I initially began my blogs as a means for sharing what I believe to be the most important truths in life. I gradually became more involved in online debating and have written a few articles that logically outline evidence and proof of God's existence. If you are a skeptic, I challenge you to disprove any of them. So far, there have been no effective rebuttals. This page is divided into three sections:
I. Brief bio and blog history
II. Sample blog articles I recommend
III. My present interests and services
I. Brief bio and blog history - I grew up with a love for design, writing and music, as well as a desire to help people know the truth about the meaning of life. I was trained at the Cooper Union college of architecture. This college is known for its emphasis on creativity and cutting-edge thought. While in college I was not well versed in philosophy and logic, but this has been a growing interest and has helped me to understand how our lives and work may be integrated on many different levels. After college, I moved to Southampton, NY and worked in construction and architecture. In 2001, I moved to Ukraine and worked as a missionary for over 10 years. In 2012, my Ukrainian wife and two sons moved to the United States.
My blog name, Templestream is not in any way related to Bill Roorbach's book Temple Stream. In Ezekiel 47.1 a river is described which flows out from the altar of a future temple. Also, in John 7.38 a river of life is described by Christ that would flow out of living temples, people who have been born again by God's Spirit. This river in both cases is a river that has a great impact on its surroundings. Likewise, when we are in tune with the truth and Spirit of God, we can have a positive and substantial impact in the world as God guides our lives in accordance with His will.
I lived in Ukraine from 2001 to 2011 working as a missionary helping to plant a church in Simferopol. My wife, Olya, and sons, Jacob and Isaiah have moved to the United States.
II. Sample blog articles I recommend
Gates and Rockefeller Cafeterias Reject Monsanto GE Foods!
The Health and Logic of a Thankful Lifestyle
Christianity and Homosexuality: Embracing the Fulness of Christ
Hospitals Using Microchip Electronic Tattoos on Foreheads (Updated)
Logical proof of God
To date, my logical arguments for God's existence have not met with serious challenges. Examples of logical proofs are found in the following articles:
The Organizing Principle of the Universe: Hierarchy and the Central Truth
How Identity, Logic and Physics Prove God's Existence
III. Services available
Presently, my work involves WordPress website creation, multifunctional marketing coordination and home inspection services for home buyers.
Our family is presently in the US and we have left the door open to return to Ukraine because, for one thing, the US is becoming increasingly corrupt, unstable and dangerous. Most people have considered the US a haven but, actually, in a lot of ways, Ukraine has some more stable elements, such as low debt housing. Few people are in danger of foreclosure and losing their homes there. Considering how unstable the political situation is in both countries, we felt this would be wise to be flexible. In terms of ministry work, I see blogging as my main ministry presently. This type of apologetic may not seem very important, but, at least the traffic at the site has been picking up a bit. Sometimes debating with the atheists who come to this blog can get a bit tiresome, but I've been encouraged by the account of Shammah in the Old Testament. In 2 Samueal 23.11 it talks about how this warrior for God faithfully defended a bean field from the enemy.
Contact address: rickwarden *at* writeme.com