Scott Postma

faith and writing in Las Vegas

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When Reason Sleeps

Dante's Inferno

The following is a free form terza rima in iambic heptameter reflecting on and synthesizing Dante’sInferno. When Reason Sleeps I beg your pardon, Laureate, gracious and so kind, To ask creative license in reflecting at this time, And pity penchant fool for presumptuous work of mine. Albeit I’m transgressing with [...]

7 Reasons You Should Reconsider the Resurrection

seven reasons resurrection

You may not know this, but the bodily resurrection of Jesus seemed like “an idle tale” to the early disciples. And it still does to many people today. Some of these early disciples didn’t believe the women who confessed they had seen Jesus alive. And why should they. Except for a [...]

10 Pastors I’m Concerned About


It’s not a secret the church has been in decline for a number of years and for a variety of reasons. You can read some statistics and views on why, here and here and here. Everyone has their opinions. Abuse, apostasy, and irrelevance are just a few of the words [...]

Rules of Engagement


In mid-19th-century Europe, puerperal fever (a.k.a., childbed fever) snatched the souls of one-third of women giving birth. No one knew why or how to stop it. Birthing in the Alley In Austria, Vienna General Hospital had two obstetrical clinics that provided free health care to underprivileged women in exchange for [...]

Reconciling the Alternative


I staggered to a shallow place where I gained my footing. Holding onto my raft, I stared downstream, then scoped the surrounding landscape. I could hear my heartbeat over the rushing water and contemplated throwing up. Convinced we had drifted into a theological and philosophical current that was sweeping us [...]