I believe like a child that suffering will be healed and made up for, that all the humiliating absurdity of human contradictions will vanish like a pitiful mirage, like the despicable fabrication of the impotent and infinitely small Euclidean mind of man, that in the world’s finale, at the moment of the eternal harmony, something so precious will come to pass that it will suffice for all hearts, for the comforting of all resentments, for the atonement of all the crimes of humanity, of all the blood that they’ve shed; that it will make it not only possible to forgive but to justify all that has happened.

Dostoevsky, as quoted in Tim Keller’s Reason for God.

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Here is an article about Richard Dawkins from the Times with a couple passages of scripture.  Comments always welcome from any side:

Richard Dawkins slaps creationists into the primordial soup (HT: Albert Mohler)

Matthew 5:38-39

1 Peter 3:13-17

This is the first of what I hope will be many posts on this blog.  The What is This?! page explain more about the purpose and vision, but  I wanted to start with some thoughts about blogging.  First off public blogging can be a waste of everyone’s time.  If you’re just writing for you, then you’re probably better off journaling and it can be more personal (then if you’re someone special, they’ll publish your journal someday when you die).  If you’re writing about news you could be a journalist or an editorial contributor and have a more automatic network of readers to lean on.  If you’re writing stuff that’s really worth reading, then why not write a book and get it published?  All valid critiques, right?

So why take time to do this?  Well I want this blog to be open and accessible to a lot of different types of people.  I want my friends who are asking hard questions to be able to read what I, or someone a lot smarter than me said to try and answer their questions.  I want the guys I am discipling to be able to reference this for a collection of solid Gospel-centered content.  And I want the random folks who stumble across it to be clearly understand the mystery of the Gospel.  Maybe those reasons are convincing to make you start blogging, but I hope you’ll give this one a look occassionally and maybe add it to your RSS reader.