Should Mormons Believe In The Trinity? By David Metcalfe April 24, 2020 Trinity Doctrine In The Bible The trinity is essentially a Catholic teaching, which many Protestants also took along with them through the Reformation and subsequent denominations. The teaching of the trinity as fundamental, universal doctrine was established in the Nicene Creed in 325 AD, which uses the term “consubstantial” (translated from the Greek … Continue reading Should Mormons Believe In The Trinity?
Speaking In Tongues: Sometimes Insane, Often Useless, and Potentially Practical By David Metcalfe April 18, 2020 Counting Away Charismatic Credibility My friend once visited a charismatic church where they were really into the gifts of the spirit. In addition to shaking, fainting, yelling out “oh Lord Jesus!” dozens of times, and prophesying, they also spoke in tongues. They had a lineup of people going up to … Continue reading Speaking In Tongues: Sometimes Insane, Often Useless, and Potentially Practical
The Emergence of Politically Affiliated Dichotomies in Coronavirus Narratives By David Metcalfe April 10, 2020 Is the coronavirus going to destroy us all? Do we have to remain in isolation for years? Do we need total lockdown? Is it safe to leave your house? How is the virus transmitted? Do the “World Health Organization” and world leaders have good advice for us? These are some … Continue reading The Emergence of Politically Affiliated Dichotomies in Coronavirus Narratives
Dave Reads, Episode 7: Mormons and Racism With Lloyd Spencer Dave and Lloyd discuss racism in the Mormon church and try to figure out whether the Book of Mormon has racist verses in it. Continue reading Dave Reads, Episode 7: Mormons and Racism With Lloyd Spencer
A Final Response From David Click here for my first post Click here for Andrew’s Response There were many interesting points raised here, and I’ll address the ones that stood out to me: What does it mean to have “enough” evidence? Can someone reasonably disbelieve in God? Would a loving God make Himself known to everyone? Can a belief still be true if there is … Continue reading Why Isn’t God More Obvious? (Final Response To Andrew)
Why Isn’t God More Obvious? (With An Alternative Perspective From Andrew Blanton…Coming Soon) By David Metcalfe Not Enough Evidence! It’s a fair question: why doesn’t God make Himself obvious to everyone? If God loves all people and desires a relationship with them, why would He allow so many people to believe that He doesn’t even exist? My favorite author of all time, Malcolm Gladwell, was … Continue reading Why Isn’t God More Obvious? (With An Alternative Perspective From Andrew Blanton…Coming Soon)
How To Survive (And Thrive) During The Coronavirus By David Metcalfe March 12, 2020 “Cancel Culture”, Crippling Economies, and Containment Attempts Talk about “cancel culture”: everything now- from sporting events to religious gatherings to school to work to restaurants, etc.- is getting cancelled. This is a nightmare economically for many businesses, and maybe the economy itself. The McGill Professor, Karl Moore, was interviewed today on … Continue reading How To Survive (And Thrive) During The Coronavirus
Humans Are Just Money Making Machines: Dual Consumerism and The Reductionist Imperative By David Metcalfe February 26, 2020 The Dual Consumer We see thousands of advertisements every day. We stare at our phones and computer screens for endless hours, and advertisements pop up constantly: on our Facebook newsfeeds, YouTube videos, games, and well, chances are, any screen you have on your phone has some kind … Continue reading Humans Are Just Money Making Machines: Dual Consumerism and The Reductionist Imperative
The Fallacy Of Ignoring Genetics By David Metcalfe February 23, 2020 Like Father, Like Son: The Dual Influence of Agency and Environment My brother recently started working for “Frito Lay Chips” last summer, after a string of construction and landscaping jobs. It’s what you might describe as his first “real job”- full time hours, a company truck, pension plan, health benefits, vacation days, etc. It … Continue reading The Fallacy Of Ignoring Genetics
Which Is The Right Path? By David Metcalfe January 31, 2020 In the 2009 movie “Mr. Nobody”, a man named Nemo Nobody has the ability to foresee his future based on various critical life decisions at age 9, 15, and 34. For example, when he is 9, his parents divorce, and he has to decide who to live with. He loves them both equally and … Continue reading Which Is The Right Path?