Author Archives: mikedvirgilio

Dunkirk and the Wages of Sin

When we came out of the movie theater having just watched the very intense and entertaining hit movie Dunkirk, all I could think of was the Apostle Paul’s phrase in Romans 6:23…

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Religion and Faith: All Human Beings Partake of Both Regardless of What They Believe

When I read a (long) piece recently titled, “Can We Be Good Without God? On the political meaning of Christianity,” I was reminded yet again that ideas have consequences, and that there…

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Eulogy from a Physicist and the Power of Self-Delusion

My daughter recently went to a funeral for a teenage girl who tragically died from meningitis. Also, tragically from my perspective, her family is part of the Unitarian Universalist faith. As such,…

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Notable Quotations – Explanatory Power

In an inversion of the ancient dictum, we might say: “As below, so above.” What we experience of space “out there” will reflect our inner spiritual state. Perhaps this is why, as…

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Notable Quotations

In each of these novels—by Huxley, Orwell, and Bradbury—books become an enemy because they represent a written record of the past to a dystopian future where the past is something to forget.…

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The Killing of History: Postmodernism Run Amuck

The Killing of History needs to be read by every Christian who cares about defending our faith in a hostile secular culture. This from the Amazon introduction tells us why: For 2,500 years,…

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Peter Berger, RIP

Peter Berger, a hugely influential Austrian-born American sociologist, died last week at the age of 88: On June 27, Berger passed away at his home in suburban Boston, concluding a lifetime of scholarly influence…

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“We Must Be True to Ourselves”

The title of this post is almost an axiom among modern Americans. We may hear it put in other ways as well, like “as long it makes you happy,” or “you must…

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Peter and the Deity of Christ

Who Jesus is, is the central question of human existence. If he was who he said he was, and if he is who the Council of Nicea in 325 said he was…

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The Growth of the “Nones” Is No Threat to Our Kids Faith

The title of a recent piece at Scientific American tells us the “Nones” juggernaut continues: College Freshmen Are Less Religious Than Ever: Data from a nationwide survey shows students who list their…

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