L. Alfred James

Wishful Thinking

By L. Alfred James Wishful thinking: it’s something all of us have seen. A good example would be that friend who has fallen madly in love with some person who is an absolute train-wreck waiting to happen. Our friend shockingly fails to see numerous (and serious) shortcomings in the object of their affection. You point out that their heartthrob is consistently irresponsible, refuses to get a job, and regularly blames everyone else for his or her emotional outbursts. “Oh, that’s no big deal,” your friend says. “Everyone has a couple … Read More »

Evolution: Who Is Really Biased Here?

By L. Alfred James It is typically assumed that those who embrace evolutionary theory are unbiased and dispassionate thinkers. They are thought to be champions of science, logic, and objectivity. It is also typically assumed that those who reject evolutionary theory—especially if they are Christians—are paragons of prejudice. They are thought to be hopelessly biased against scientific truth simply because it does not fit with their religious beliefs. “Poor religious folk! Their beliefs blind them to the truth. They have to hide their head in the sand in order to … Read More »

Meet Our Newest 10 Minute Contributor. L. Alfred James

As a young Christian (many, many years ago) I was honestly open to the idea that we are the product of evolution. But I had never really investigated the matter for myself. Honestly, I believed it was a big waste of time. “Why bother?” I thought. “After all, it is quite possible that evolution is simply the process God used to create humanity. It is perfectly reasonable both in terms of logic and theology.” I thought this way years ago, and I still generally think this way today. Indeed, numerous … Read More »