Jason B. Ladd

Ask the Questions. Embrace the Answers. Make the Leap.

I’ll Have What He’s Having

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In the 1989 movie When Harry Met Sally, actress Meg Ryan gives one of the most memorable performances in the history of the romantic comedy. In an attempt to prove a point, Ryan launches into a climactic re-enactment of the sacred intersection of eros and agape. She does this in the middle of a fancy […]

Connecting With Ratio Christi and Harper Collins

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*UPDATE: One of the Few is available now at www.oneofthefewbook.com *UPDATE: My initial pre-order campaign was a success with over 400 copies ordered! Thanks to everyone who helped support the campaign. Don’t worry, you’ll have another chance to order One of the Few as the publication date gets closer, currently set for November 2015. Today I […]

Dead-Enders: Worldviews and Their Logical Conclusions

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Insurgent Dead-Enders In the early stages of Operation Iraqi Freedom, former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld dismissed a rash of deadly attacks on U.S. troops as the last throes of a small group of “dead-enders.”  Early tactical victories during the war led some to believe that these dead-enders, comprised of members of Saddam’s former Baath Party, Fedayeen paramilitary, and […]

Apologetics: It’s Not About Saying You’re Sorry

Apologetics.  It sounds like you want to apologize for something.  Actually, it’s quite the opposite. The word apologetics comes from the Greek word apologia (áπολογíα), pronounced appo-LOH-jiyah. Apologia means “speaking in defense” or “to give a defense of.” Apologetics is the discipline of defending a position through the systematic use of information. Your Faith Is Not […]

Jesus (not) Christ: Preaching the Bad News in the News

  Have you heard the “good news“ of the Jesus of history? It goes like this: A man so loved the world that he railed against the powers that be, only to fail and end up with billions of followers over thousands of years living their lives in his name under false pretenses. Maybe that’s […]

Organic Evangelism: Nutritional Intolerance as Evidence for God

A recent article about healthy foods made me think about the Organic Crusades.  Any student of history knows the Organic Crusades were a response to violent muslin expansion of waistbands throughout Europe and later, the Americas. They’re not on the corner holding signs.  They’re not passing out tracts on Halloween night.  They probably don’t have a radio […]

Justice: Common Ground in a Divided Land

The verdict finally came: not guilty Justice prevailed.  Or did it? Your view will depend on your worldview. No one can deny the tragedy in the Martin/Zimmerman case.  I will mourn for the Martin family and their loss.  I will mourn for the Zimmerman family whose lives have been changed forever.  The intentions of Zimmerman and […]

Caution: I Have a Sword and I Don’t Know How to Use It

The pen is mightier than the sword.  Unless that sword is the Word of God.  When used properly, God’s word is the most powerful force on earth. But when used recklessly, it can deafen listeners to the ultimate message of God’s love. Disclaimer: I have fallen into all the pitfalls described in this post.  If […]

Relativism: How to Ruin Bedtime and the Meaning of Life

Children learn about relativism from an early age.  It begins when they look at their life compared to another’s–a sibling, a parent, a friend.  I’ll use bedtime to illustrate. Parents go to great lengths to create routines that work.  Bedtime can be a particularly difficult problem to solve with young children.  One late night and a […]

Drowning: Lifeguard Wanted, Will Pay with Belief

Many of us are drowning and do not see the need for a lifeguard.  Before I explain further, I’m going to reference a horrific event. It’s natural to be nauseated after hearing about the horrors uncovered by the Gosnell trial. You will not find the details of the trial here.  If you are interested, Google […]