Author Archives: mikedvirgilio

Las Vegas: More Important Than The Killer’s Motivation to Do Evil, Is Why Evil Exists in The First Place!

Since the horrific events in Las Vegas many in the media have been obsessed with trying to figure out the motives of the psychopathic killer who killed close to 60 people in…

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The More Secular a Society, The Fewer Children Will Be Born

When I was growing up in the 60s and 70s, the big concern and among fear-mongering apocalyptics was over-population. One best-seller at the time, published in 1968 by Stanford University Professor Paul Ehrlich,…

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When In Doubt: Is This All Really A Grand Cosmic Coincidence?

In my previous post I argued that secular Western culture often makes belief in God problematic. For those who go with the secular cultural flow, instead of continually challenging and fighting it,…

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When In Doubt: How Culture Determines Plausibility

Although only 3% of Americans claim to be atheists according to a recent survey, belief in God can be problematic in a culture awash in secularism. In our media, education, and entertainment…

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The Joyful Exchange: Justification by Faith Alone

This coming All Saints Day (otherwise known in America as Halloween) Protestant Christians celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. On October 31, 1517 Martin Luther nailed his 95 Thesis to the…

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Beware the “Secular Objectivity Double Standard”: There is no such thing as belief and unbelief

One of my great frustrations in our secular age is how the concepts of “faith” and “belief” are communicated and understood. Too many Christians unknowingly acquiesce in using these terms that bias…

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Nabeel Qureshi, RIP

Death is ugly. Jesus himself agreed, as we can surmise from his response to the death of his friend Lazarus. Standing before the tomb where his dead friend had been buried four…

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Gratitude, God, Fear and Hurricanes

Having moved to Florida a few months ago, I wasn’t exactly expecting to experience a hurricane so soon, especially given that where we moved (the Tampa area) hasn’t had a direct hit…

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Notable Quotation

I signed the Nashville Statement because I stand with Biblical orthodoxy, which is inseparable from God’s creation mandate and definition of gendered personhood found in Genesis 1:27:  “So God created man in his…

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Burning Man Festival: Woodstock on Post-Modern Steroids

In case you’re not familiar with the Burning Man Festival, it happens in the Nevada desert every year for nine days around Labor Day. And what a nine days it is. I initially thought…

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