I am a young father of two and software engineer working in Hattiesburg, MS. I am a conservative christian man, deeply faithful and well-read. I am not formally educated beyond high school, but have self-educated on a constant basis since then. I am currently gearing up to go back to school for the next decade to pursue a Doctorate in Theology and Philosophy as well as a Master's in Education, with the goal of teaching theology at the college level and serving as a Minister of Christian Education in the Church, so much of my writing here will be from a Christian perspective. My email is evan -dot- weeks -at- gmail -dot- com if you'd like to email me.


    Idolatry of the Bible – Whence Comes Your Salvation?

    RedStaters, this is a letter I wrote this afternoon to a couple of friends of mine who had a question about an idolatry I identified: Idolatry of the Bible. We were discussing starting a Bible study locally and I wanted to make clear that my intention would be to focus any study of the Bible on its relationship to Jesus. I ended up with a | Read More »

    Conscience Under Attack

    Nurse given ultimatum: Help with abortion or lose your job, by Rick Moran @ First of all, my heart goes out to nurse Catherina Cenzon-DeCarlo. She was the “other” innocent in this story. I pray God will grant her forgiveness and the peace of absolution. Not only is abortion an unspeakable atrocity, but forcing someone you know who feels that way about them to | Read More »

    Jaded, World-Weary Cynicism and “Authentic” Christianity

    When I was a little younger and a little less mature (read: before marriage and kids), I spent a lot of time reading high-toned, fancy classical literature, smoking my Camel cigarettes and drinking like a fish and discussing “worldly” secular philosophy with like-minded friends like someone who actually knew what they were talking about. I didn’t, of course, but that wasn’t the point. I affected | Read More »

    “Yes, we’re all individuals!” – A Strict, Simple Biblical Case Against Abortion

    Before we begin, some reference scripture: 13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. My daughter Laurel being silly with her sister’s hat. 14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. 15 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret | Read More »

    Heinlein, the failure of socialist economics and the dangers of an imbalance of authority to responsibility

    He had been droning along about “value,” comparing the Marxist theory with the orthodox “use” theory. Mr. Dubois had said, “Of course, the Marxian definition of value is ridiculous. All the work one cares to add will not turn a mud pie into an apple tart; it remains a mud pie, value zero. By corollary, unskillful work can easily subtract value; an untalented cook can | Read More »

    Moral Objectivism And The Growing Ethical Divide in America

    As a quick note, this article’s intended target audience are the Conservative Christians on RedState (and elsewhere, if the article is well received). While I’m sure the message could be useful to an atheist or agnostic Conservative, the article is not written with apologetics in mind, and approaches this subject from the assumption that the audience are already believers. This Sunday I had the opportunity | Read More »

    John’s Preamble

    (Henceforth my articles on scripture will be posted as letters to my wife, Karri. These bible studies started that way, as studies written specifically for her, and I don’t want to get caught up in the narcissistic building of a readership outside of that context. These articles will therefore be posted in their original, letter, form.) Dearest Karri, This week we’re studying John chapter 1, | Read More »

    Discernment and Judgement, Fidelity and Humility before God – A Study of Matthew 7

    *disclaimer – I know this is probably off-topic for RedState, but I have a prior diary on discernment, and this article builds on top of the previous one. Besides, I figured some here would appreciate it.* Everywhere I go online, I find what I believe to be wild misunderstandings and unhealthy doctrine on the concept of Biblical Judgement. This article is an attempt to define | Read More »

    Liberals, Varelse?

    The Nordic language recognizes four orders of foreignness. The first is otherlander, or utlänning, the stranger that we recognize as being human of our world, but of another city or country. The second is framling, Demosthenes merely drops the accent from the Nordic främling. This is the stranger we recognize as human, but of another world. The third is ramen, the stranger we recognize as | Read More »

    Discernment, and the disappearing concepts of good and evil.

    Something said to me by a relative this Easter Sunday at lunch really bothered me. We were discussing, as southern Baptists are wont to do, the various uncouth practices of other churches at worship, the use of loud rock music to worship, the lack of deep, penitent, reflective lyrics in their songs, etc. I made the comment that Paul mentions in 1 Corinthians 7 and | Read More »