Author Archives: Writing & Photography by David K. Carpenter

About Writing & Photography by David K. Carpenter

Photographer of Light and Life, Writer of Life as it finds me

Beyond Belief – How Can You Believe in Jesus and Science?

There is a common thought in modern western culture these days that is so pervasive as to be accepted as fact in many circles: religion is superstition, myth, or something contrived to aid simple-minded people in trying to understand the … Continue reading

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Beyond Belief – Is Jesus Really Divine?

Let me start today with a prayer that I will speak (write) respectfully and truthfully regarding a comment I received on a post I made a couple months back, earlier in this series on apologetics (explaining your faith to non-believers … Continue reading

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Beyond Belief – Is There Really Life After Death?

With Christmas, New Year’s, and the associated celebrations now squarely in the rearview mirror, let’s return our attention back to the series on Christian apologetics (defending or explaining the faith in a way that makes sense to others who don’t … Continue reading

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The Choice for 2022 and into Eternity: God or Pride?

In today’s episode, I had planned to return in one way or another to the “Beyond Belief” series on Christian apologetics, but then over the course of the day, I became convinced that there was another topic I needed to … Continue reading

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New Year, Same Old You?

Now that Christmas is over, another calendar switch is upon us. Toss 2021 (a year that was to be oh so much better than the one before it) into the trash bin, hang up a sparkly new year that is … Continue reading

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Advent – One of Us

Today I’m going to hijack the most unlikely of songs to become a Christmas song. I mean, why not? Everyone else does it. Yesterday I was listening to one of my Christmas playlists and the song “Seasons of Love” (from … Continue reading

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Advent – Restore To Me the Joy of Your Salvation To the World

In case it doesn’t make sense, this week’s advent title is a mashup between Psalm 51:12: and the title of the Christmas carol “Joy To the World,” written by Isaac Watts in 1719. Some of the verses upon which it … Continue reading

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Advent – Prince of Peace On Earth Be with You

On this second of four Sundays in Advent, I wanted to start with a title to this post that will hopefully make you think a little bit–a mashup of three different sentiments about peace. We are probably so familiar with … Continue reading

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Advent – Light Invades the Darkness

This being the first Sunday in Advent, I felt God leading me to keep the pause button on the “Beyond Belief” series on apologetics (defending and explaining our faith in a reasonable and logical way to those earnestly seeking Truth). … Continue reading

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Whom Will You Thank?

This being the Sunday leading into Thanksgiving week, I felt God leading me to pause our series on apologetics (“Beyond Belief“), at least for this week, to reflect on this upcoming holiday, particularly focusing on thankfulness and gratitude. Let’s start … Continue reading

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