Why I’m No Longer Christian


I understand that many will be surprised, if not shocked by my announcement. This decision was not made without careful consideration. As a matter of fact, I had given the issue a lot of thought before reaching my conclusion. So, …

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Backpacks 101


Over the past few months I’ve had a number of people ask me for my advice in selecting the right kind of backpack.  This is always a difficult question to answer, because what is right for me may not be …

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Did Noah’s Flood Really Happen?


This question comes up frequently in my ministry. There’s something about the story of a worldwide flood and a man beating it out in a boat with all of the animals of the world that makes us wonder: did that …

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What Happens To Me When I Die?


Strangely, this question has surfaced several times in the last few weeks. I say “strangely” because I don’t recall it being asked in a very long time. Then, I heard it three times in that many weeks. That seemed strange …

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The Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail Needs Your Help

The Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail (LHHT) is probably the most popular hiking trail in Western PA – if not the entire state. Enjoyed by die-hard backpackers, sight-seeing day hikers, hard-core trail runners, or Boy Scouts troupes, the LHHT offers 70 …

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Why I Believe Atheism Fails


Let me begin by pointing out that some of my friends are atheists.  I admire them, and respect their right to believe differently than me. Therefore, anything that I may hold contrary to atheism should not be seen as an …

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How Do You Explain This?


Just outside of the city of Jerusalem there is an empty grave. What makes this empty grave so unique is that it was not always empty. According to reliable records, an itinerant preacher by the name of Jesus of Nazareth …

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Was Jesus Buried for Three Days & Three Nights?


If Jesus was crucified on Good Friday, and raised on Sunday, then how can it be said that he was in the grave for three days and three nights? This is a question that stumbles a lot of Christians, and …

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What Exactly is “Faith?”


For many people, religion is a very peculiar system.  To them, it falls into the same class as fairy tales, unicorns, and mythology.  It may be a nice story for old women and the uneducated, but for the thinking person …

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Sergei Kourdakov and the Quest for Truth


This blog post is unlike any that I’ve ever written. It is about a Russian naval defector, a mysterious death, a best-selling book, a journalist’s vision, a broken heart that longed to be heard, and a mystery that gripped an …

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