.  Simple formula.  I have done the same. I have seen the ancient Appalachians framing horses and green pastures.  Hikers on high hills marvel at rock formations and […]

Foolish Delusion

On a recent episode of “Real Time,” Bill Maher repeated his charge that religion is “mass delusion.”  He has suggested before that science and thinking are opposed to faith.  By framing faith as ignorant, he would convert you to his irreligion. Here’s the full quote.  “The inconvenient truth here is that if you accord religious […]