**Before I even get started, obviously, I could never begin to explain the 'imagination of God." My sole purpose in this blog is to simply point out that our imagination is a God-given gift. More than that, it's a significant component of being "made in the image of God." i.e. Imago Dei. Now, let's dive … Continue reading The Imagination of God
Consider the following statements. How would you respond? I am an atheist. I am not an atheist because it's cool. I am not an atheist because of religious extremism or oppression in some depraved corners of the world. I'm not an atheist because I believe science can disprove God. I'm an atheist because of one … Continue reading What would you say? Part 2 of 2
I recently had a ‘back & forth’ with a skeptic on social media. The man was kind and our debate was civil, but we clearly differed on various aspects of the Christian faith. (The goal of Christian Apologetics is not to win an argument, but to win a friend.) But, the conversation prompted me to … Continue reading What would you say? Part 1 of 2
You've, no doubt, heard (whether you've wanted to, or not) of the leaders of contemporary atheistic thought. They spend their time assaulting any and all claims of the Christian faith - and have sold millions of books doing so. They're loud and, as such, receive the lion's share of media attention. But, what do the … Continue reading What do the ‘Other Guys’ have to say?
Emeritus professor of the Philosophy of the Christian Religion, Richard Swinburne, brings to us the following thought, arguing for the fact that human consciousness is separate from mere brain activity: When scientific advances enable neuroscientists to transplant a part of a brain into a new body (think: Frankenstein), does the person's personality/self from whom the … Continue reading Are we Bodies or Souls?
“I believe in Christianity as I believe that the Sun has risen, not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.” C.S. Lewis; from an essay written for the Oxford Socratic Club I hold to a biblical worldview because of faith - but it's not blind faith. My faith … Continue reading Why Atheism Failed Me – Pt 2 of 3
I've been a huge fan of Charlie Daniels fan since he first recorded 'The Devil Went Down to Georgia' back in 1979, and 'The Legend of Wooley Swamp' in 1980. But, many don't know that Daniels loved and followed Jesus Christ. On his album, 'The Door,' he sings a host of powerful songs about his … Continue reading The Gospel According to Charlie Daniels
***My #1 love in ministry is teaching and helping people learn (which, at its root, is 'making disciples'). Recently, I led our teaching faculty in a workshop where we looked at The Art of Welcoming and The 7 Laws of the Learner (Law No. 1.) This content comes from almost 40 years of ministry. But … Continue reading The Art of Welcoming & The 7 Laws of the Learner, Law No. 1
Remember back in the day buying those ‘45’s’ - those smaller records? I bought my first one in 1975. Many others followed. The hit song was on Side A, while some other song far less familiar was on Side B. Psalm 119 has always been known for its grand and glorious focus on the Word … Continue reading Psalm 119 – Side B
Marriage takes work - a lot of it. In almost every wedding I officiate I remind the couple that marriage takes work. Hard work. But it’s worth it for you and, if applicable, for your children. I once read, “Marriage is work. Anyone who says it isn't has never been married.” And, this gem: “Love … Continue reading Marriage is Hard (but worth the work)