The Real Thing vs. All Messed Up

crates in dissaray

Some Japanese words are very convenient. They encompass a range of meaning for which English would require a number of different expressions. The Japanese word mechakucha (meh-CHAH-koo-chah) is one of those. It means “all messed up,” “confused,” “gone to pieces.” As in, “Everything went wrong Monday. The whole day was mechakucha!” That word describes how I feel sometimes when I…

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Atheist Agenda

ancient Scripture fragmets

I recently came across apologist Greg Koukl and his Stand to Reason ministry. But I was fascinated by his article “Tactics for Atheists.” Koukl is digging into (and exposing) strategies for turning Christians into atheists—that he found in a book titled A Manual for Creating Atheists. One key is that the author of that book has defined faith as “belief…

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