In The Brothers Karamazov, Ivan Karamazov exclaims that if God does not exist, then everything is permitted. I am grateful to David Berlinski for writing The Devil’s Delusion.  He writes that when the religious conviction seeped out of the institutions of Western culture, it was the poets and philosophers who had the uneasy feeling that…

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The psalmist says we have been wonderfully made by God. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful,Psalm 139:14. In the many years I practiced as a psychotherapist, I grew to realize that no matter who we are, we are bound to do the bidding of the ruler of…

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We’re highly emotional creatures. And one of the challenges we face as Christians is living a superficial Christian life based on what we feel. The Bible does tell us that Jesus had feelings; he wept and got angry. Even social psychology would probably support the fact that being emotionally in touch is good.  For it…

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David Berlinski in his book, Human Nature, writes that what the academic and professional life says is irresistible, but it brings with it a dark shadow. Regardless of how brilliant and godlike the human being has become in understanding his own biology, he deliberately will not allow a “divine” root to enter into the door…

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