What's So Special About Kobe?

What’s so special about Kobe?  I just read a rant on Facebook that said: nothing.  The person who wrote the post is upset that his death is getting so much more attention than other people’s.  Like the other people who died in the crash.  Like the many members of our military or emergency services who’ve died in the line of duty.  Like all the other people who die tragic deaths in the prime of their lives every day. 

Have You Given Up On Your New Year's Resolution Yet

Christians often point out that what makes their faith utterly unique among the World’s Religions is its teaching about Grace.  You may have heard this before.  You may even have heard me say this before (I have in previous blogs).  It can be annoying.

Have You Given Up On Your New Year's Resolution Yet?

They—whoever “they” is—say that most people give up on their New Year’s Resolutions after two weeks.  Two weeks is the average most of us can go.  It’s been two weeks.  Have you given up on yours yet? 

Can Cognitive Dissonance Explain the Resurrection?

We’re all familiar with cults founded by some charismatic leader that predict the world is going to end on a certain date and then radically reorder their lives to prepare for it.  And then, when “the end” doesn’t happen the way they predicted, many of these enthusiasts continue to believe in their failed leader despite the massive disconnect between what they prophesied and what actually happened—often, they rationalize it by saying that they simply miscalculated the date and then go on to set a new one! 

Can Our Prayers Change Others? Part 2

The power of prayer.  It’s an overworked platitude.  But is it true?  Can our prayers change others for the good, especially the ultimate good of their salvation?  Taking off from something C.S. Lewis said, last week I suggested that our prayers for others are powerful.  Without violating their free will, God uses them to have a powerful effect on the people we are praying for. 

Can Our Prayers Change Other People?

All of us have been there.  A loved one is doing things that aren’t healthy either for them or others.  They’re inflicting unnecessary pain on themselves and on you.  And you—along with everyone else—can see so clearly how and what they need to change.

About Me

E.J. Sweeney is a true skeptic. He needs to see to believe. Hard Evidence. Compelling Proof. Solid Logic. This is what he believes in. In college, he encountered questions that the superficial faith he was raised on couldn’t handle. So he began a quest for Truth, a quest for the answers to life’s ultimate questions.

EJ Sweeney

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