Due to what I consider to be a misuse of ancient Near-Eastern (ANE) backgrounds among evangelical scholars in recent years, many young age creationists have steered clear of broaching this topic. This, I believe, is an error.
Christianity makes claims and entrails truths that require all other religious systems to be false. These are strong claims, and I think it’s a good thing we have them. Here’s why.
In this week’s post (which is admittedly more of a rant), I discuss some of the problems we see when intellectualism gets taken too far in the church. There’s a balance! Anti-intellectualism is bad, but so is intellectual snobbery.
Our church has recently concluded a series on tough questions in the Bible, and naturally, the question of how to respond to family members and other loved ones who have chosen to adopt a homosexual lifestyle came up. I’d like to lay out in brief what I believe the most appropriate general response is to this issue.
The intellectual side of Christianity is very attractive and most natural to me, so I’ve been thinking about a way to understand our relational experience of Christ in this context. By using some pragmatic philosophy, we can draw helpful distinctions between the various ways we know and experience God and his world.
Just last month, Greg Koukl released the 10th-anniversary edition of Tactics—a must-read book that has been instrumental in my life—which has been updated and expanded with over 40% new content! While there’s much I could say, I’d love to just zoom in on my top three takeaways.
There is a danger that I’ve seen many defenders of Christianity fall into (I’ve been there myself), that I’m poised to help others avoid. That is, a failure to take all thoughts captive to biblical truth. You see, it’s not merely what is logically permissible, possible, or even probable that matters; it’s what is biblical. Why is that?
Do you think it’s possible you could be wrong about certain things you know? I think an important part of having careful conversations is the willingness to change your mind. Here’s what I mean.
To those of us who give thoughtful consideration to the defense of the faith, I want to offer an admonishment this year: Let's lead the way not only in championing the defense of God, but in the worship of him as well. The Trap If you're anything like me, at one...
The third theme I noticed in my attempts to create careful conversations with those who disagree had to do with the structure of my arguments themselves. The truth is you won't get very far in conversations with others if they don't consider you a sound "debate"...