Life’s experiences and knowing God

A huge assumption in western culture is that our experiences can be our guide throughout life. That idea is called pragmatism, in which people say, “If it works, it’s good; if it doesn’t, it’s bad.” My father was a pragmatist, which led him to be very permissive with his three boys. He’d say to Mom about us, “They’ll figure it out!”  Why is pragmatism wrong? The main problem is that it leaves God out of the picture of our lives. …

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God and My Wife’s death

On November 4, 2020, in the middle of the night, my wife of fifty-six years died. She often experienced insomnia and would get up during the night to read and take some sleepy-time tea. We were all packed and ready to go on a trip to visit our family, the Creation Museum, and The Ark Encounter. However, I know her soul went on a much better trip. Here’s how I figure it must have happened. She must have gone out …

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