I rarely consume a book as quickly as I did this one. Most often, I am reading three or four books at once. But, this one - perhaps because of the current state of North American church culture - was difficult to put down. My copy (as with any book I read) is now annotated … Continue reading Another Gospel: A Response to Progressive Christianity
Have you ever been chosen to sit on a jury? I have. Twice. I distinctly remember sorting through evidence as we inched toward a verdict. Linked here for your critical thinking is an outstanding blog written by physicist, Michael Strauss, for those skeptics who are truly honest in desiring to know if the Christian faith … Continue reading Evidence and the Christian Faith
When responsibly investigating historical events, historians commonly assert, “anything is possible, but we closely examine and analyze the evidence for what is most probable." This is the same method for interpreting evidence supporting - or not supporting - all ancient literature and events. The resurrection of Christ is the epicenter of the Christian faith. Without … Continue reading What Evidence Is There for Christ’s Resurrection?
A Brief Biblical Principle from our lesson on John 7:35-51: John 7:45-47 tells us… 45 Then the officers returned to the chief priests and Pharisees, who said to them, “Why didn’t you bring him back with you?” 46 The officers replied, “No one ever spoke like this man!” 47 Then the Pharisees answered, “You haven’t been deceived too, … Continue reading When Christian Faith is Bullied
Ever have those types of conversations at coffee shops or via social media? When dialoguing about worldviews (especially in today’s relativistic, “hey, whatever works for you” culture), some deep and reasonable thinking is required. Philosophy is hard. It takes serious mental discipline. (My 'Philosophy of Religion' class, studying the works of Descartes, Hume, Nietzsche, and … Continue reading How do you know you’re not wrong?
Don't let skeptics confuse you. It's never "Science vs. Faith", rather it's "Science vs. Science." The Christian faith may go beyond science, but it never contradicts it. Note the following quote from former atheist, Alister McGrath; Oxford; Ph.D. in Molecular Biophysics “Science is necessarily agnostic with respect to anything outside of the natural realm. It … Continue reading The Agnosticism of Science
Did you know that bad news is a strong argument for the biblical worldview? “We live in a fallen world and we are constantly faced with the evidence of our fallen condition. “Indeed one of the most profound arguments for the truth of the Christian story is that we have an explanation of why the … Continue reading Bad News Argues for the Good News
The picture immediately below has been making the rounds on social media. Its message is fallacious, religious propaganda created to plant seeds of doubt regarding the reliability of modern English translations by those who woodenly - and ignorantly - believe the King James Version (KJV) of the Bible is the only reliable English translation of … Continue reading KJV vs. NIV: Don’t be Deceived by This Nonsense
"The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge." Psalm 19:1-2 The biblical view of creation is not in conflict with science; rather, it is in conflict with any worldview that starts without a creator. Our vast galaxy, … Continue reading The Universe is Telling of God’s Glory
When I began honestly investigating reasons for the Christian faith it changed everything. My faith, over time, became my own. No longer was my answer for being a Christian, "The preacher said it's true," or "Grandma said it's true." It's ok - very ok - to doubt your faith. John the Baptist, according to Jesus' … Continue reading Knowing Why You Believe What You Believe