In their 2004 book, Hell Under Fire, general editors, Christopher Moran and Robert Peterson write, A business was opening a new store, and a friend of the owner sent flowers for the occasion. The flowers arrived at the new business site, and the owner read the card, inscribed “Rest in Peace.” The angry owner called … Continue reading Hell Under Fire
The Hebrew word, "selah," found repeatedly in the Psalms is thought by scholars to be an ancient musical term used in the Hebrew psalter meaning, in essence, "pause and think about that." The following is worth pausing and thinking about. In the first century, the church had no spot-lights, smoke machines, electric instruments or sound … Continue reading Pause – And Think About That…
Philosophy can quickly become a black hole of circular reasoning. To most, it can sound like needless gibberish about the ethereal and existential. However,... Mature philosophical dialogue teaches us to think deeply. Those moments spent in careful, disciplined thought and debate prepare us not only to speak intelligently about various topics, but to be able … Continue reading Christianity & Philosophy
God or the Multiverse? Which one requires more faith? To all students having the multiverse presented to you as truth (or as the best option for the origination of life) I encourage you to watch this brief, 5 minute presentation by Brian Keating, Professor of Physics at the University of California, San Diego. He poignantly … Continue reading God or the Multiverse?
I remember the first time I saw young Linda Blair’s head spin around in the 1973 monster-hit (pun intended), The Exorcist. It scared the you-know-what out of me. I’ve professed my faith in Christ since then. And that, according to the Bible, changes everything. Powerfully. The Daily Beast recently published a story on the Vatican's … Continue reading The Exorcists – A Word about Demonic Possession
Josh McDowell (left) is a former atheist and has been teaching the Biblical faith to teens and adults for decades. His son, Sean, has followed in his father's footsteps and is, himself, a gifted theologian and defender of the Christian faith. Sean presently serves on the faculty of Biola University in southern California. Below are … Continue reading A Legacy of Biblical Defense & Faith
Linked for you here is a dialogue between New Testament scholar and theologian, NT Wright, and Harvard philosopher, Sean Kelly, as they discuss one of history’s most influential books – the Bible. It’s an audio link only (no video) and is over an hour in length. Whether you listen in “small bites” or “swallow the … Continue reading The Bible: Gospel, Guide or Garbage?
The title of this blog has been championed by HBU professor, Dr. Jeremiah Johnston. It's something I believe in deeply. The biblical illiteracy of North American church culture is at an alarming and embarrassing level. However,... It's never too late to read, learn how to understand, and apply your Bible. The Bible is a … Continue reading Teaching Christians to be Thinkers, and Thinkers to be Christians
Solid (and prophetic quote): These provocative thoughts were set down by Professor Alexander Tyler around 1770 - seven years before the birth of the United States. May we, as a nation, be careful not to repeat this pattern of history: "The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been 200 years. These nations have … Continue reading The Rise & Fall of a Nation