Would Jesus visit with our churches and discover that our definition of healthy fits his definition of healthy? We love, but do we love as God loves? Jonathan Leeman says, “We assume not that God is love but that love is God.” The church of Christ is a community where her members love each other sacrificially, extending warm hugs and smiles, ministering to … Continue reading
Ed Stetzer has written a great article on The Baptist Boogeyman
I’ve always been fascinated by the Baptist bogeyman. Bogeymen are not real dangers, but ones we use to scare one another, often distracting us from real danger. There are real challenges in our churches and the convention—theological and otherwise—but bogeymen distract us from the real issues.
A first-century manuscript and it’s value for apologetics and the church.
How do these manuscripts change … Continue reading
I often hear that conservative Christianity is opposed to “real” science and that if Christians had anything to do with it, science would never have arisen. The great problem with statements like the one above is that they are false. The belief that Christianity is somehow opposed to science has been repeatedly defeated, and yet it seems to rear its ugly head often.
Many authors and books take up the task to defend the Christian … Continue reading
If Jesus rose from the dead, then you have to accept all he said; if he didn’t rise from the dead, then why worry about any of what he said? The issue on which everything hangs is not whether or not you like his teaching but whether or not he rose from the dead.
Tim Keller The Reason for God pg. 210
Buy The Reason for God
Yes, I know, I am way behind the evangelical reading curve because I just now got around to reading Tim Keller’s The Reason for God. As one reading this book late in the game, it had much to live up to. After all, The Reason for God has been called Mere Christianity for a new generation and has blurbs on … Continue reading
Tim Tebow has become a polarizing figure. Of course, as far as I can tell, it is difficult to see how. He is young, athletic, humble, hardworking, clean cut, and articulate. He is the kind of player that most coaches dream of having on their teams, and yet it is becoming obvious to many that Tebow is a thorn in the flesh for many … Continue reading
David K. Naugle‘s, in his book Worldview: The History of a Concept, argues that the enlightenment introduced modernity to the West, and in so doing, destroyed the many myths that existed to explain life and living with a scientific explanation. In other words, the enlightenment reduced the West to only one acceptable meta-narrative, the scientific one.
Modernism, however, was to give way to postmodernism, … Continue reading
In a recent editorial on Canada’s Burnaby Now (www.burnabynow.com) website, an editorial by Maurice Harting argues that human rights do not exist without religious belief. The editorial is written in response to a previous article seeking to abolish references to religion in Canadian schools in order to protect those of the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, and transgender community. Harting writes,
Most of Canadian criminal … Continue reading
Don Piper’s book, 90 Minutes in Heaven has been on the New York Times’ bestseller list since it was released in 2004. Though I have not read the book, Michael Patton argues that this form of apologetical argument is insufficient and dangerous. One of his strongest arguments against this form of apologetics is that Piper’s book is that Piper’s writing flies in the face of a good bit of biblical and systematic theology. … Continue reading
In a recent Sunday School class, the question of whether or not God hates was raised. Certainly, the hatred of God is not a core part of the usual curriculum in our churches, but does that mean that it does not exist? The primary goal for our theology as Christians should be to be biblical, even when what we read in the Bible … Continue reading