About

I initially began blogging 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 outline logical evidence and proof of God's existence. I can't devote a lot of time to blogging, but I'm thankful for the opportunity to write and to debate on apologetic subjects a little. I only debate online in written format. Though a lot of Christians believe that debating is a waste of time, there have been people that have come to believe the gospel through this approach.

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 working as a volunteer teaching both as a missionary helping to plant a church and also as an English teacher and guest teacher and speaker at various schools and universities.

II. Sample blog articles I recommend

Health

Gates and Rockefeller Cafeterias Reject Monsanto GE Foods!

The Health and Logic of a Thankful Lifestyle

Society

Christianity and Homosexuality: Embracing the Fullness 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, multi-functional marketing coordination and home inspection services for home buyers. In terms of ministry work, atheists that come to debate can sometimes be hostile, dishonest and tiring, but I've been encouraged by the account of Shammah in the Old Testament in  2 Samueal 23.11 describing how a warrior for God faithfully defended a bean field from the enemy. This blog may be nothing more than a hill of beans, but the underlying premise and reality of God's existence has lasting and eternal value to those open to looking into it and receiving the truth and person of Christ.
   
Rick Warden