This blog will be a series of different posts, but many of them will tie in at the end. Not all of them will. Some might just be a review of a book I read or something like that. But for the most part even though each post may seem distinct and may not seem to establish very much, in itself, I hope by the time I am finished blogging the reader will find that his time reading (and hopefully exchanging ideas) will be well spent.
I will try to treat those who post as friends even though I know given the topics tempers may flare at times. As a lawyer I know my skin is pretty thick and don’t mind if people get mad at me. I hope others aren’t driven off though. But in the end I would like people to discuss their views openly. The topics will include the rational basis for Christian belief or any belief in religion or the supernatural; Rational basis for beliefs in morality; reasons to choose different churches within Christianity, and to some extent Christianity as opposed to other religions.
As for me I am a lawyer practicing law since graduating Law School in 1996. As an undergraduate I double majored in Philosophy and Political Science. I thoroughly enjoyed Philosophy and never really stopped reading and making use of the various concepts I learned. I hope you enjoy reading. I basically traded the politics for history. I especially like reading Christian history and this blog may have some of that as well.
For me this blog is fun. I will not make promises about how often it will be updated. You may need to be patient at times.
Oh and yes the name of this blog is taken from a quote from Paul during his defense to King Agrippa in Acts 26:
I preached that they should repent and turn to God and demonstrate their repentance by their deeds. That is why some Jews seized me in the temple courts and tried to kill me. But God has helped me to this very day; so I stand here and testify to small and great alike. I am saying nothing beyond what the prophets and Moses said would happen— that the Messiah would suffer and, as the first to rise from the dead, would bring the message of light to his own people and to the Gentiles.”
At this point Festus interrupted Paul’s defense. “You are out of your mind, Paul!” he shouted. “Your great learning is driving you insane.”
“I am not insane, most excellent Festus,” Paul replied. “What I am saying is true and reasonable. The king is familiar with these things, and I can speak freely to him. I am convinced that none of this has escaped his notice, because it was not done in a corner. King Agrippa, do you believe the prophets? I know you do.”
Then Agrippa said to Paul, “Do you think that in such a short time you can persuade me to be a Christian?”
Paul replied, “Short time or long—I pray to God that not only you but all who are listening to me today may become what I am, except for these chains.” Acts 26