Jason B. Ladd

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

3 Radical Practices of a Christian Apologist

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What happened to philosophy? Have all the thoughts been thunk? I guess we’re tired Of truth now mired In apathetic funk I ask these questions from time to time, but I ask them more frequently after hearing men like Dr. Ravi Zacharias. Rightfully touted as the world’s most renown living Christian apologist, his recent visit to […]

The Life of Pi and the Death of Truth

“Which story do you prefer?” That was the final question Pi asks the writer chronicling his tale in the 2012 film The Life of Pi. Based on the novel by Yann Martel and directed by Ang Lee, the film beautifully explores the ideas of God and belief as Pi describes how events from his youth […]

Why Jesus? (Part 2) Ravi Zacharias Gives Answers

This is Part-2 of a glimpse of author and Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias’ explanation of Christianity and critique of the New Spirituality in his book Why Jesus? Rediscovering His Truth in an Age of Mass Marketed Spirituality. Hypocrisy Dr. Zacharias comments on the hypocrisy of many new spiritualists: “It is interesting, don’t you think, that a […]

Why Jesus? (Part 1) Ravi Zacharias Gives Answers

Author and Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias provides a lucid explanation of Christianity and a critique of the New Spirituality in his book Why Jesus? Rediscovering His Truth in an Age of Mass Marketed Spirituality. This book is densely packed with truisms that will have you nodding in agreement.  His ability to read the cultural landscape leads […]

A Glimpse of the Future: Paul Predicts Crazytown

Welcome to Crazytown!  I’m glad you’re all here. Before I show you around, I should let you know some things have changed.  Let me just go right down the list: Here in Crazytown, good is bad. Bad can be good. We now use the word truth and belief interchangeably (we get along much better that […]

Listening, Learning, and Leadership

Is it better to be feared, or to be loved? The American war film Twelve O’Clock High explores this Machiavellian question in the context of American bomber squadrons in World War II.  The story unfolds to highlight the similarities and differences between two commanding officers with different leadership styles. The first was close to his men […]

Keurig: Brewing Up More Than the Perfect Cup

Keurig. If you know what I’m talking about, you’re already a true believer. But there’s something about a Keurig you probably don’t know, and I feel obligated to share my revelation. Let me clarify for the uninitiated. Keurig is a brand of coffee maker optimized for quickly brewing single cups of hot or cold beverages. […]

Syria On-line: A Glimpse of a Defiant Worldview

“We were born to fight and resist.” This Facebook comment reportedly written by the son of Syrian Presdient Bashar al-Assad gives us a glimpse of a defiant worldview. It also supplies an answer to one of the great questions in life: Why are we here?  How you answer this question affects how you live your […]

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 […]