A Somber Sharing Session

A Somber Sharing Session

Saturday, January 30, 2016


Trevor Ray Slone


  1. "Out with the Old and In with the New...."
    16 Jul, 2017
    "Out with the Old and In with the New...."
    I moved back to California about a month ago and have been living in a church. As a natural byproduct of living in a house of worship there are various meetings that take place where I reside, one of which is an addiction recovery ministry. While I don't have addiction issues and never have, it is a Christian ministry and I am always up for getting to know people, especially when it involves actively pursuing some form of evangelism, and so I have attended the meeting several times since I
  2. "No Chance!" Really?
    09 May, 2017
    "No Chance!" Really?
    Over the last decade or so, since I began studying philosophy, Apologetics and so on, I have had a growing disdain for arguments dealing chance and/or probabilities. Now, I do not mean quiet what you probably think I mean here. So what do I mean, and what kind of chance arguments am I really referring to? It seems these days, quiet frankly, that most Christian apologists spend a good chunk of their time and energy dealing with and arguing against various scientific, mathematical, and
  3. Apologetics and Its Purpose and Place in Conversation
    20 Apr, 2017
    Apologetics and Its Purpose and Place in Conversation
    Several years ago I began noticing a substantial shift in my methodology regarding the way I was doing Apologetics. Now, before we go further I must clarify that I am not referring to various methods, as in classical vs evidential vs presuppositional and so on. I am, rather, referring to the actual way I conduct myself in relation to the person (or people) I am communicating with.  When I started doing Apologetics about 8 years ago, and even further back when I began witnessing nearly 29 years
  4. The Art of Distinction (A brief look into ideological laziness)
    10 Apr, 2017
    The Art of Distinction (A brief look into ideological laziness)
    Over the last few months I have been pondering and mulling over whether or not it is worth writing a certain book, and I have recently come to the assumption that, quite frankly not only is it worth it, but it is absolutely vital to do so, and soon. The book will revolve around the issue of making the proper distinctions at all levels of thought, speech, and communication. You see, so many of us, including myself at times, fail to fully think through and/or properly articulate our ideas. We
    22 Oct, 2016
    HOMELESS NO MORE!!!!! For the last 8 months I have been living out of cars, vans, homeless shelters, and often, quite frankly, on the streets of Los Angeles, Santa Cruz, and Seattle, BUT NO MORE. Things a horrible turn for the worst three days ago when I was removed from the homeless shelter in Kearney, NE due to a disagreement between myself and the guy that runs the place. He is a good guy, but, well, for the sake of respecting the dignity of his personhood, I will leave it at that. I
  6. Molinism and Calvinism are compatible (continued)
    17 Oct, 2016
    Molinism and Calvinism are compatible (continued)
    About six months ago I wrote a not so well formatted article that spurred a bit of controversy, and virtually everyone disagreed with me, except one person. Kirk McGregor, a leading expert on Molinism, although not agreeing that my position was correct, nevertheless found it plausibly viable. Last week he published a guest blog on my great friend Tim Stratton's ministry website at Freethinkingministries.com that argued for the actual coherence of holding to both Calvinism and Molinism both
  7. Biblical Inspiration and what it really means
    14 Oct, 2016
    Biblical Inspiration and what it really means
    What does it mean for the Bible to be "inspired?" Is there some mystical spell that God put on the Bible to keep it from being tainted, and even if so what is it that is not tainted? Or is it that God has some kind of hidden spiritual truth in the Scriptures? The answer to these questions and all those like them is, quite simply, NO! So what does it mean? The Bible is a book, yes, and much of it is just like the other books out there. It deals with truth with regard to science, history, and many
  8. God's will....Are you living in it or "outside" of it?
    31 Jul, 2016
    God's will....Are you living in it or "outside" of it?
    My friend and van-mate, Derrek, lost his job this past Thursday, and immediately after that he started to question several of his decisions in life regarding that job. Was it God's will that he take the job in the first place? Was it God's will that he take three days in a row off? What is God's will for him to do now? Derrek was really struggling and beating himself up over not only what God's will was for his life, but also how to discern what God's will is for his life in each moment of his
  9. The Day I Left The Rat Race
    20 Jul, 2016
    The Day I Left The Rat Race
    Two weeks ago today I left my amazing job in LA for a new life. I left, as it were, for a woman. Within two days I realized that she was the one for me, so we made plans to, well, to put it bluntly, get a room the next night and have some fun. Those of you who know me well know that that is not the kind of person I am at all. However, that night as I slept in my car I happened to inadvertently leave the car radio on all night, oddly enough for that time in my life, on a Christian radio station.