About Richard Iddings

I am Richard Iddings. I am a sinner, saved by the grace and mercy of God; a follower of Jesus, who alone is King and Savior. I stand on the inerrant word of God as my sole rule of truth and faith. I am also a seminary student, bible study teacher, husband to the best wife in the world, and father to the most amazing daughter.

Nvidia – Screen Flickering & Black Screen

By |2020-02-17T21:46:44-08:00October 17th, 2019|Off-Topic|

I recently found a great deal on a GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 970 4GB graphics card. I was casually looking for a robust graphics card, but I could not justify the cost of most the newer graphics cards. The purpose for wanting a graphics card was to help speed up video rendering times and [...]

Comments Off on Nvidia – Screen Flickering & Black Screen

God In A Box?

By |2020-02-17T21:08:29-08:00September 16th, 2019|Apologetics, Christianity|

I recently heard someone substantiate a theological claim with the reasoning, “you cannot put God in a box.” If he had intended this as a literal claim there would be little dispute—but this is an expression meant as an illustrative claim. The phrase is used to disarm any number of theological viewpoints that appear to [...]

Apostles’ Creed

By |2019-05-17T19:27:40-08:00May 17th, 2019|Creeds|

I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to hell. The third day he rose [...]

Comments Off on Apostles’ Creed

Athanasian Creed

By |2019-05-17T19:26:58-08:00May 17th, 2019|Creeds|

Whoever desires to be saved should above all hold to the catholic faith. Anyone who does not keep it whole and unbroken will doubtless perish eternally. Now this is the catholic faith: That we worship one God in trinity and the trinity in unity, neither blending their persons nor dividing their essence. For the person [...]

Comments Off on Athanasian Creed

Nicene Creed

By |2019-05-17T19:19:56-08:00May 17th, 2019|Creeds|

We believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, begotten from the Father before all ages, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made; of the same essence [...]

Comments Off on Nicene Creed

The Gospel According to Jim Carrey

By |2020-02-21T11:24:18-08:00November 18th, 2018|The Gospel|

I recently had an interaction with an acquaintance who happens to be a Youth & Family Pastor.   He recently stumbled upon an online article from last year about Jim Carrey talking about the significance of suffering which he eventually links to Jesus.  Like the newspaper article, this Pastor fawned over Carrey’s proclamation of suffering’s [...]

Why I Believe

By |2018-06-22T14:05:22-08:00May 29th, 2018|Apologetics, Christianity|

I do not claim belief by some neutral evaluation of the evidence for God, judging him, weighing the evidence, watching the scales sway back and forth.  Accepting this piece of evidence while rejecting another that may not meet the popular consensus of acceptability - as if we have a determined standard from which to judge [...]

Comments Off on Why I Believe

Day 351

By |2017-10-03T10:58:40-08:00December 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|

There are some days that are just harder than others to wrap ones mind around.  As of last night, we received word that we passed another merchant account risk review (praise God); we're still in our million dollar short-term rental; and with the big fancy kitchen we're eating better than we have in a long-time.  [...]

"But sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence." -1 Peter 3:15