“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on … Continue reading For the “stalled out,” tired, and worn down
"When someone stands up and says, 'I am a person of faith,' they shouldn't get respect for it. They think that's a respect-producing statement: 'I am a person of faith.' In other words, 'I am a person who will believe practically anything on no evidence at all.'" Christopher Hitchens The late Christopher Hitchens was no … Continue reading All Worldviews – not just Christianity – Require Faith
"...and the LORD has laid on [Christ] the sins of us all." (Isaiah 53:6) This is prodigious and shocking truth... One theologian comments on this passage: The manner in which God laid our sins on Jesus Christ was that God treated him as if he had committed every sin ever committed by every person who … Continue reading “…and the LORD has laid on [Christ] the sins of us all.”
"Aslan," said Lucy, "you're bigger." "That is because you are older, little one," answered he. "Not because you are?" Lucy asked. "I am not. But every year you grow, you will find me bigger." **C.S. Lewis; The Chronicles of Narnia; Prince Caspian Lewis' point is that a biblical understanding of Christ sharpens in focus only … Continue reading Narnia and our View of Christ
“It is my deep conviction that every part of the Bible is given its fullest meaning by the saving work of Christ, who restores a sinful, fallen creation and makes all things new….No significant biblical theme can be viewed on its own without linking it to its goal or fulfillment in Christ." - Graeme Goldsworthy … Continue reading Christ and the Bible
Read the following hypothetical exchange carefully. Sy Garte has a Ph.D. in Biochemistry. Garte is a fellow of the American Scientific Affiliation (ASA) and serves as vice president for the Washington, DC, metro chapter of the ASA. He’s also a Christian. “Begging the question” is a logical response to a questionable claim. But, said … Continue reading What is the “Begging the Question Fallacy”?
It was a beautiful day at Busch Gardens in Tampa, FL. The fragrance of hundreds of colorful flowers, the warm sunshine, and the smiles on the faces of children all combined for a wonderful experience. But, on May 12, 2002, little did a twenty-one year old Busch Gardens employee suspect her life was about to … Continue reading Take Heed, Lest You Fall
For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:12 In Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, Pilgrim, on his new Christian adventure finds himself in a dark valley where there lives a … Continue reading I Fought a Demon Friday
In a post-Christian/post-modern culture, facts don’t always matter. Michael Kruger writes, “C.S. Lewis captured this reality well in his book The Magician’s Nephew (part of his Narnia Chronicles). “While Narnia is a land filled with magic—where animals can talk and even sing—not all people can hear them. Indeed, Uncle Andrew cannot. “When the animals speak … Continue reading When Facts Don’t Matter
In John’s biography of Jesus he recorded many instances of people accusing Jesus of being a sinner or all the way to being demon-possessed. In one such story Jesus confronted his accusers: “When I tell the truth, you just naturally don’t believe me! Which of you can truthfully accuse me of sin? And since I … Continue reading Prove to Me I’m Wrong.